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  • He developed a highly mathematical treatment of the subject, but explained it so clearly, so logically, without mystery-mongering, that it seemed obvious and easy; you actually thought *you* could do it.

    Eschew Sesquipedalian Obsfucation, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • This 'mystery-mongering' is no different from the food industry that markets 'flavour' at the expense of nutritive substance.

    Finding structure in the Piacenza Liver despite academic claptrap - Part 4

  • Fraulein Grunhut had endeavoured to detain her in the passage, mumbling and gesticulating in the mystery-mongering way with which

    Maurice Guest

  • You probably know Mr. BLACKWOOD'S elusive method of mystery-mongering by now.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, March 14, 1917

  • We must look for the motive power of his extraordinary career in vanity and a love of mystery-mongering, without any true knowledge of the occult; it is probable, indeed, that ultimately his unbounded vanity triumphed over his reason and that he actually believed in his own pretensions.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

  • "Confound his meddling mystery-mongering and hokus-pokus!"

    The Bronze Bell

  • Altho he is ever seeking to awaken curiosity, to arouse the interest of expectancy, and to excite in the spectators a desire to see the thing through, Ibsen refrains from any mere mystery-mongering for its own sake.

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  • His mystery-mongering is sometimes perilously close to blatant sensationalism and overt charlatanry; and he seems to be seeking the bald effect for its own sake.

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  • In the 'Disciple,' and again in 'AndrĂ© CornĂ©lis' M. Paul Bourget was lured from the path of psychologic analysis into the maze of mystery-mongering; but he had the tact to employ his secrets to excite interest only in the beginning of what were, after all, studies from life, each of them setting forth the struggle of a man with the memory of his crime.

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  • 'Mistress Inger' is a historical melodrama, with a gloomy castle, spectral pictures and secret passages, with shifting conspiracies, constant mystery-mongering and contorted characters.

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