How To Use Enigmatic In A Sentence

  • That explains the enigmatic smile. The Sun
  • She seemed to exist in a rarefied air of lonely but enigmatic beauty. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mom and dad are setting the table for supper, a weird enigmatic smile on their face.
  • To many, he remains an enigmatic figure. The Sun
  • His alcoholism took a toll on his enigmatic, sphinx-like charm.
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  • prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries
  • We also observe very fine rims of apparent new zircon of enigmatic origin at lower grade in the aureole.
  • All I could find about this enigmatic term was some World of Warcraft guy, and some scientific stuff about the embryonic phase of an animal preceding the "gastrula" phase. YesButNoButYes: Caption Competition
  • The play, after all, is the very antithesis of the romantic drama its enigmatic title might suggest.
  • Instead, she flashes another of those enigmatic, megawatt smiles. The Sun
  • If he had also thought to write them down himself, he would not remain such an enigmatic figure. Times, Sunday Times
  • Being alone in the office with her boss evoked the scene with the father and the sense of enigmatic, inexplicable menace. Times, Sunday Times
  • His string quartets and piano sonatas (particularly the enigmatic masterpieces of his final years) still rank as supreme tests of interpretation. Times, Sunday Times
  • His enigmatic features gaze down in every public place of assembly.
  • Oh, and I read "An Enigmatic New Lambeosaurine Hadrosaur (Reptilia: Dinosauria) from the Upper Shale Member of the Campanian Aguja Formation of Trans-Pecos Texas," a weird beast named Angulomastacator daviesi, known thus far only from its boomerang-shaped maxilla bone. Waking the Witch
  • One page is blank except for the enigmatic line: 'The aisles are but narrow. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is the story of the enigmatic Catherine Weekes and the mysteries surrounding her.
  • Dr.W. John Martin, chief of immunopathology at the University of Southern California, has tentatively linked the mysterious microbe to an equally enigmatic illness: chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A Clue To Chronic Fatigue
  • He is an enigmatic figure who has suffered from bad dreams all of his life. Times, Sunday Times
  • The paper is entitled Gollumjapyx smeagol gen. n., sp. n., an enigmatic hypogean japygid (Diplura: Japygidae) from the eastern Iberian Peninsula, the authors A. Sendra, V. Ortuno, A. Moreno, S. Montagud and S. Teruel describe the species, originally found 25 years ago but now supported by more data, as: Archive 2007-01-01
  • The Service Industries For the economic historian, as for the economist, services constitute the most enigmatic sector of the economy.
  • On the surface I maintained the enigmatic half-smile of the Mona Lisa.
  • We're calling the film Incubus because we looked the word up in the dictionary and thought it sounded enigmatic.
  • Beside it, another tense wooden spar holds an inscribed scarf and an enigmatic black tube resembling a rifle barrel.
  • In the first two rooms of the gallery, Samson Mudzunga presents a minimal show that somehow suits his enigmatic nature.
  • Of the men in this fellowship, both Mortensen and Bean accomplish their characters, with Mortensen delivering a broody and enigmatic warrior Strider and Bean creating a conflicted Boromir.
  • Round PD, Hansson B, Pearson DJ, Kennerley PR & Bensch S (2007) Lost and found: the enigmatic large-billed reed warbler Acrocephalus orinus rediscovered after 139 years. Archive 2007-03-01
  • an enigmatic smile
  • Rather than offering didactic explanations for each aesthetic decision, artists may rediscover the value in enigmatic, emotionally-rooted work whose meaning is intuitively derived and not so easily explained. Sharon L. Butler: Abstract Expressionist New York: Line and Legacy
  • With its drystone hedges, bedraggled cottages, enigmatic stone menhirs, and rainswept green fields, Jejudo has something of a Celtic feel.
  • Both brothers are lookers, and Cameron is particularly drawn to Jesse's enigmatic reserve and ‘thoughtlessly perfect body.’
  • In most of our minds, he is a withdrawn, lonely figure, brave but enigmatic - scarcely to be compared with his rival, who was combative, a drinker and something of a wencher.
  • He's nothing if not honest, blunt, irascible, generous, laconic, witty and enigmatic.
  • But then his intellectual brilliance is matched by his enigmatic personality - you can't be sure what he's really up to.
  • Art lovers the world over have spent years musing over Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile.
  • It was the press who probably felt most keenly his enigmatic, contradictory nature. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager
  • His stories were enigmatic fables set in the past, and could be understood as veiled political criticism.
