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Definition of Mystery

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

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

It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
Mahatma Gandhi

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Winston Churchill

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

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Oscar Wilde
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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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