be mysterious

idiom

: to talk or behave in a way that makes other people feel that one must have a secret
What are you being so mysterious about?

Examples of be mysterious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cade and Karen: A.I. systems can be mysterious, even to the people who create them. David Leonhardt, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024 But because his movies can often be mysterious and elliptical, Reggio provokes skepticism in some. Tim Grierson, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Cats can be mysterious creatures to begin with, but their ability to purr has long perplexed scientists. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Oct. 2023 Mark of the beast Figural graffiti was common in Roman cities, but the artists’ motives could be mysterious. Amy Crawford, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 These schemas don’t have to be mysterious leaders of our lives. Alex Wagner, SPIN, 26 May 2023 Seafood with all its variety can be mysterious and overwhelming. goodhousekeeping.com, 18 Apr. 2023 These schemas don’t have to be mysterious leaders of our lives. Alex Wagner, SPIN, 26 May 2023 That Careers in the entertainment industry can be mysterious, even for those working in the business. Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2021

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“Be mysterious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20mysterious. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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