  • A gem from the superb new box set covering the enigmatic Walker brother's less oblique years. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is the company that causes consternation to drivers in the capital with its often enigmatic traffic light controls. Times, Sunday Times
  • Arbuthnot on his arrival will find his wife in enigmatic tears. The Enchanted April
  • A gem from the superb new box set covering the enigmatic Walker brother's less oblique years. Times, Sunday Times
  • What was the use of trying to understand this vastly complicated and enigmatical world, especially when one was married to a nagging woman? THE FEATHERS OF THE SUN
  • I think she, too, projects something enigmatic and elusive. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was made of plastic and raised a rare smile from the enigmatic supremo. The Sun
  • Well, if it did, this was largely down to the enigmatic figure at its centre. Times, Sunday Times
  • Noting some short term enigmatic inflation and deflationary cycles we will be experiencing for some time. SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page
  • The final version of this enigmatic character is in one sense an embodiment of Christian gentleness, but it is a gentleness deeply flawed by lack of self-knowledge, confused desire and passivity – an ironic picture which reflects what some would indeed see as Christlikeness, yet incorporates an oblique recognition of something like a Nietzschean critique of Christianity as dealing in unrealities and depending on the resentment of the weak. Clark Lectures, Trinity College, Cambridge Grace, Necessity and Imagination: Catholic Philosophy and the Twentieth Century Artist Lecture 4: God and the Artist
  • Still, he is impressive as the surly, enigmatic intellectual who offers Jane a glimmer of hope for a better life.
  • Chimaeras, also called ratfish, rabbitfish, and ghostsharks, are perhaps the oldest and most enigmatic groups of fishes alive today. WN.com - Articles related to Australia mining firm strikes gold in RP
  • It's an enigmatic pastiche of emotions, accusals, and imagery.
  • In the first, an enigmatic wanderer, appareled in a coat of many colors, enters a splendid city: Cassocks and Codpieces
  • Marlow favored us with what must seem like an enigmatic smile, but I knew better.
  • Kinard, a Casey Affleck lookalike, provides an unsettling mixture of dewy-eyed sincerity and barely concealed insanity – he both attracts with his charm but repels with his odd demands, creating a wonderfully enigmatic personality. Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
  • The stars on the harp's face, enigmatic, answerless, met his gaze. Harpist in the Wind
  • His reply was highly enigmatic.
  • An online stalker is sending enigmatic e-mails that appear to be death threats. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unfortunately the script gods have decreed that our enigmatic hero has to have someone to bonk.
  • Meanwhile, two video projectors displayed enigmatic images on opposite walls.
  • Decked out in psychedelic dusters or classic Carnaby Street fashions, she was statuesque and enigmatic, a combination of cool and casual that balanced out well with the mournful classics she crooned.
  • Many of his novels resemble the telling of a dream conveyed with all its inconsistencies, its aimlessness; enigmatic narratives, balanced somewhere between the unspeakable and that which must be told.
  • Marlow favored us with what must seem like an enigmatic smile, but I knew better.
  • He could come across as a rather enigmatic figure. Times, Sunday Times
  • Fans of the first film will agree that the sheer ambiguousness and enigmatic status of the film's villain was the main ingredient that catapulted the original into cult status.
  • Dengue is an enigmatic virus, difficult to diagnose and impossible to quarantine.
  • The singular and mystic forms of initiation, the system of enigmatical phrases, the use of the signs and symbols of recognition, may probably be ascribed to the period when the whole system was united to the worship of the Deities of Vengeance, and when the sentence was promulgated by the Doomsmen, assembled, like the Asi of old, before the altars of Thor or Woden. Anne of Geierstein
  • The Lord Defender was predictable, and much easier to read than the enigmatic commander of Defender Intelligence. TREASON KEEP
  • This brief and enigmatic story has a remarkable effect on Bandini, hypnotizing and captivating him.
  • Jules et Jim is an epic of inconsequence, the historical sweep of the first world war and the rise of nazism reduced to interruptions to the enigmatic potentialities of private life. Truffaut: growing backwards into childhood
  • As a teenager I avidly devoured stories of hairy bipeds glimpsed through snowstorms, strange cries echoing across glaciers, or enigmatic footprints in the snow. Getting to Know a Real 'Abominable Snowman'
  • The mystery enmeshes local cop John Rafferty, who had left the pressures of big city police work for a quieter life in Salem and now finds himself falling for the enigmatic Towner as he mourns Eva and delves into the history of the eccentric Whitney clan. Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » A conversation with Brunonia Barry, part 2
  • These totals incorporate both terrestrial and aquatic angiosperms, together with gymnosperms, including the enigmatic gnetophyte Welwitschia mirabilis.
  • But behind her enigmatic and dignified facade resides a largely unknown woman. Times, Sunday Times
  • The birds are high in the canopy, giving occasional piercing and enigmatic whistles, or lightning-swift flashes of unanalysable colour. Times, Sunday Times
  • Tacked on to the scaffolding of the unproduced play, Cap’n Simon Wheeler, The Amateur Detective, this enigmatic, dream-ridden fantasy involves a young man who travels three days on horseback from Kentucky to a small Missouri town with the intention of shooting to death a cousin, who is described as sappy, sentimental, giddy, and thoughtless, to settle a family feud. Mark Twain
  • Enigmatic and difficult on a first pass, Hiroshima Mon Amour is a film that rewards multiple viewings.
  • Steven Soderbergh's monumental two-movie portrait of Che Guevara has arrived: opaque and enigmatic enough, probably, to count as a "diptych". Film | guardian.co.uk
  • In one painting enigmatically titled Hoovering, there appears to be a black silhouette of a rabbit.
  • This menhir is surrounded by a network of enigmatic cairns and chambered warrior tombs.
  • Relentless in seeking its excitation and satisfaction, libido finds itself frustrated by restraints imposed by society, an obstacle whose origin turns out to be enigmatic for Freud.
  • ‘Watch and learn,’ his friend replies enigmatically, before changing the clockwise finger-spin to widdershins.
  • Alejandro Ferretis plays a middle-aged painter who has retired to a secluded and primitive village to commit suicide (this hara-kiri is perhaps a key to the enigmatic title).
  • Life without walls, '[and] will move away from the enigmatic teaser commercials that featured Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld in offbeat conversations about shopping, shoes, suburbia and the potential of computing to improve life. Goodbye, Jerry: Microsoft moves away from Seinfeld-Gates ads
  • To his credit, the former centre‑back, described somewhat fancifully as a Derby and West Ham "legend" at Derby maybe, but I think you have to play for a team longer than a couple of seasons to have legendary status bestowed upon you, smiled enigmatically, and swatted it away like he used to troublesome attackers. It's worth staying up, if only to avoid a night in with Manish | Martin Kelner
  • This is only one of the paradoxes surrounding this enigmatic musician. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Harlow's Robert Halfon called Labour's approach "more Ethelred the Unready than Nixon in China" ? one of the day's more enigmatic remarks. Sketch: What if the bankers were on benefits?
  • Meanwhile evolutionary processes remained enigmatic. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man
  • His position in the superstrata of rock is assured, even though the enigmatic personality has made it difficult to pinpoint his aims and his role.
  • How much easier life would be if an enigmatic small gent arrived unannounced to solve dark household mysteries through a process of quietly perceptive questioning. Times, Sunday Times
  • Though painful to look at, you feel that she has captured the truth about Andy, not an enigmatic superstar, but a miserable, raddled wreck. Alice Neel Retrospective Exposes Life's Truths
  • There's a prim prioress, a pardoner in shabby green velvet, an enigmatic woman in fur-trimmed crimson.
  • A better film would have been the battle between the rogue FBI agent and convict vs. the enigmatic Brother Payne.
  • The terrestrial ecology of Pennsylvanian tropical wetlands is understood in detail, but coeval dryland ecosystems remain highly enigmatic.
  • So declares the enigmatic Driver in this masterfully convoluted neo-noir, which ranges from the dive bars and flyblown motels of Los Angeles to seedy strip malls dotting the Arizona desert. Drive, Once a Neil Marshall and Hugh Jackman Movie, Becomes a Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling Movie | /Film
  • In the course of our investigations into Ordovician lingulate brachiopod faunas from such limestone residues, we have recovered occasional specimens of small ‘hat-like’ phosphatic plates of enigmatic affinities.
  • (Eurekalert.) Scientists had recognized just two species of these enigmatic mammals, the Sunda colugo and the Philippine colugo. Archive 2008-11-01
  • A gem from the superb new box set covering the enigmatic Walker brother's less oblique years. Times, Sunday Times
  • Pater's descriptions opened the eyes of the English decadents to the painter's enigmatic beauty, and he became a cult figure.
