Definitions of mysteries

  1. Among anc. pagans, secret rites and worship known only to the initiated; in the middle ages, miracle- plays, a kind of rude drama of a religious character.

Usage examples for mysteries

  1. In the same tone, as if one were an echo of the other, they answered, " We desire nothing, but you demand knowledge of the spirit- world, and would have its mysteries revealed to you, which the Invisibles will now grant you. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  2. There are no mysteries in his character- no lights and shades at all. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. Then the dark mysteries of the past which have been locked up for centuries will be revealed. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  4. The experience began to give Rosie a clue to one of those mysteries of conduct which had long puzzled her. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  5. I wish you would not make me a party to these mysteries. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  6. Which is a speaking of mysteries on my part! – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  7. The green room had no mysteries for him. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  8. But from the Negro's amazed admiration, I realized the ignorance in which I stood to the mysteries of the desert, and how familiar they were to my companion. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  9. You deal in mysteries! – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  10. India has always known of its existence; and in every generation some have fought their way in through the outer mysteries to the knowledge within. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  11. Its creed is full of mysteries too solemn and sacred to be examined. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  12. Then, when I had no earthly friend who was able to unfold the mysteries of the future world to my entire satisfaction, he became my teacher and taught me how to be born into his heavenly family. – The Poorhouse Waif and His Divine Teacher by Isabel C. Byrum
  13. You see, Streff- oh, why should you and I make mysteries to each other? – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  14. The mysteries of the literary world were the least known to him, and therefore it offered the greatest amount of vague promise and indefinite hope. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe