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noun as in zero; nothingness

verb as in figure out code

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So, the curious ciphers and clues in these paintings situate their subjects within a complex web of cultural and political change.

Most frustrating of all is the show’s saintly cipher of a hero.

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Women who knew the ciphers were not to fall into enemy hands.

One night in February 1940, after a fruitless day attacking the cipher, Herivel fell asleep in an armchair in front of his fireplace.

The 1877 commission formed to decide the election had subpoenaed copies of over 30,000 telegrams, many of them written in cipher.

Being something of a political cipher may have helped Revels rise to prominence.

He is a cipher who has reduced his own party to near-cipher status.

The Scientists profusely apologized when I left the table at which they had their Cipher.

But what of all those people watching at home, waiting for Ann to explain the cipher that is Mittens?

How else to explain the astounding fact that this cynical cipher is now more or less neck and neck with Obama in the polls?

The figure value of “sew,” therefore equals or is represented by a cipher .

A will may be found, or my uncle's marriage proved; in either case, I sink back into the cipher I was before.

In those old days when I was thrown much with this man, he had shown me a curious cipher and taught me how to use it.

So the duke said it was kind of hard to have to lay roped all day, and he'd cipher out some way to get around it.

He l'arned to read, en when Maizie came, he l'arned to write en cipher after he was a grown man.


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On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cipher, such as: nonentity, blank, nada, naught, nil, and nobody.

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