mystery


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Synonyms for mystery

Synonyms for mystery

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

Synonyms for mystery

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie

References in classic literature ?
For dinner IS a mystery,--a mystery of which even the greatest chef knows but little, as a poet knows not,
He has an inbred capacity for reading the riddle the right way in cases of mystery, great or small.
He could not issue forth to meet his various conquests, those that he courted on benches in Kensington Gardens, and those he met near area railings, without the dread of beginning to talk to them of an impenetrable mystery destined.
The Mystery Plays seem to have reached their greatest popularity in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Each had made his choice; one, the bonfire; another, the maypole; another, the mystery play.
I have kept the text of my friend, but I inform the reader here that the episode of the mystery of The Yellow Room has no connection with that of the perfume of the lady in black.
You must never try to fathom the mystery of THE MAN'S VOICE.
Tahiti is a lofty green island, with deep folds of a darker green, in which you divine silent valleys; there is mystery in their sombre depths, down which murmur and plash cool streams, and you feel that in those umbrageous places life from immemorial times has been led according to immemorial ways.
In the power of what creatures of hideous mystery had he placed himself
That, and the mystery concealed behind it, supplied a topic for discussion between acquaintances meeting in the street, and good women gossiping at their open windows.
which has come down to us from the remotest ages, even from the first man- a mystery on which perhaps the fate of mankind depends.
I wonder what she'll think about the mystery of Golden Milestone," remarked Felicity.
And this was the tribute paid by the American public to the master who had given to it such tales of conjuring charm, of witchery and mystery as "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "Ligea; such fascinating hoaxes as "The Unparalleled Adventure of Hans Pfaall," "MSS.
As the full possibilities of his devilish scheme unfolded before his mind's eye a grim smile curled his straight, thin lips at the thought of the fate which it entailed for the creator of the hideous monsters of the court of mystery.
There was no mystery there for Jerry, who merely knew things, or did not know things, and who never bothered about what he did not know.