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Definition of Mystery


  1. A profound secret; something wholly unknown, or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; something which has not been or can not be explained; hence, specifically, that which is beyond human comprehension.
  2. A kind of secret religious celebration, to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated by certain preparatory ceremonies; -- usually plural; as, the Eleusinian mysteries.
  3. The consecrated elements in the eucharist.
  4. Anything artfully made difficult; an enigma.
  5. A trade; a handicraft; hence, any business with which one is usually occupied.
  6. A dramatic representation of a Scriptural subject, often some event in the life of Christ; a dramatic composition of this character; as, the Chester Mysteries, consisting of dramas acted by various craft associations in that city in the early part of the 14th century.

Mystery Quotations

I think on some level, you do your best things when you're a little off-balance, a little scared. You've got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing.
Willem Dafoe

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. - Neil Armstrong
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
Neil Armstrong

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.
Anne Lamott

Each person is an enigma. You're a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle.
Theodore Zeldin

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
Anais Nin
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Mystery Translations

mystery in Dutch is mysterie, raadsel, geheimenis
mystery in German is Mysterium, Geheimnis
mystery in Italian is indovinello, segreto
mystery in Spanish is arcano, misterio
mystery in Swedish is mysterium
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