Definitions

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  • adjective Like a sphinx, or like that of a sphinx.
  • adjective Mysterious; scheming; having a deceptive outward appearance

Etymologies

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sphinx +‎ -like

Examples

  • The girl said nothing . . . just kept staring at him with a small, sphinxlike grin.

    The Half Life

  • The girl said nothing . . . just kept staring at him with a small, sphinxlike grin.

    The Half Life

  • The girl said nothing . . . just kept staring at him with a small, sphinxlike grin.

    The Half Life

  • Kennedy stood sphinxlike, refusing to yield her position.

    American Assassin

  • The girl said nothing . . . just kept staring at him with a small, sphinxlike grin.

    The Half Life

  • A woman in a striped robe stands at the table, her back hunched in stony reverie; Bonnard renders her monumental, sphinxlike.

    The 20th Century's Vermeer, or a Masturbatory Hack?

  • Anna Wintour and her Chanel sunglasses ruled sphinxlike in the front row.

    Holly Would Dream

  • Anna Wintour and her Chanel sunglasses ruled sphinxlike in the front row.

    Holly Would Dream

  • As for Gore, he's maintaining his sphinxlike silence.

    Capitol Letter: House Not On Fire

  • Pepsi stretches out into a sphinxlike position, with his backside up in the air and his front legs stretched forward.

    Rescuing Sprite

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