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  • as inmystery
  • as inperplexity
  • as inpuzzler
  • as inriddle

synonyms for rebus

  • conundrum
  • enigma
  • problem
  • question
  • riddle
  • secrecy
  • subtlety
  • thriller
  • abstruseness
  • charade
  • chiller
  • cliffhanger
  • crux
  • cryptogram
  • difficulty
  • grabber
  • inscrutability
  • mystification
  • occult
  • oracle
  • perplexity
  • poser
  • puzzlement
  • rune
  • sphinx
  • stickler
  • stumper
  • teaser
  • twister
  • whodunit
  • why
  • brainteaser
  • braintwister
  • closed book
  • inscrutableness
  • mindboggler
  • sixty-four thousand dollar question
  • tough nut to crack

antonyms for rebus

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  • known
  • understanding
  • harmony
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How to use rebus in a sentence

General conceptions formed without this thorough knowledge, are Bacon's "notiones temer rebus abstract."
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
It is a building of red brick having on the top a lion, the rebus of the founder's name.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 366VARIOUS
Removere debemus ego a rebus magnis (Bengel): there are things too great to allow the intrusion of self.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
Annales & Historiæ de rebus Belgicis, ab obitu Philippi regis usque ad inducias anni 1609.
THE LIFE OF THE TRULY EMINENT AND LEARNED HUGO GROTIUSJEAN LVESQUE DE BURIGNY
The Major chuckled, and admitted this might be so; his old governor used to say, "Est modus in rebus, sunt certi denique fines."
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
Cum nec rebus suis uti, ut libet, vel fari qu velint, et gravissimis opprimuntur pecuniarum exactionibus.
VIEW OF THE STATE OF EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES, VOL. 3 (OF 3)HENRY HALLAM
The rebus of Prior Thomas Goldstone—a shield with three gold stones—is carved upon these arches.
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CANTERBURY [2ND ED.].HARTLEY WITHERS
De quibus rebus olim parum docebant concionatores; tantum puerilia et non necessaria opera urgebant.
HISTORY OF THE GREAT REFORMATION, VOLUME IVJ. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
On the other hand, all agree in regard to many cases in which the clause rebus sic stantibus could justly be made use of.
INTERNATIONAL LAW. A TREATISE. VOLUME I (OF 2)LASSA FRANCIS OPPENHEIM
It exhibits a rich cornice, on which is the rebus of the More family, a mulberry-tree.
NOOKS AND CORNERS OF ENGLISH LIFE, PAST AND PRESENTJOHN TIMBS
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