conundrum


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conundrum

A problem with no satisfactory solution; a dilemma
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But the interruption had made Therese apparently forget her sinister conundrum. She observed me with her shrewd, unintelligent eyes for a bit, and then with the fatuous remark about the Law being just she left me to the horrors of the studio.
But to enable me to do so, I must first have found out the troublesome conundrum long abandoned.
This thought came back to Rose several times that evening, for Phebe would have added much to the little concert they had in the moonlight, would have enjoyed the stories told, been quick at guessing the conundrums, and laughed with all her heart at the fun.
He was invited to contribute any really good enigmas, charades, or conundrums that he might recollect; and she had the pleasure of seeing him most intently at work with his recollections; and at the same time, as she could perceive, most earnestly careful that nothing ungallant, nothing that did not breathe a compliment to the sex should pass his lips.
Miss Volumnia, displaying in early life a pretty talent for cutting ornaments out of coloured paper, and also for singing to the guitar in the Spanish tongue, and propounding French conundrums in country houses, passed the twenty years of her existence between twenty and forty in a sufficiently agreeable manner.
A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony, and there are no red-headed clients to vex us with their conundrums."
He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, of hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension præternatural.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 30 (ANI): Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had continued living in parts of Uttar Pradesh after his reported death in 1945, under the guise of a monk 'Gumnami Baba', a fact his family members were aware of but did not want to reveal, according to author Anuj Dhar whose book 'Conundrum' came out earlier this year.
LEICESTER: 2.10 Lady Monica, 2.40 Majestic Sands, 3.10 Chains Of Love, 3.40 Victory Chime, 4.10 Isango, 4.40 Haafel, 5.10 Conundrum.
The CNN piece on the upcoming Asian Cup semi-final match between Qatar and the UAE was headlined "Numbers show the conundrum in the confrontations between the UAE and Qatar throughout history".
Speaking on the topic, 'Deconstructing the Nigerian Conundrum as a panacea for national cohesion and transformation,' Momoh told the graduating students that Nigeria country faced numerous challenges, though efforts were being made to resolve them, adding that more still needed to be done.