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- n. The quality of being mysterious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being mysterious.
- n. Something mysterious; a mystery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being mysterious; obscurity; the quality of being hidden from the understanding and calculated to excite curiosity or wonder.
- n. That which is mysterious or obscure.
- n. The behavior or manner of one who wishes or affects to imply a mystery: as, he told us with much mysteriousness to wait and see.
The mysteriousness is the point, what makes it koan-like.
I may be able to very soon, and clear up all this mysteriousness, that is worrying me so.
This sort of mysteriousness, which is always so becoming in a hero, threw a fresh grace in Catherine's imagination around his person and manners, and increased her anxiety to know more of him.
And our own growth into love has got to be a growth into that kind of mysteriousness, that kind of causeless upsurge of compassion towards the stranger.
And this isn't a 'mysteriousness' objection; it's just good sense.
It gives you an odd mysteriousness which is very attractive. '
This sort of mysteriousness, which is always so becoming in a hero, threw a fresh grace in Catherine’s imagination around his person and manners, and increased her anxiety to know more of him.
The pictures are innovative, modern; yet they recall the silvery gleam of Diego Velázquez's armor, the golden-tinged, blue-gray sheen of Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin's fruit, the rugged, oily earth-tones of Rembrandt's shadows, and the mysteriousness of Johannes Vermeer.
The mysteriousness of it all (by keeping him both in the shadows AND not talking about him overtly) keeps the fragile illusion safe.
And in the situation she found an uplifting awfulness, such as comes when the veil is thrust aside and one gazes on the mysteriousness of Deity.