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See definition of sphinx on Dictionary.com
  • as inenigma
  • as inmystery
  • as inperplexity
  • as inpuzzler

synonyms for sphinx

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

But his countenance still bore that sphinx-like expression which so often caused his friends to entertain vague suspicions.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
By jove, just that moment—then I caught an expression—I say, do you know you would make a remarkable symbolic study of the Sphinx?
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
The rain falls, the mud deepens; the beautiful sphinx lies still, her eyes lost in the dull horizon.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
The sphinx, which men have imagined concealing herself in the cloud, seemed to mock him with a dilemma.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
A terrible sphinx propounding a terrible riddle; the riddle of the existence of Evil.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
Why should he question the Sphinx of Fate, or quarrel with destinies the high gods had decreed?
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 3 OF 8VARIOUS
And above this sandy desert, above this sea of dead dust, rises the immense head of the Egyptian sphinx.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
Here dawns a question with which some modern Sphinx may defy some coming Œdipus.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
"You might as well flatter the Sphinx," remarked John impersonally.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
One of the figures often repeated by the sculptors of Egypt was the Sphinx.
A HISTORY OF ART FOR BEGINNERS AND STUDENTSCLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
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