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  • Difficult to interpret or understand; inscrutable: Hughes will forever remain a sphinx-like enigma a sphinx-like smile
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    • He mystified observers by maintaining a sphinxlike silence - he is still studying the report, said a staffer.
    • Ask Fossett to explain his motivation and he is characteristically sphinxlike.
    • Eliot's willingness to put aside his Sphinx-like mask may have led him to say too much, but it seems churlish to hold that against him.

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