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 Meanings and Examples of ENIGMA
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enigma
 n.  puzzle; a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  There is a sacred horror beneath the porches of the enigma; those gloomy openings stand yawning there, but something tells you, you, a passer-by in life, that you must not enter.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
2  The universe appeared to him like an immense malady; everywhere he felt fever, everywhere he heard the sound of suffering, and, without seeking to solve the enigma, he strove to dress the wound.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
3  The battle of Waterloo is an enigma.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
4  The enigma was more impenetrable than ever.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
5  Metaphor is an enigma, wherein the thief who is plotting a stroke, the prisoner who is arranging an escape, take refuge.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
6  Yes, the enigma will utter its word, the sphinx will speak, the problem will be solved.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE TWO DUTIES: TO WATCH AND TO HOPE
7  Admitting that the gigantic and gloomy insurrection of June was composed of a wrath and of an enigma, one divined in the first barricade the dragon, and behind the second the sphinx.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
8  Everything about this singular enigma was inexplicable.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—TWO MEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
9  This enigma was the most hideous of disgraces, the galleys.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE OBSCURITIES WHICH A REVELATION CAN CONTAIN
10  Pearl's inevitable tendency to hover about the enigma of the scarlet letter seemed an innate quality of her being.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
11  Levin tried to understand him, and could not understand him, and looked at him and his life as at a living enigma.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 26
12  Levin tried through her to get a solution of the weighty enigma her husband presented to his mind; but he had not complete freedom of ideas, because he was in an agony of embarrassment.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 26
13  She surveyed my whole person: in her eyes I read that they had there found no charm powerful enough to solve the enigma.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  I waited now his return; eager to disburthen my mind, and to seek of him the solution of the enigma that perplexed me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
15  The man was an enigma to Franz.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
Example Sentence:
1  "What do women want?" asked Dr. Sigmund Freud. Their behavior was an enigma to him.