Usage examples for enigma

  1. The very terms of the assertion are as yet an enigma in language, the fact is yet a problem in philosophy; the world possesses as yet no adequate logic for that province of our speculation which lies beyond our immediate experience." – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  2. The enigma receives a glorious solution when we realize that the future life is to be the time of the Restoration. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  3. He had shown many good qualities, yet some unaccountable faults; and, all in all, was an enigma to myself and the class. – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  4. As long as he could look back into his life, the question, who is this person they call Alan Conrad, and what am I to the man who writes from Chicago, had been the paramount enigma of existence for him. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer
  5. She spent a part of the morning in attending to La Mole, and the rest in trying to guess the enigma, which her mind could not discover. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  6. Michal did as she was told, and Valentine then hastened with the solved enigma to the commandant, Count Hommonai. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  7. He first became aware of one enigma, the consideration of which was not so easy to lay aside. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  8. Traces have been found which show that the fugitive was there received by them and conveyed past posts and sentries, over fortifications and ramparts- how is still an enigma. – Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  9. Yes, and an enigma, and to none more than to yourself. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  10. Patrick's face was a complete enigma. – The Moon is Green by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  11. The whole personality of the man was an enigma to her. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  12. Thinking silently for a moment, the great human enigma suggested with his old suave smile: This is a matter better left to the natives, Captain, unless it should be found that Miss Sheldon is still nearby about her own affairs. – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  13. Here at last was the key to the enigma. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  14. " Then Sir Giles did intend the enigma for a guide," she observed. – The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
  15. Puzzling enigma, which, however, did not exercise Mr. Povey! – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  16. But he had no leisure to devote to the solution of this enigma. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  17. Miss Cluyme was prevented from following up this enigma. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  18. This question, which he had often asked himself whenever Ibarra's death was mentioned, again came into his mind in the presence of the human enigma he now saw before him. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  19. This drama is a sublime enigma. – Specimens of Greek Tragedy Aeschylus and Sophocles by Goldwin Smith
  20. He still remains, in a sense, an enigma, for it seems possible that the smiling face he has lately turned to the world conceals the real man more effectively than the frowning countenance he wore in former years. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson