closed book


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closed book

n.
One that cannot be known or understood.

closed book

n
1. something deemed unknown or incapable of being understood
2. a matter that has been finally concluded and admits of no further consideration
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Noun1.closed book - something that baffles understanding and cannot be explainedclosed book - something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
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It was a matter of masculine pride that he should walk with them, and he had done so in fair seeming; but women had remained to him a closed book, and he preferred a game of solo or seven-up any time.
She certainly looked very charming as she strolled, lingering along under the budding horse-chestnut trees that stretched their long arms over the park-palings; with her closed book in one hand, and in the other a graceful sprig of myrtle, which served her as a very pretty plaything; her bright ringlets escaping profusely from her little bonnet, and gently stirred by the breeze, her fair cheek flushed with gratified vanity, her smiling blue eyes, now slyly glancing towards her admirer, now gazing downward at her myrtle sprig.
The material achievement and progress of the West was a closed book to her; nor could the West open the book.
I'm still hoping Willie Mullins might want him for one of his who aren't jocked up in the stayers' race, but I've tried everyone in the sprint and it looks a closed book.
Highlights of the Sapiens Closed Book solution's capabilities include:
Serco will be responsible for the administration of approximately 500,000 current and closed book policies in total.
He is a closed book for us workers and we know nothing of his management style," he added.
WILLIAM Shakespeare is the world's most-performed playwright, but his private life can seem like a closed book.
The past is a closed book to them, and so are the mistakes of the past.
The brain decides there's no such thing as a closed book.
Andrew's great-uncle Colin Snr died in Australia in 1962, and until Andrew contacted Colin Jnr, details of Colin Snr's wife Betty and their three children were a closed book.