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Spell Check of sphinx

Correct spelling: sphinx

Definition of sphinx:

  1. A fabulous monster, of Egyptian origin, usually represented as having the body of a lion and the face of a young woman, who sat by the wayside propounding riddles to the passers- by, whom she devoured on the spot if they could not answer her, till Oedipus found out her secret, upon which she threw herself into the sea; a representation of the sphinx, with the head of a man, a ram, or a hawk; a genus of lepidopterous insects, the hawk- moth.

Common misspellings for sphinx:

  • sphynx (44%)
  • spinx (30%)
  • spynx (7%)
  • syphix (5%)
  • pheinox (5%)
  • shinx (5%)
  • sphnix (5%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Google Ngram Viewer results for sphinx:

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Examples of usage for sphinx:

  1. The Sphinx itself, could not have been more outwardly calm.
  2. In an agony he tried to call, but no sound escaped the lips, set in a sphinx- like silence.
  3. The sphinx is a great stone figure of a beast with a human face.

Quotes for sphinx:

  1. A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that we already have given to the riddle in its various forms. - Gregory Bateson
  2. It is of first -class importance that our answer to the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how we conduct our civilisation, and this should in turn be in step with the actual workings of living systems. - Gregory Bateson
  3. It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist. - Gregory Bateson
  4. When we find something new at Giza, we announce it to the world. The Sphinx and the Pyramids are world treasures. We are the guardian's of these treasures, but they belong to the world. - Zahi Hawass
  5. The pyramid once passed there was still a short way to go before we confronted the Sphinx, in the middle of what our contemporaries have left him of his desert. - Pierre Loti

Rhymes for sphinx:

  1. blinks, brinks, chinks, drinks, finks, inks, jinks, jinx, jynx, kinks, links, lynx, minks, rinks, shrinks, sinks, skinks, stinks, thinks, winks.
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