riddle


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Synonyms for riddle

Synonyms for riddle

anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret

Synonyms for riddle

a difficult problem

a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

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pierce with many holes

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separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

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speak in riddles

explain a riddle

References in classic literature ?
So many clever riddles as there used to be when he was young he wondered he could not remember them
When the Dragon comes, I will ask him what the riddle is, for he tells me everything; then listen carefully what he answers.
and now I seemed to grasp the full secret of the riddle.
Upon these two words, therefore, I have mainly built my hopes of a full solution of the riddle.
If they fire all at once they will riddle us with balls.
The individual objects of which I am speaking are also a riddle, and have a double sense: nor can you fix them in your mind, either as being or not-being, or both, or neither.
Alice went on, not with any idea of making another riddle, but simply in her good-natured anxiety for the queer creature.
The power of music, the power of poetry, to unfix and as it were clap wings to solid nature, interprets the riddle of Orpheus.
Though Sophia read the letter twice over with great attention, his meaning still remained a riddle to her; nor could her invention suggest to her any means to excuse Jones.
Old man Riddle don't like me a little bit," went on the uneasy suitor, bent upon marshalling his arguments.
Everything in woman is a riddle, and everything in woman hath one solution --it is called pregnancy.
I might have tried to find the right reading of this riddle, and tried in vain--but for Mr.
There,' said Eugene, looking after him dubiously as he paced away to the other end of the room, 'you put me again upon guessing the riddle that I have given up.
I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.
Or did he go forward, into one of the nearer ages, in which men are still men, but with the riddles of our own time answered and its wearisome problems solved?