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.
But to enable me to do so, I must first have found out the troublesome conundrum long abandoned.
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.
Bailey faces a conundrum in that her heaven-sent purpose isn't in line with the events she faces.
A tragicomedy that slips through time and space circling various characters whose lives are loosely unified by Gerard Manley Hopkins's "The Wreck of the Deutschland," The Hopkins Conundrum is sprinkled with unique history, sharp observation, and the absurdity of the ordinary.
THE HOPKINS CONUNDRUM BY SIMON EDGE, LIGHTNING BOOKS, PS8.
Manulife Asset Management Private Markets, a part of Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC), has said that it has acquired a 49 percent equity interest in QMLP, the multi-family asset and property management platform of Conundrum Capital Corporation, a privately owned real estate investment firm focused on the rental residential property sector in Ontario.
Dear Nadia A conundrum for you: how can I clean dirty salad leaves without using a salad spinner?
LEE Clark admits he is wrestling with a familiar conundrum ahead of tomorrow's game at Middlesbrough.