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sealed book

something beyond understanding and therefore unknown.
Origin of sealed book
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Without the exercise of reason in reading the Bible, it will be as a sealed book.

  • His work, a sealed book to his women before, lay open to her.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Hitherto the world outside had been a sealed book to the boys.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • They are not like any known writing in the world and may remain a sealed book forever.

    Chaldea Znade A. Ragozin
  • Private life which used to be a sealed book has become an open newspaper.

    The Monster Edgar Saltus
  • In here I have a sealed book in which I keep the words my friends have spoken.

    Modern Icelandic Plays Jhann Sigurjnsson
  • The post-office department should no longer be as a sealed book to the nation.

  • For three days afterward, the subject was as a sealed book between them.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • The modern methods of psychology were then, to such women as Rose, a sealed book, but love and intuition taught her to apply them.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • To thousands in Persia the literature and history of their own land is a sealed book.

    Modern Persia Mooshie G. Daniel
British Dictionary definitions for sealed book

sealed book

another term for closed book
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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