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synonyms for brain-teaser

  • enigma
  • mystery
  • riddle
  • mystification
  • poser
  • problem
  • puzzlement
  • why
  • closed book
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How to use brain-teaser in a sentence

All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Persistent glycosuria has been noted in brain injuries involving the floor of the fourth ventricle.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
His ear, his brain, his muscles take on a new joyous activity, and the tide of life rises higher.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
There was a vicious aching in his nerves, his muscles were flaccid and unstrung; a numbness was in his brain as well.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The anger and rebellion had been comatose in these years of freedom, but the maturer brain was the more uneasy, at times appalled.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
That cold, sneering voice, with its note of threat, was like a hand of ice upon his overheated brain.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He recovered himself, however, in a moment, and fired—sending a ball into the brute which just touched the brain and stunned it.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Behind those eyes lay a brain of extraordinary activity, which was controlled by a boundless ambition.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Allcraft, with his brain on fire, received the visit of this man with secret glee.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
That was a new idea to Hettie; and it puzzled her little brain for a minute: then she laughed out, "Shall I be their grandmother?"
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO BRAIN-TEASER

  • brain-teaser
  • closed book
  • enigma
  • mystery
  • mystification
  • poser
  • problem
  • puzzlement
  • riddle
  • why
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.