  • There is always a plenitude of star gazing enthusiasts around the world who direct their telescopes toward glistening worlds of hope that hang in the dimmest chasms of an enigmatic universe. SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1237
  • Still, he is impressive as the surly, enigmatic intellectual who offers Jane a glimmer of hope for a better life.
  • Phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) resolved using mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin
  • Both bands offered enigmatic singles and an epochal debut followed by an almost trad sophomore classic and a schizo follow-up.
  • The music of an enigmatic pop singer is the only salvation for some lonely teens in this intermittently extraordinary film.
  • But as she arranges another rendezvous with her enigmatic stranger, things spiral further out of control. The Sun
  • It was the press who probably felt most keenly his enigmatic, contradictory nature. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager
  • No. Will the enigmatic young female violinist turn out to be significant?
  • It's a staccato language of enigmatic hand gestures, flailing arms, touching oneself, herky-jerky starts and stops, plunging into space, crashing, spinning, jumping back up.
  • In patients without a known allergic diathesis or infectious process, BCG without eosinophilia seems more enigmatic.
  • The dicyemid mesozoans, once hypothesized to be non-bilaterian metazoans, have since been shown to possess central class Hox genes indicating that these enigmatic parasites are secondarily simplified bilaterians.
  • It was the press who probably felt most keenly his enigmatic, contradictory nature. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager
  • Enigmatic, coded, complicated, the film is a distinctive commentary on art, race, gender and nationalities.
  • I wanted the title chapters to be funny, enigmatic, and for the reader to have to read into them. Mexico City, a Cultural Guide
  • New to town, and acting as a deputy, the enigmatic Robert Hawkins arrived with a tin canister in a giant white moving truck. Amrie’s Take on TV: A Guide to JERICHO | the TV addict
  • The audience, like the other characters, can sometimes unriddle these enigmatic utterances, sometimes not.
  • The enigmatic graniferous tracheary inclusions which characterize so many terrestrial parasite haustoria are generally absent in aerial mistletoes.
  • I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later
  • The process has not been made clearer by the mystique surrounding the enigmatic man at the centre of the revolt. Times, Sunday Times
  • As their names suggest, they make murky music, so quiet and enigmatic they risk going unnoticed in the corner.
  • Scientists had recognized just two species of these enigmatic mammals, the Sunda colugo and the Philippine colugo. EurekAlert! - Breaking News
  • His gaze is by turns encouraging, enigmatic, unendurable.
  • Although the end is enigmatic like a short story, the film's strength is in its dialogues full of irony.
  • Gone are the huge, enigmatic sets and the hard-to-like orchestrations (the jazzed-up Monteverdi which accompanied Vsprs was particularly uphill work), replaced by a bare stage and a recorded soundtrack. Out of Context: For Pina
  • But then his intellectual brilliance is matched by his enigmatic personality - you can't be sure what he's really up to.
  • He adjusted his impeccable tweed jacket and thought languidly for a moment about the enigmatic but passionate kiss Sophie had planted on his lips before leaving an hour earlier. Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:
  • We learnt little about the enigmatic character of the artist. Times, Sunday Times
  • Being alone in the office with her boss evoked the scene with the father and the sense of enigmatic, inexplicable menace. Times, Sunday Times
  • A certain enigmatic quality, even the occasional feeling of being out of one’s depth, is necessary if a spy novel is not to feel like a boys’ adventure. A Man of Action
  • He was a very enigmatic, inspiring figure at that time. Times, Sunday Times
  • And yet one of the many enigmas about this most enigmatic of men was how he could combine so obvious and genuine a love for his wife of 41 years with the endless affairs and betrayals which must have made her life a misery.
  • There's an enigmatic smile from his co-star. The Sun
  • Not only does this polysemy make it an enigmatic signifier, but the computer-perfected entasis makes it a good example of propositional beauty - the central planned skyscraper with elegant double curves shooting to the sky.
  • so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it
  • This new and well-researched life of this enigmatic figure portrays him in all his complexity, and it is a story well worth reading. Times, Sunday Times
  • This news came to us from a York source who must remain anonymous to make them sound more enigmatic and exciting.
  • Charming, enigmatic Paul Elia balances melody and rhythm, singing as well as playing drums.
  • Ray Caesar creates fantastical, grimly hopeful and gravely whimsical images of wizened children who radiate an enigmatic serenity.
  • On the contrary, the singer values his cryptic, enigmatic inscrutability.
