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Definitions of mystery

  1.   something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained how it got out is a mystery it remains one of nature's secrets
  2.   a story about a crime usually murder presented as a novel or play or movie
  3.   A profound secret something wholly unknown or something kept cautiously concealed and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder something which has not been or can not be explained hence specifically that which is beyond human comprehension
  4.   The consecrated elements in the eucharist
  5.   Anything artfully made difficult an enigma
  6.   A trade a handicraft hence any business with which one is usually occupied
  7.   A dramatic representation of a Scriptural subject often some event in the life of Christ a dramatic composition of this character as the Chester Mysteries consisting of dramas acted by various craft associations in that city in the early part of the 14th century
  8.   A kind of secret religious celebration to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated by certain preparatory ceremonies usually plural as the Eleusinian mysteries
  9.   Something secret hidden or unexplained that which is beyond human understanding Mystery play a Biblical drama or miracle play of the Middle Ages
  10.   A secret doctrine anything very obscure that which is beyond human comprehension anything artfully made difficult
  11.   A trade handicraft a kind of rude drama of a religious nature so called because acted by craftsmen
  12.   A secret anything obscure or incomprehensible
  13.   Something unknown or incomprehensible
  14.   A medieval dramatic perforamance miracle play
  15.   Sacred rites and ceremonies among the ancients of stated observance and into which only the initiated were admitted dramas of a religious nature in which were represented characters and events drawn from sacred history and the lives of the saints
  16.   A secret something not comprehensible an enigma a trade
  17.   A profound secret something wholly unknown something awfully obscure or incomprehensible that which is kept secret for a time to be afterwards revealed a miracle play

Quotes of mystery

  1. Mystery is at the heart of creativity That and surprise – Julia Cameron
  2. Acting is not a mystery There's nothing that I know that other actors don't know We all act we're all actors we all know the same thing The only thing that separates us is experience – Vincent D'Onofrio
  3. Mystery is but another name for ignorance if we were omniscient all would be perfectly plain – Tryon Edwards
  4. I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters so long as you talk to them If you lived in a monastery and never met any women maybe it would be difficult – Ken Follett
  5. There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored I'd love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them – Annie Leibovitz
  6. I have two young children with autism What could they have ever done to deserve that What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer It's a mystery Yet still I believe in God – Fred Melamed
  7. It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth in which alone it finds liberation and delight the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear – Anthony de Mello
  8. Let a man turn to his own childhood no further if he will renew his sense of remoteness and of the mystery of change – Alice Meynell
  9. For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings and if the prophets being wise men understood what proceeded from their own mouths then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles – Origen
  10. Don't you see what's at stake here The ultimate aim of all science to penetrate the unknown Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space The greatest mystery is right here right under our feet – Walter Reisch
  11. This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery Some people just do it but others need help with the mindset permission almost to listen to themselves Understanding how things work is the key – Sally Schneider
  12. Having soon discovered to be great I must appear so and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society and wrapped myself in mystery devoting my time to fasting and prayer – Nat Turner
  13. There is something about poetry beyond prose logic there is mystery in it not to be explained but admired – Edward Young

Usage examples for mystery

  1. That is a mystery to me answered Florence – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  2. He was not alone in that mystery – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  3. Not the least mystery of Cray's Folly was the presence of this girl – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  4. Blue Car Mystery The – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  5. But the sun leaves no mystery – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  6. There is nothing I hate so much as a mystery – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  7. It is nearly as much a mystery to me as to you – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  8. There is some mystery secret you say – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. Well there's some mystery about him – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  10. After waiting a few days I set out for the scene of the mystery – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  11. “ I too could have explained the mystery – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  12. How they manage to find paper is to me a mystery – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  13. She went straight to the heart of the mystery – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  14. Some time I will tell you why I came here he continued with an air of mystery – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  15. This mystery must be cleared up before you leave this room – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  16. There is no mystery in this – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  17. But now there was no longer need for mystery – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  18. This this was the heart of the mystery – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  19. When there's a bit of mystery you know eh – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  20. It is not possible that I shall not find the way that I shall not see through this mystery – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux

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