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False gods, whatever degree of godhead they usurped, had for a time the mystifying power of concealing their falsehood.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It can only mislead and mystify and the greater part of the literature is a mere jumble of inaccurate and mystifying statements.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
When she was weary of mystifying foreign statesmen she turned to find fresh sport in mystifying her own ministers.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
Hume wished to amuse himself with mystifying his friends about the pamphlet above alluded to, called Sister Peg.
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
On the whole, the subject of the singer's muscular sensations is usually rather mystifying to the student.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SINGINGDAVID C. TAYLOR
Whenever he glanced in that gentleman's direction his glance was met by winks and mystifying shakes of the head.
CY WHITTAKER'S PLACEJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
What interest can the State have in mystifying people's intellects in favour of revolutions, and civil and foreign wars?
ESSAYS ON POLITICAL ECONOMYFREDERIC BASTIAT
If I could have drunk adulation, no man was in more imminent hazard of mystifying his own brains.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 356, JUNE, 1845VARIOUS
When it is desired to keep the ingredients of the composition a secret a coloring matter may be added to assist in mystifying.
SECRETS OF WISE MEN, CHEMISTS AND GREAT PHYSICIANSWILLIAM K. DAVID
The facts were surprising—providing they were the facts—and Brady's knowledge of them was equally mystifying.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING RESCUESTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MYSTIFYING

  • Gordian
  • baffling
  • complex
  • complicated
  • difficult
  • effortful
  • elaborate
  • formidable
  • hard
  • intricate
  • involved
  • labyrinthine
  • mazy
  • mystifying
  • nodulous
  • perplexing
  • problematical
  • puzzling
  • reticular
  • rough
  • rugged
  • sophisticated
  • sticky
  • terrible
  • thorny
  • tough
  • tricky
  • uphill
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