  • Those with more time go to Urbino, for the enigmatic little painting once called a flagellation, now identified as "The Dream of St. Jerome. A Piero Without Peer
  • He thought her prominent nose and firm chin formed an exquisite profile, and he was fascinated by what he called her enigmatic Mona Lisa smile. Portrait of An Artist
  • The presence of the enigmatic fish and the many-hued colours turn the apartment into some sort of magical place.
  • It is a tall cuboid volume wrapped in slate which actually sits in the pool, its dark, enigmatic mass giving the disarming impression of floating on water.
  • There are also recent acquisitions and promised gifts to admire: a sulfurous early farmscape by Mondrian; a shimmering Bonnard still life from 1926; a blocky, abstract sculpture in cast plaster by Georges Vantongerloo, also from 1926; and Magritte's enigmatic "White Race," from 1937, which dissects a female bather, evoking both Picasso's monstrous paintings of Olga and his pneumatic treatments of Marie-Thérèse Walter. Museum Blogs
  • What was once enigmatically mesmerising in this kind of modish Iranian movie is now redundant and exasperating.
  • He refers to a method which he calls the enigmatical, which has an affinity with it, The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded
  • Several pictures are by well-known artists, such as Man Ray's photogravure of a surreal turkey, "Cuisine (Kitchen): From the Portfolio Electricité" (1931); Harry Callahan's "Chicago" (c. 1951), a red, blue and black dye-transfer print that is almost painfully austere; and Josef Sudek's "My Window" (1952), one apple on a plate in front of a fogged window, somehow both enigmatic and wise. Taking Nature's Refuge
  • In a labored effort, he stood up and paid a closer inspection to this enigmatic item.
  • The enigmatic Duke then disguises himself as a priest in order to observe the events.
  • With crisp, articulate draftsmanship and a penchant for queasily keyed-up colors, Sharrer presents slyly enigmatic events that are punctuated by surreal details.
  • Palfrey also added, in an enigmatic aside, as a further inducement, that if anyone in the hotel had a dog that needed attention -- "And the key to a dog's nature is that they require constant attention" -- he would provide it: would walk the dog, feed it, primp it, deflea it, whatever. Beard
  • This brief and enigmatic story has a remarkable effect on Bandini, hypnotizing and captivating him.
  • She had an enigmatic smile and an infectious giggle. Times, Sunday Times
  • She sat there peacefully, her enigmatic smile following me out of the door. Times, Sunday Times
  • Chapter 1 reflected aphoristically on the textual condition of medieval literatures: their status in the manuscript and the technologies of reproduction that made them so enigmatic to modern scholars.
  • I had almost forgotten that enigmatical message of his, but now my curiosity was aroused afresh.
  • In Sheba Nicholas Clapp goes all the way, taking the reader on a guided tour, first into every known genre where the enigmatic Sheba is mentioned. 2010 April 19 « The BookBanter Blog
  • The Service Industries For the economic historian, as for the economist, services constitute the most enigmatic sector of the economy.
  • One page is blank except for the enigmatic line: 'The aisles are but narrow. Times, Sunday Times
  • Tall and handsome, with heavy-lidded, soulful eyes, he was volatile and enigmatic.
  • Other ceramic objects, such as footed platforms, and enigmatic, hollow “binocular” pieces, attest to the spiritual and ritual life of the Trypilians. The Remarkable Trypilian Culture (5400-2700 BC)
  • Gianbattista and Lucia conversed in a low tone, in short, enigmatic phrases. Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster
  • The details of the recording remain enigmatic to this day. Times, Sunday Times
  • Corbiere didn't deserve this," she said enigmatically.
  • The enigmatic Duke then disguises himself as a priest in order to observe the events.
  • The enigmatic sunstone appears as an extra navigational aid in an Icelandic saga featuring a sailor called Sigurd who, frustrated by the weather, holds a sunstone aloft to locate the sun and so set his ship's course. Sunstones could have helped Vikings navigate from Norway to America
  • Rather, it is a kind of mythical or ur-nature, one associated with a primordial existence, chthonic gods and the enigmatic and destructive figure of the sphinx.
  • What was the use of trying to understand this vastly complicated and enigmatical world?
  • He falls in love with an enigmatic woman who may be a Native American demigoddess.
  • He did not write aphoristically, but his writing combined brilliant clarity with some of the properties of aphorism: vivid wit, terse enigmatic utterance, decoding left to the reader.
