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enigma
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • Your language is enigmatical, sir: but though I am bewildered, I am certainly not afraid.
    Chapter 14 (86% in)
  • I hardly heard Mrs. Fairfax's account of the curtain conflagration during dinner, so much was I occupied in puzzling my brains over the enigmatical character of Grace Poole, and still more in pondering the problem of her position at Thornfield and questioning why she had not been given into custody that morning, or, at the very least, dismissed from her master's service.
    Chapter 16 (33% in)
  • "I don't understand enigmas.
    Chapter 19 (16% in)

There are no more uses of "enigma" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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  • I waited now his return; eager to disburthen my mind, and to seek of him the solution of the enigma that perplexed me.
    Chapter 25 (9% in)
  • The enigma then was explained: this affable and kind little widow was no great dame; but a dependant like myself.
    Chapter 11 (50% in)
  • But my mind had been running on Grace Poole — that living enigma, that mystery of mysteries, as I considered her.
    Chapter 19 (76% in)
  • She surveyed my whole person: in her eyes I read that they had there found no charm powerful enough to solve the enigma.
    Chapter 24 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "enigma" in Jane Eyre.

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