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conundrum
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Definition a difficult problem — often with no clearly correct answer
  • The political conundrum of national health care.
  • I 'll give you a conundrum to lighten your labor: Why are bad boys like cake?
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  An Old-Fashioned Girl
  • Conundrum-a three-point vocab word.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • conundrum = a difficult problem — often with no clearly correct answer
  • So I lean against the counter and present the latest conundrum:
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • conundrum = difficult problem — often with no clearly correct answer
  • I must have my crotchets, And my conundrums!
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • Here is the conundrum: by the time most people pick up a parenting book, it is far too late.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • It's a conundrum, all right.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • It was an unsolvable conundrum until, at last, Eragon realized that the only way to best Murtagh was to give him what he wanted.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • "It's the Countdown Conundrum."
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • "And therein lies the conundrum, the riddle you've been avoiding, because confronting the problem shakes apart the very foundation, doesn't it?
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Soon, another conundrum presented itself.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • A very, very small part of my head considered the interesting conundrum presented in this situation.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • This is a conundrum easily resolved by shooting only the people on the other side, and that's how war goes on and on.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • That was always the conundrum: Had I made the right choice in putting the people's welfare even before that of my own family?
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Jim's task was like a logician's conundrum.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I believe the theme of this incomprehensible conundrum was the moon.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I am making a conundrum.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I sent her away, but it left behind a conundrum.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The problem stems from a conundrum he's thought through a thousand times.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "We have a conundrum," said Jocelyn.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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