Definition of Sphinxlike

1. Adjective. Like a sphinx, or like that of a sphinx. ¹



2. Adjective. Mysterious; scheming; having a deceptive outward appearance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sphinxlike

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphinxlike

sphingolipodystrophy
sphingomyelin
sphingomyelin deacylase
sphingomyelin lipidosis
sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase
sphingomyelinase
sphingomyelinases
sphingomyelins
sphingosine
sphingosine CoA-independent transacetylase
sphingosine N-methyltransferase
sphingosines
sphinx
sphinx moth
sphinxes
sphinxlike (current term)
sphragide
sphragides
sphragistics
sphrigosis
sphugmicks
sphygm-
sphygmic
sphygmic interval
sphygmics
sphygmo-
sphygmo-oscillometer
sphygmocardiograph
sphygmocardioscope
sphygmochronograph

Literary usage of Sphinxlike

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1918)
"But Betsy maintained her sphinxlike attitude until about a week later, at which time, with a great deal of ostentation, she removed the sign from her door ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1863)
"His Grecian extraction, hie sphinxlike impenetrability of countenance, his addiction to the practice of Spiritualism, and his deceptive professions of a ..."

3. Charles Francis Adams, 1835-1915: An Autobiography by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Cabot Lodge (1916)
"Since the election, Lincoln had hitherto maintained a sphinxlike silence. He was still at Springfield, while Seward, understood to be the coming Secretary ..."

4. Charles Francis Adams, 1835-1915: An Autobiography by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Cabot Lodge (1916)
"Since the election, Lincoln had hitherto maintained a sphinxlike silence. He was still at Springfield, while Seward, understood to be the coming Secretary ..."

5. History of the United States of America Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1882)
"... who had been conveniently stationed in the vicinity,* the Hartford Convention, hardening into stone, preserves for all ages a sphinxlike mystery. ..."

6. American Poets and Their Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1916)
"It gave us the keenest pleasure; though many of the pieces present themselves sphinxlike, and, " struggling to get free their hinder-parts," offer a very ..."

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