And as you have the "Keys" in your own hand, you may keep your friends in suspense, and make yourself as mysterious as the sphynx.
Fate is a sphynx, and I am not Œdipus to answer her questions!
But the sphynx only smiled his unhumorous smile, and went on playing golf during the week when Ventnor was at work.
Mr. Grooten smiled upon us—much as a sphynx might have smiled.
They were still two miles distant, and the sphynx as yet was but an obscure mount between the two vast Pyramids.
The bas-relief has the sphynx, the Nile, and the Orient blown up.
Moreover, there is always a twofold Condition propounded with sphynx her Enigmas.
Among the Greeks, the Athenians had an owl, and the Thebans a sphynx.
This put the sphynx into a great rage, who, finding her riddle solved, threw herself down and broke her neck.
We then visited the sphynx, and took our lunch under the shade of its head.