enigmatical


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Synonyms for enigmatical

not clear to the understanding

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Archdeacon Claude had the credit also of having fathomed the mystery of the colossus of Saint Christopher, and of that lofty, enigmatical statue which then stood at the entrance of the vestibule, and which the people, in derision, called "Monsieur Legris.
Oh, yes, no doubt that is what I must have meant," said Holmes, with his enigmatical smile.
Now they would be low and close, and he would distinguish in that steep, unusual perspective, windows, doors, street and sky signs, people and the minutest details, and watch the enigmatical behaviour of crowds and clusters upon the roofs and in the streets; then as they soared the details would shrink, the sides of streets draw together, the view widen, the people cease to be significant.
By their battered covers and enigmatical contents, Cassandra judged them to be old school-books belonging to Uncle Trevor, and piously, though eccentrically, preserved by his daughter.
She had been led through the best galleries, had been taken to the chief points of view, had been shown the grandest ruins and the most glorious churches, and she had ended by oftenest choosing to drive out to the Campagna where she could feel alone with the earth and sky, away-from the oppressive masquerade of ages, in which her own life too seemed to become a masque with enigmatical costumes.
Sing poor," with which more or less enigmatical rejoinder the Chinaman returned to his work.
You are a little enigmatical this morning," he declared.
It was no affair of theirs that the enigmatical white men should be out trying to kill each other, and whatever interest in the proceedings might be theirs they were careful to conceal it from Sheldon.
The housekeeper trembled at the question, and answered in these enigmatical words:
Flora of the enigmatical glances was dispatched to them without much reflection.
The evening passed pleasantly enough; and I dreamed that night of that enigmatical woman, Mary Cavendish.
He had become enigmatical and touching, in virtue of that mysterious cause that had driven him through the night and through the thunderstorm to the shelter of the schooner's cuddy.
It was impossible to distinguish land from water in the enigmatical tranquillity of the immense forces of the world.
The most precise of her sayings seemed always to me to have enigmatical prolongations vanishing somewhere beyond my reach.
A torrent of words was poured into the enigmatical, the fateful silence; outlandish, angry words, mixed with words and even whole sentences of good English, less strange but even more surprising.