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enigma
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Definition something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • It is an enigma. I don't understand it.
enigma = something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • As Churchill said about Russia, it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
  • enigma = something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • But his thoughts seemed to stumble in the darkness of some not-solved enigma, and soon he fell silent.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Mirror of the Sea
  • By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics, Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists.
    M. C. Escher
  • I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
    Sir Winston Churchill
  • I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
    Umberto Eco
  • He sent her a quiet, enigmatic look.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • enigmatic = mysterious (not understandable)
  • Your answer, sir, is enigmatical:
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • enigmatical = mysterious and seemingly unexplainable
  • "An enigma," said the sergeant.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • enigma = something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • When she did speak, her words were enigmatical, "Something is going out."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • enigmatical = mysterious
  • She has to be because she's the enigma at the centre of the mystery
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • enigma = mystery (something that seems unexplainable)
  • As for that enigmatic Scarlet Pimpernel, what is he to you?
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • enigmatic = mysterious
  • That was just another of the enigmas he never solved.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • enigmas = unexplainable things
  • Could she have succeeded in escaping from that enigmatic room?
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • enigmatic = mysterious and seeming unexplainable
  • ...the enigma of what such a little gentleman could have done that deserved a penalty.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • enigma = something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • Poirot smiled rather enigmatically.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • enigmatically = in a mysterious manner that seems unexplainable
  • I watched curiously as an enigmatic range of emotions flitted across her face.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • enigmatic = mysterious and seeming unexplainable
  • He had simply babbled on uttering empty phrases, letting slip a few enigmatic words and again reverting to incoherence.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • enigmatic = mysterious and seeming unexplainable
  • that answer planted an enigma in Fernanda's heart that she was never able to clarify.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • enigma = unexplainable mystery
  • Paris traffic is an endless enigma regardless of the hour of day or night.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
enigma = mystery

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