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  1. like the Sphinx; enigmatic or inscrutable
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Related Words for sphinxlike

enigmatic, impenetrable, unintelligible, incomprehensible, unfathomable, mystical, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, cryptic, unknown, inscrutable, magical, inexplicable, baffling, dark, strange, secretive, curious, obscure

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Historical Examples of sphinxlike

  • Think well of yourself, my friend, think well of your sphinxlike eyes.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • No wonder he “crouches in sphinxlike silence 199 on the curbstone.”

  • Slowly the Ohio receded from him, somber, implacable, sphinxlike.


    Arthur Cheny Train

  • They all looked eagerly at the criminologist on his return, but his face was sphinxlike.

    The Black Box

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • His manner was sphinxlike again, and the Englishman eyed him curiously, feeling a strong desire to kick him in the shins.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs