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Word: enigma

Definition: puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling

Sentences Containing 'enigma'

""Theirs were the hands that struck whilst their leaders planned—they were the screech-owls who for more than twenty years terrorised the western provinces of France and, in the name of God and their King, committed every crime that could besmirch the Cause which they professed to uphold."" They are as much an enigma as the one man who has succeeded in bringing some of these fugitives to justice, a mysterious figure known only as "The Man in Grey", who is a secret agent for the Government.
"La Puerta del Cielo / Seven Lives" is the first single from Enigma's seventh album "Seven Lives Many Faces".
A very strong ally who wields a very big sword. "Lloyd" and "Lloyd-L" - Lloyd is the robotic enigma created by magic science, and it is recovered during the allies' infiltration of the castle.
After graduating from GIT, Gilbert was hired as an instructor and recorded the album "Trouble In The Streets" with Los Angeles metal band Black Sheep, released on Enigma Records in November 1985.
After seeing Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Werner Herzog's The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser in the same week he moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to become a filmmaker.
Alerted by Enigma intercepts decoded at Bletchley Park, and assisted by radar, his ship and fellow cruisers and twice intercepted "Scharnhorst" and its six accompanying destroyers when they attempted to attack two Arctic convoys (JW 55B travelling to and RA 55A travelling from Murmansk) in late December 1943.
As discussed in its own entry, it is marked by an air of geometric sobriety, in addition to presenting a perplexing enigma as to the nature of the three men standing at the foreground.
As the New Earth Riddler slowly became a lighter, less criminal figure, Enigma became a darker figure in this series.
Associates referred to him as "eccentric" and an "enigma."
Bucky Fellini is the third studio album by the The Dead Milkmen, released in 1987 by Enigma - their first non-Restless release.
Enigma is an Open source fangame with over a thousand different landscapes that can also read the original Oxyd level packs (they are not included for copyright reasons).
Enigma's response is cut short by her scream, implying the Riddler has done away with his "daughter" in issue #712.
Even when he was drafted, he was considered an enigma, and when he first hit Edmonton in 2004, the Oilers' front office discovered that Mikhnov had poor eyesight, leading to the team buying him a pair of glasses.
Frank Peterson, who was the co-producer on the Enigma project, took up the role of writing and producing some of the tracks on "Paintings in Yellow".
From a distant past the moon has beckoned, rich with mystery and enigma.
He later has the right half of his face burned by Ultraman, leading him to don a half-face and temporarily take on the name "Enigma".
He starred in all three seasons of "The Mighty Boosh" and the live tours, "The Mighty Boosh Live" and the "Future Sailors Tour" as Naboo the Enigma.
However, given the abilities of the allies to decode Enigma machine messages, it is questionable whether such a mission could be planned or launched without their knowledge.
I.O.U. is the second studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, released in 1982 through Luna Crack Records/I.O.U. Records originally on vinyl; a CD edition was reissued in 1985 through Enigma Records and a remaster in 2008 through Belle Antique.
In the "Emperor Joker" storyline, the all-powerful Joker creates an alternate Riddler, known as Enigma, to be a member of the Joker's League of Anarchy along with alternate versions of Poison Ivy and Bizarro.
Investigating the Sensei's attack on the Jade Society, Batman (Dick Grayson) is ambushed by Riddler and a young woman introduced as Enigma, Riddler's daughter.
Michael is best known for playing Naboo the Enigma, the shaman on "The Mighty Boosh", co-written by and co-starring his elder brother, Noel Fielding.
RAF Coastal Command were searching for a U-boat believed, from Enigma decrypts, to be outbound from Trondheim.
Riddler and Enigma escape, delivering the Jade Society member list to Gilda Dent.
Rumor has it that it was nicknamed 'Bletchley-in-the-Tropics' after the English country house where the "Enigma" code was broken (Sir William Stephenson, the Canadian-born British spymaster who was the subject of the book and film "A Man Called Intrepid" resided for a time at the Princess, following the war, before buying a home on the island, and was often visited there by his former subordinate, James Bond novelist Ian Fleming).
The drum machine loop at the beginning of the song was sampled and used on the song "I Love You...I'll Kill You" by the musical project Enigma on their second album, The Cross of Changes.
The five-part track "The Journey" foreshadowed the sound of Enigma, a New Age music project that Michael and Sandra were working on at the time of making the album.
The Mountain Heritage Center and Special Collections at Hunter Library, Western Carolina University have created a digitized online exhibit called "Revealing an Enigma" that focuses on Horace Kephart's life and works.
The Pernicious Enigma comprises two discs with a total running time of 115 minutes.
The Pernicious Enigma is the second studio album by the British doom metal band Esoteric.
The Riddler is rewarded with multiple DA dossiers of himself ... but Enigma is unimpressed, voicing concerns that Riddler is washed up.
The video for Moon Light song was directed and shot by Angel Gracia, famous for his work with Madonna and Enigma.
This occurs in "Pieces", where Gilda reveals herself to Two-Face, hiring Riddler and Enigma to help Harvey best Mario Falcone and reclaim his coin.
Topics of recent articles downloadable from the MQI Institute web site include: Hierarchy as a learning platform, The controversy of consciousness, Learning as associative patterning, CONTEXT: the shared knowledge enigma, Expanding the knowledge paradigm, and The knowledge and knowing of spiritual learning.
Yet even then, his life was not uneventful: he became landlord to V. S. Naipaul who immortalised Tennant in his novel "The Enigma of Arrival".
``A problem, my dear count, for every one for my mother as well as others; much studied, but not solved, you still remain an enigma, do not fear.
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