There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve
only in part.
Sir, listen well," said he; "this history will interest you on one side, for it will answer a question which doubtless you have not been able to solve
It was impossible to tell whether the new servant would turn out as absolutely methodical as his master required; experience alone could solve
I used to go moping about the island trying with all my might to solve
this one last difficulty.
I fancied that if I could solve
their puzzles I should find myself in possession of powers that might be of use against the Morlocks.
We should therefore solve
the question by reference to what the poet says himself, or to what is tacitly assumed by a person of intelligence.
While affecting to be deeply engaged in examining the ladder, the mind of Dantes was, in fact, busily occupied by the idea that a person so intelligent, ingenious, and clear-sighted as the abbe might probably be able to solve
the dark mystery of his own misfortunes, where he himself could see nothing.
They try to solve
the problem of poverty, for instance, by keeping the poor alive; or, in the case of a very advanced school, by amusing the poor.
And we are trying to solve
it by amusing the slaves.
Dinah was a riddle to her; Hetty looked at her much in the same way as one might imagine a little perching bird that could only flutter from bough to bough, to look at the swoop of the swallow or the mounting of the lark; but she did not care to solve
such riddles, any more than she cared to know what was meant by the pictures in the Pilgrim's Progress, or in the old folio Bible that Marty and Tommy always plagued her about on a Sunday.
Hereupon I appointed her long lessons, and left her to solve
alone any perplexities they might present.
As I leaned curiously over the side, endeavouring to solve
their mysterious movements, one mass far in advance of the rest attracted my attention.