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Word: recondite

Definition: abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret


Sentences Containing 'recondite'

But still another inquiry remains; one often agitated by the more recondite Nantucketers.
But to learn all about these recondite matters, your best way is at once to descend into the blubber-room, and have a long talk with its inmates.
Philip Day of "The Sunday Times" noted "How wincingly well Mr Fleming writes", whilst his colleague in his sister paper, "The Times", thought that "This is an ingenious affair, full of recondite knowledge and horrific spills and thrills – of slightly sadistic excitements also – though without the simple and bold design of its predecessor" Elizabeth L Sturch, writing in "The Times Literary Supplement" observed that Fleming was "without doubt the most interesting recent recruit among thriller-writers" and that "Live and Let Die" "fully maintains the promise of ..."Casino Royale".
The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.
We hear from mathematicians that bees have practically solved a recondite problem, and have made their cells of the proper shape to hold the greatest possible amount of honey, with the least possible consumption of precious wax in their construction.

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