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enigma
used in Sophie's World

9 uses
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Definition
something mysterious that seems unexplainable
  • A lot of age-old enigmas have now been explained by science.
    2 — The Top Hat (32% in)
enigmas = things that are mysterious and seem unexplainable
  • To him or her, the world continues to seem a bit unreasonable—bewildering, even enigmatic.
    2 — The Top Hat (75% in)
  • Socrates (470-399 B.C.) is possibly the most enigmatic figure in the entire history of philosophy.
    7 — Socrates (47% in)
  • Even during his lifetime he was considered somewhat enigmatic, and fairly soon after his death he was held to be the founder of any number of different philosophical schools of thought.
    7 — Socrates (49% in)
  • The very fact that he was so enigmatic and ambiguous made it possible for widely differing schools of thought to claim him as their own.
    7 — Socrates (49% in)
  • Both Jesus and Socrates were enigmatic personalities, also to their contemporaries.
    7 — Socrates (67% in)
  • Her mother looked at her with an enigmatic expression.
    23 — The Enlightenent (22% in)
  • "If you only knew how much he orders people around," said Hilde enigmatically, "and you can't imagine how much he enjoys it."
    27 — Kierkegaard (9% in)
  • Nature is full of enigmas.
    34 — The Big Bang (76% in)

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