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cryp·tic

(krip'tik),
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]

cryptic

(krĭp′tĭk) also

cryptical

(-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Having hidden meaning; mystifying.
2. Secret or occult.
3. Using code or cipher.
4. Biology Tending to conceal or camouflage: cryptic coloring.

cryp′ti·cal·ly adv.
cryp′tic·ness n.

cryp·tic

(krip'tik)
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]

cryp·tic

(krip'tik)
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]
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Eireann, the "I," addresses Daniel, the "you." Through the years of their relationship, they are friends and lovers, but also something else--some, thing that cryptically links the violence they each inflict upon themselves.
During her official speech at the Basel exhibition, Dreifuss cryptically referred to a "small country occupied by a large kingdom, whose political infrastructure was destroyed, and whose people were persecuted for their religious beliefs and forced into exile." She concluded by saying she was speaking of "Israel under the Babylonians and then the Romans." The Dalai Lama referred to a Chinese diplomacy toward Tibet which was slowly undergoing positive developments and said he still hoped to one day return to his home in Tibet.
O'Brien chuckles cryptically, "Let's just say we hope to deliver the goods."
Even more cryptically, Love's rant took on generational bravado when she advised that "people who are 24 don't even understand the font thing."
The frogs perched cryptically on the branches or back of leaves of Rhizophora mangrove and Laguncularia racemosa.
Said James cryptically: "We feel we've got to move things on and try to become another version of ourselves.
During the course of the annual meeting, French Finance Minister Sauter said cryptically, "we embrace the market economy but we reject the market society." Tony Blair believes Wicker-Miurin comes close to expressing their ideal, but with Britain outside the euro currency zone its influence is marginal.
If this is quirky enough, another result of this blurring of the clear sexual roles is that women, sexually unsatisfied by these androgynous men become "furies" ("Furien," 302) in their frustration, whereby Welti cryptically adds that the age saw a marked increase of the witch hunts.
This picture may actually be a composite of an early photo of Duchamp layered over the cryptically smiling face of the "Mona Lisa."
A spokesperson for Inprise cryptically told us that the timing was not quite right for an acquisition, despite the company being cash rich at the moment following a $100m settlement from Microsoft Corp regarding a patent and technology licensing dispute.
"Weaknesses you may perceive may not be weaknesses," said chairman of selectors David Graveney cryptically yesterday.
The bank, which recently outlined its aspirations to take a stake in Credit Lyonnais, has stated cryptically that the best appeals are made to be withdrawn and that it remains open to discussion.