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Definitions of mysteries

  1. Among anc. pagans, secret rites and worship known only to the initiated; in the middle ages, miracle-plays, a kind of rude drama of a religious character. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for mysteries

  1. In the same tone, as if one were an echo of the other, they answered, " We desire nothing, but you demand knowledge of the spirit- world, and would have its mysteries revealed to you, which the Invisibles will now grant you. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  2. There are no mysteries in his character- no lights and shades at all. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward