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enigma
used in Anna Karenina

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Definition
something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • Levin tried to understand him, and could not understand him, and looked at him and his life as at a living enigma.
    Part Three (79% in)
enigma = something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • Liza Merkalova was a thin brunette, with an Oriental, languid type of face, and—as everyone used to say—exquisite enigmatic eyes.
    Part Three (54% in)
  • This glow shone out in her exquisite, truly enigmatic eyes.
    Part Three (55% in)

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  • Levin tried through her to get a solution of the weighty enigma her husband presented to his mind; but he had not complete freedom of ideas, because he was in an agony of embarrassment.
    Part Three (80% in)
  • The sight of his brother, and the nearness of death, revived in Levin that sense of horror in face of the insoluble enigma, together with the nearness and inevitability of death, that had come upon him that autumn evening when his brother had come to him.
    Part Five (61% in)

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