sphinxlike

Related to sphinxlike: proud, permissible, pithy, tenuous

sphinxlike

(ˈsfɪŋksˌlaɪk)
adj
like the Sphinx; enigmatic or inscrutable
Translations

sphinxlike

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President Vladimir Putin's regime is as sphinxlike as any that has ever ruled Russia, and now there is a new mystery afoot.
Sphinxlike paradoxes and words like "gnosis" and "kinesthetic" pepper his speech, and a seemingly straight-forward question can elicit a response like "the human mind is literally an antenna, it picks up waves and transmissions from the ultimate source, from the ether.
For all of Wang's sphinxlike musings, it's unclear whether a bibliography of his references would foster an easier grasp of his works.
A disorienting mix of seduction and menace, the thirty-five-foot-high, sphinxlike sugar baby--half Hottentot Venus, half devouring monster--was a welter of conflicting signals and gestures.
But things quickly fell apart, the BPP's precipitous fall rivaling its sphinxlike rise.
And Yahoo could never get away with Google's sphinxlike, nobody-home version of support.
She mystifies, produces sphinxlike riddles, prefers the cryptic and occult where she can remain hidden: she insists upon uncertainty.
Humanity's sphinxlike character is most poignant in its exercise of freedom where it "strives to fulfill [itself] in an Absolute, and although it is 'causa sui,' it is unable to achieve this by its own power.
Though there's a genuine appreciation for psychiatry here, it's notable that all of Ira's therapists are miserable while Abby seems to be hiding the secret to contentment behind her sphinxlike smile.
His Sphinxlike sign is Antigone herself: the enigma of transparency, of rootedness even in the most extreme deracination--a problem that proves insurmountable for our optimistic, theoretical age of mediation.
Investigative reporter Russo describe the development of this "Supermob," as they were dubbed by the late Senate investigator Walter Sheridan, from the 1930s through the late 1980s, focusing on the figure of Sid Korshak, "the sphinxlike operator who quietly kept the wheels of the enterprise greased.
It also speaks to what is perhaps the greatest frustration surrounding his philosophy: his sphinxlike silence on the relation of his theory of justice to existing societies and on the matter of his political commitments.