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The Brothers Karamazov
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enigma
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • But the future life—it is such an enigma!
  • For this moment was to solve a doubt, a harassing enigma which had for some time haunted Alyosha.
  • Yet even when I did know of this special circumstance I still felt Ivan Fyodorovitch to be an enigmatic figure, and thought his visit rather mysterious.
  • "Very well, I will come," Alyosha decided, after rapidly scanning the brief, enigmatic note, which consisted of an urgent entreaty that he would come, without any sort of explanation.
  • Instinctively feeling that the time of her mother’s absence was precious for her, Alyosha hastened to tell her of his enigmatic meeting with the schoolboys in the fewest words possible.
  • Grushenka’s mood and the enigmatic tone of some of her words he completely failed to grasp.
  • And behold, instead of giving a firm foundation for setting the conscience of man at rest for ever, Thou didst choose all that is exceptional, vague and enigmatic; Thou didst choose what was utterly beyond the strength of men, acting as though Thou didst not love them at all—Thou who didst come to give Thy life for them!
  • The subject is a complete enigma.
  • But Fetyukovitch remained an enigma to all up to the very end, up to his speech.
  • You see, my dear boy"—Madame Hohlakov suddenly looked arch and a charming, though enigmatic, smile played about her lips—"you see, I suspect .
  • I knew a young lady of the last "romantic" generation who after some years of an enigmatic passion for a gentleman, whom she might quite easily have married at any moment, invented insuperable obstacles to their union, and ended by throwing herself one stormy night into a rather deep and rapid river from a high bank, almost a precipice, and so perished, entirely to satisfy her own caprice, and to be like Shakespeare’s Ophelia.
  • _" she added enigmatically, emphasizing each word with some irritability.

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  • As Churchill said about Russia, it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
  • It is an enigma. I don’t understand it.

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