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Dulles, Moses recalls, sat as silent as a sphinx, and the meeting ended inconclusively.

The first cat on the catwalk (sorry, we had to) was Vengeance, a 12-week-old Sphinx in an argyle sweater.

Next out was Madeline, a one-and-a-half year old Sphinx in a frilly pink ballerina outfit.

Sphinx cats (think Mr. Bigglesworth) are apparently more likely to tolerate clothing, as they are naturally fur-less.

Betty smiles so rarely on Mad Men that when she does it holds special importance, akin to a sphinx letting her guard down.

But his countenance still bore that sphinx-like expression which so often caused his friends to entertain vague suspicions.

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 rain falls, the mud deepens; the beautiful sphinx lies still, her eyes lost in the dull horizon.

The sphinx, which men have imagined concealing herself in the cloud, seemed to mock him with a dilemma.

A terrible sphinx propounding a terrible riddle; the riddle of the existence of Evil.


On this page you'll find 155 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sphinx, such as: conundrum, puzzle, bewilderment, cliffhanger, crux, and cryptogram.

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