MYSTERY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MYSTERY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
mystery
 n.  something strange or not known that has not yet been explained or understood
 n.  a story about a crime, usually murder, presented as a novel or movie
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Under these circumstances, I eagerly hailed the little mystery which hung around my companion, and spent much of my time in endeavouring to unravel it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  I had imagined that Sherlock Holmes would at once have hurried into the house and plunged into a study of the mystery.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
3  You certainly have the credit of being the first of us to find this out, and, as you say, it bears every mark of having been written by the other participant in last night's mystery.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
4  The man whom you held in your hands is the man who holds the clue of this mystery, and whom we are seeking.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
5  It is true that the description of this man tallies with your idea of the second party in this mystery.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
6  There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
7  How he came there, or how he met his fate, are questions which are still involved in mystery.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
8  It is a mistake to confound strangeness with mystery.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
9  "And now, gentlemen," he continued, with a pleasant smile, "we have reached the end of our little mystery."
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
10  Its invisibility, and the mystery which was attached to it, made this organization doubly terrible.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
11  I knew now that I held the clue to the mystery in my hand, and all that remained was to secure the murderer.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
12  The mystery of where the milk went to was soon cleared up.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
13  But in his ravaged face she always felt mystery; and in his silence, passion.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
14  If he could but once set eyes on him, he thought the mystery would lighten and perhaps roll altogether away, as was the habit of mysterious things when well examined.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
15  Herein lay the spring of the mechanical art and mystery of educating the reason without stooping to the cultivation of the sentiments and affections.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
16  My sole object is to get to the bottom of this mystery.
17  The play is a murder mystery.
18  When a scientist studies combustion, he peers though his instruments at one of the million aspects of the one great mystery.
19  The source of the gunshots still remains a mystery.
20  Detectives are still trying to unravel the mystery surrounding his death.
21  A fisherman's chart may be the crucial evidence which finally help to put to rest the mystery of what happened to Roald Amundsen.
22  "Watson, buried within this tissue of lies there is a kernel of truth; when I find it, the mystery will be solved.".
23  The death of Hannah Schneider, movie-star beautiful and charismatic, is the mystery at the heart of the novel.
24  In pondering the great mystery, I thought of Helen Burns, recalled her dying words -- her faith -- her doctrine of the equality of disembodied souls.
25  Students traditionally grouse about the abysmal quality of "mystery meat" and similar dormitory food.
26  Was the president's spokesman trying to clarify the Whitewater mystery, or was he trying to obfuscate the issue so the voters would never figure out what went on?.
27  This epic is a riddle wrapped in a mystery.
28  Unable to get to the bottom of the mystery, Watson declared it was unfathomable.
29  The mystery has been heightened by embellishment in subsequent retellings.
30  He has not yet been thoroughly initiated into the mysteries of computer.