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  • as incan of worms
  • as inenigma

synonyms for Gordian knot

  • conundrum
  • puzzle
  • bewilderment
  • cliffhanger
  • crux
  • cryptogram
  • grabber
  • knot
  • mystification
  • parable
  • perplexity
  • problem
  • puzzlement
  • puzzler
  • question
  • riddle
  • secret
  • sphinx
  • sticker
  • stickler
  • stumper
  • teaser
  • twister
  • why
  • mind-boggler
  • mind-twister
  • question mark
  • sixty-four dollar question
  • tough nut to crack
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How to use Gordian knot in a sentence

At the head they insert a bamboo knot, with its point well sharpened into two edges.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
This is called the "Investiture of the Top-knot," and is always attended by solemn ceremonies.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
In accordance with that statement, he had decided that on the next day his son should be formally "invested" with the top-knot.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
He went down the road, collected his little knot of listeners, and began the Song of the Girl.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
I asked sharply, and MacRae flung the same query over one shoulder as he fumbled at the tight-drawn latigo-knot.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He stooped to knot up his long, wet hair, and the parrot fluttered to his shoulder.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
So I was left on the sand-bar with two dead thieves, and two who should have been dead, and a little knot of horses for company.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Her hair was black as India ink, drawn back from her rounded forehead to knot softly at the back of her head.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
She was tugging at her bonnet strings, which were entangled in a knot, into which the cord of her eyeglasses had become twisted.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
Under Gordian and Philip a respite was again granted to the persecuted church.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
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