  • Unfortunately for him, he is a competent computational demonologist, which is why he's sent to the Caribbean to deal with enigmatic billionaire Ellis Billington, who is running the sort of caper that Her Majesty's Government would usually send James Bond to deal with (if being James Bond wasn't an automatic "do not hire" flag these days). Boing Boing: December 3, 2006 - December 9, 2006 Archives
  • By turns stylised, enigmatic and innovative, it either intrigued cinemagoers or baffled them. Times, Sunday Times
  • Researchers from France, China and ESRF have identified enigmatic fossils from Devonian (400 million years) as fructification of charophyte algae. A Bit of Science, a Bit of Politics
  • This is only one of the paradoxes surrounding this enigmatic musician. The Times Literary Supplement
  • These people pop up mysteriously and deliver enigmatic messages before vanishing again.
  • A sidekick, the antagonist, whatever - if they’re not the central focus of the story, they must still play an important role (the reporter later discovers the enigmatic recluse is really a costumed vigilante, and now must decide what to do with that knowledge). Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » “How far in the book should I introduce my main character?”
  • A woman, her face displaying an enigmatic or even arrogantly impenetrable beauty, appears out of the gray Parisian night.
  • Even more enigmatic is the correspondent who begins, ‘Your reviews are always deceptively written so as to give the impression of content’.
  • Most dramatic of all are the tall, enigmatically smiling kouros, which are archaic statues of godlike young men.
  • I adopted a raffish and enigmatic smile and shrugged.
  • A long corridor acts as a horizontal spine connecting many small alcoves and hallways while an exposed concrete volume punctures this rectilinear framework as an enigmatic vertical intervention.
  • They remain enigmatic puzzles meant to be meditated on, in the same way that we consider a Magritte.
  • The first thing she says about him is that he is ‘extremely down to earth’, which certainly contrasts with Fiennes, whose public persona exists somewhere between enigmatic and priggish.
  • Granting that Korean unification is indeed an enigmatical problem, why should scholars be so concerned with the problem of Korean unification?
  • Examples are the Edinburgh Young Violinist, the enigmatic Dulwich Lady at a Clavichord and The Young Mother at the Hague.
  • Other translators of his work have phoned me, thanking me for unpacking some of his more enigmatic sentences.
  • It's a case of the more you attempt to avoid a public or shun publicity, the more it makes you enigmatic.
  • ‘Well that would be nice,’ he replies, enigmatic bar the faint hint of a smile.
  • Unreliable texts, enigmatic melanges of authenticity and rampant imagination arrive on Nanson's lap and draw him further in.
  • Researchers from France, China and ESRF have identified enigmatic fossils from Devonian (400 million years) as fructification of charophyte algae. A Bit of Science, a Bit of Politics
  • She seemed to exist in a rarefied air of lonely but enigmatic beauty. Times, Sunday Times
  • For Joe, the enigmatic bargeman played by Ewan McGregor in Young Adam, employment is a necessary evil, a burden on the back of his freedom.
  • I was baffled by the New Criticism as it was applied in my lit courses (I learned the word "Alexandrine" in order to describe its enigmatic protocols), sunk as a prospective English major by a disastrous attempt at a close reading of Spenser. Site One: A Romantic Education.
  • As a whole, these patterns of early modern thought help demystify subject positions that have frequently been perceived as either enigmatic or idiosyncratic.
  • On 8 December, Christie's London offer Still life with cardoon and francolin by the enigmatic Spanish master Juan Sanchez Cotan.
  • Oxford's men's team were missing their enigmatic libero (a specialist passer), Denis Zuev, but Benjamin Collier confidently took his place.
  • Mrs. Heffley, enigmatic behind the twin zeroes of her spectacles, is a shrewd dispenser of domestic justice, while Mr. H (a Civil War nut) tends to do his parenting in lunges of impetuous dad-ness. Revenge of the Wimps
  • Many of them featured the "stoej-gnpf," a plump, earnest, snouty creature whom Gorey depicted gazing intently at the address on the envelope or reclining under enigmatic machines. Gorey's Flights of Fancy
  • For all its familiarity, the drawing remains compellingly enigmatic. Times, Sunday Times
  • So zero marks for slow, ditto for marketing effectiveness and maybe full marks for enigmatic and intriguing.
  • She presented him with barrier after barrier of enigmatic remarks, as now.
  • He is still bemused by the enigmatic arrival and departure of his illness.
  • The most controversial of these ‘Mesozoic survivors’ is a diminutive and enigmatic animal from Upper Palaeocene North America: Chronoperates paradoxus, described by Fox et al. (1992) for a partial mandible and some isolated teeth from the Paskapoo Formation of Alberta. Archive 2006-05-01

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