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adjective as in decayed

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Zen koans are riddles intended to shake seeker-monks free of their excessive dependence on linear thought processes.

Quanta paid tribute to him with our October Insights puzzle, which included a numerical riddle he invented and other games based on or inspired by his work.

To be honest, riddles about leap years always make my head spin a little.

The menu of fried food provides the basis for a predictable script, a handy way to sidestep the riddles of spontaneous conversation as she greets her regular customers.

Just one problem — the riddle asked about three flips, not two.

The genetic material can grow quickly, but are typically riddled with errors or defects.

“Mainstream feminism is riddled with classism, racism, and sexual orientation discrimination,” she wrote.

Her body, riddled with bullets, was found on the side of the road in the neighboring republic of Ingushetia.

But for a man who delighted in exposing hypocrisies, his relationship to Communism was riddled with duplicity.

Instead it details how the Boeing 777 was riddled with holes created by “a large number of high energy objects from the outside.”

Five horses were shot under him, his clothes were riddled with bullets, but he was reserved for a sinister fate.

"That is one way," said he, and so it was, for on holding the shirt up to the light it was seen to be riddled with holes.

The ham, which was almost as light as cork, was riddled with worm-holes, and as hard as a petrified sponge.

But as soon as his ship appeared all the American ships turned their guns on it, and riddled it with a frightful storm of iron.

Indeed, perspiration issues from the human body without its being divided or riddled with holes.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to riddled, such as: addled, ruined, withered, corroded, decomposed, and moldered.

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