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.
His thoughts were a closed book. Superficially, he was all that she could have wished.
Quilter Life Assurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quilter, is a closed book of unit-linked policies.
President Trump has already nominated Boris Johnson for PM and whatever Trump says it is now a closed book.
It focuses on closed book policies that are not available to new customers.
The company said Hodges "will steer the ReAssure business through the anticipated IPO in 2019 and will lead its next phase of expansion as an independent listed closed book consolidator."
The portfolio consists of an open book and a closed book, which have displayed different historical performance trends.
With De Sousa's odds being so short from very early on, it is essentially a closed book now.
5 May 2017 - UK-based insurance management services company Charles Taylor plc (LSE: CTR) of a closed book of life assurance business from Zurich International Life Ltd.
The new method uses terahertz radiation--light with wavelengths that are between microwave and infrared waves--to view the text of a closed book. The technique is not meant for your average bookworm, but for reading rare books that are too fragile to open.