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  • However, from the standpoint of the U.S. combat soldier, Ranger, SEAL, Green Beret, or whatever, those ROE represent a very serious conundrum.†   (source)
  • A very, very small part of my head considered the interesting conundrum presented in this situation.†   (source)
  • Soon, another conundrum presented itself.†   (source)
  • It's a conundrum.†   (source)
  • For all his new bliss, however, his mind was entirely focused on what had become the most important conundrum of his existence: how to assure that Katrina would survive Galbatorix's wrath.†   (source)
  • She felt that he was studying her, preparing himself for whatever this new conundrum might prove to be.†   (source)
  • That was always the conundrum: Had I made the right choice in putting the people's welfare even before that of my own family?†   (source)
  • Ghosh was faced with a conundrum: How did one treat a soldier, an executioner, who now was engaged in treason against the Emperor?†   (source)
  • And therein lies the conundrum, the riddle you've been avoiding, because confronting the problem shakes apart the very foundation, doesn't it?†   (source)
  • Here is the conundrum: by the time most people pick up a parenting book, it is far too late.†   (source)
  • The problem stems from a conundrum he's thought through a thousand times.†   (source)
  • Ever since the lifting of his mental paralysis, he had been continuously circling round and round the same conundrum.†   (source)
  • To praise a woman whose attention was focused solely on family and domestic responsibilities, Milkman summons a conundrum: that without ever leaving the ground she could fly.†   (source)
  • Jim's task was like a logician's conundrum.†   (source)
  • Chapter Three Flight to the Harbor By daylight the streets and alleyways of London were a conundrum; at night, in the middle of a rainstorm, the maze became an impossible labyrinth to the four men running for their lives from a pack of hunters that could, apparently, pursue them by smell.†   (source)
  • It's the Countdown Conundrum.†   (source)
  • He was fascinated by riddles and codes and conundrums and labyrinths, by the origin of place names, by grammar, by slang, by jokes—although he never laughed at them—by anything that might mean something else.†   (source)
  • I'd been torturing myself with these pointless circular conundrums all day.†   (source)
  • But the conundrum facing Ryan contained an element that shifted the balance in his mind.†   (source)
  • This is a conundrum easily resolved by shooting only the people on the other side, and that's how war goes on and on.†   (source)
  • He posed a major conundrum, for while I could accept the idea of a contented domestic group consisting of mated male and female and a bevy of pups, I had not yet progressed far enough into the wolf world to be able to explain, or to accept, the apparent existence of an eternal triangle.†   (source)
  • How little, after all, did I know about this urban world up beyond the Potomac, with its ethnic conundrums and complexities.†   (source)
  • The political conundrum of national health care.
  • I 'll give you a conundrum to lighten your labor: Why are bad boys like cake?   (source)
  • To meet these guys in these remote Pashtun villages only made the conundrum more difficult.†   (source)
  • Oh yes siree, thought Jimmy Another human conundrum.†   (source)
  • I sent her away, but it left behind a conundrum.†   (source)
  • The conundrum is that face and Jonathan are bound, by very ancient blood magic.†   (source)
  • "Your Mark presented me with a conundrum," said Lilith.†   (source)
  • An old conundrum of Crake's.†   (source)
  • Archival conundrums were nothing new for him, but usually he had more than a few minutes to work them out.†   (source)
  • Luckily, the answer to this conundrum was provided by the philosopher Zeno in the fifth century B.C. Achilles, a man of action and urgency, trained to measure his exertions to the tenth of a second, should be able to quickly dispense with a twenty-yard dash.†   (source)
  • It was an unsolvable conundrum until, at last, Eragon realized that the only way to best Murtagh was to give him what he wanted.†   (source)
  • He may have answered a hundred questions since I last saw him, or he may still be gnashing his teeth over the same conundrum as when I left him.†   (source)
  • It's a conundrum, all right.†   (source)
  • This was a legal conundrum: if the sentence of death was to be carried out by hanging, then the prisoner could not be decapitated, or the sentence wasn't fulfilled.†   (source)
  • "We have a conundrum," said Jocelyn.†   (source)
  • It was an impossible conundrum.†   (source)
  • But he knew himself to be physically weak and tired, not drunk, but far from sober; part of his troubled mind was far away, gorging on the conundrum of himself.†   (source)
  • And it creates a conundrum.†   (source)
  • I believe that I've solved one of the oldest conundrums of natural philosophy by creating and proving the existence of a vacuum!†   (source)
  • The six primary concerns he'd laid out in his mind represented a total of twenty-seven independent variables, and he'd dwelt on each from every conceivable angle already, but he reapplied himself to some of the more obvious solutions to his conundrum now.†   (source)
  • produce such conundrums as Eric, and he was not to be judged by the civilized standards which obtained in her own country.†   (source)
  • And just as the speeding rain distorted, blurred, blunted, all the familiar outlines of walls, windows, doors, parked cars, lamp posts, hydrants, trees, so Eric, now, in his silent watching, sought to blur and blunt and flee from all the conundrums which crowded in on him.†   (source)
  • I might reply, taking it to be a conundrum, or if I were King Pellinore, "What what, what?†   (source)
  • His Sue's conduct was one lovely conundrum to him; he could say no more.†   (source)
  • I believe the theme of this incomprehensible conundrum was the moon.†   (source)
  • A conundrum of Mr. Weston's shall clear him and his next neighbour.†   (source)
  • "And William is dead, and my mother's in London, and what will she be doing?" the boy asked himself, as if it were a conundrum.†   (source)
  • A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony, and there are no red-headed clients to vex us with their conundrums.†   (source)
  • Squatted on the verandah chewing betel-nut, sighing and spitting all over the place for more than an hour, and as glum as an undertaker before he came out with that dashed conundrum.†   (source)
  • Miss Volumnia, displaying in early life a pretty talent for cutting ornaments out of coloured paper, and also for singing to the guitar in the Spanish tongue, and propounding French conundrums in country houses, passed the twenty years of her existence between twenty and forty in a sufficiently agreeable manner.†   (source)
  • He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, of hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension præternatural.†   (source)
  • I am making a conundrum.†   (source)
  • Volumnia is a little dim, but she is of the true descent; and there are many who appreciate her sprightly conversation, her French conundrums so old as to have become in the cycles of time almost new again, the honour of taking the fair Dedlock in to dinner, or even the privilege of her hand in the dance.†   (source)
  • How will a conundrum reckon?†   (source)
  • He was invited to contribute any really good enigmas, charades, or conundrums that he might recollect; and she had the pleasure of seeing him most intently at work with his recollections; and at the same time, as she could perceive, most earnestly careful that nothing ungallant, nothing that did not breathe a compliment to the sex should pass his lips.†   (source)
  • When he came to explain with me upon the doctrines, I found several conundrums which I objected to, unless I might have my way a little too, and introduce some of mine.†   (source)
  • Martin Cunningham forgot to give us his spellingbee conundrum this morning.†   (source)
  • —Wait, said Cissy, I'll run ask my uncle Peter over there what's the time by his conundrum.†   (source)
  • I must have my crotchets, And my conundrums!†   (source)
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