The first and chief object of our Order, the foundation on which it rests and which no human power can destroy, is the preservation and handing on to posterity of a certain important mystery... which has come down to us from the remotest ages, even from the first man--a mystery on which perhaps the fate of mankind depends.
Goats are a mystery to him - not to mention an embarrassment.
It would have been a hopeless task to make Helen comprehend the more abstruse meanings of the word MYSTERY, but she understood readily that it signified something hidden or concealed, and when she makes greater progress she will grasp its more abstruse meaning as easily as she now does the simpler signification.
While the purpose for their stay remained a mystery, their credit cards passed muster and they didn't overeat the breakfast goodies.
A real live mystery, even if it's probably only a fender-bender auto case.
Wide shoulders, chiseled chest, rippling abs … even his scent—of pure man mixed with the mystery of night—lured her like an animal falling for a hunter's bait.
Was that where he planned to meet the mystery person?
Deidre held her breath as she poured the mystery blood down the pale girl's throat.
She was his current waltzing widow—first choice to fill his dance card when he wasn't surfing the net, tracking down an auction or garage sale or devouring a mystery novel.
Whether that desire was conveyed by him or originated in her head was a mystery, but when he drew her into his arms, she was willing.
I might as well go back to my mystery novels.
But the fact that some present-day person was trying to stop them from finding any answers somehow made the mystery more intriguing.
David was knee deep in a can't-put-down-able James Lee Burke mystery, while Cynthia plodded through her zillion-page saga, a real flower-presser in Dean's mind.
Maybe that Ridley Pearson mystery I'm working on and a tooth brush.
Not Henry Whitcomb-vivid, Dean added quickly, referring to his involvement in a strange mystery before they married.
Surprisingly, Fred O'Connor, arch fan of any hint of mystery, remained uninterested in the Donald Ryland-Edith Shipton-Jerome Shipton triangle.
I'm beginning to think you like a mystery as much as Fred!
Six months without a mystery and I'm still in top form.
"I don't know what they dug up but what I found is a bit of a mystery," Fred answered as he began to poke in the refrigerator.
Fred, it looks like you've got yourself a real mystery this time.
Fred couldn't resist a mystery and here was a riddle on-site.
Fred's life was a mystery in some respects but he was honest and his report of Cynthia after Shipton's fall was certainly not a fabrication.
He felt little concern, however; let the old man read about a real mystery instead of his fictional sleuth stories.
When Dean returned to Collingswood Avenue, Fred was knee-deep in either his notes or another mystery novel, Dean didn't notice which.
"Only in your mystery stories, not in Parkside," Dean answered disgustedly.
How much was a mystery even to her, but that didn't matter.
Natasha and Princess Mary also wept now, but not because of their own personal grief; they wept with a reverent and softening emotion which had taken possession of their souls at the consciousness of the simple and solemn mystery of death that had been accomplished in their presence.
It seemed to them that what they had lived through and experienced could not be expressed in words, and that any reference to the details of his life infringed the majesty and sacredness of the mystery that had been accomplished before their eyes.
By day, the mystery lurked in every look exchanged between Sarah and Giddon.
It's sort of a mystery, isn't it?
Like any good mystery novel detective, he'd bide his time.
But since this mystery is of such a nature that nobody can know or use it unless he be prepared by long and diligent self-purification, not everyone can hope to attain it quickly.