from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not accessible; remote or unapproachable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. not able to be accessed; out of reach; inconvenient
- adj. not able to be reached; unattainable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not accessible; not to be reached, obtained, or approached
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not accessible; not to be reached or approached.
- Unapproachable in power.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not capable of being obtained
- adj. capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all
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My gut is that Keats would be fine with this, which is why I am surprised when the word "inaccessible" is applied to poetry.
At one point, he felt his soul felt itself carried to the other side of the veil, to contemplate the revealed face of him who dwells in inaccessible light (cf. AI Schuster, History of Saint Benedict and his time, Ed Abbey Viboldone, Milan, 1965, p. 11 et seq.).
And the pigeons dying on rooftops, in inaccessible corners, in the tops of palm trees, the bottoms of fountains or deep inside the mysteries of evergreens, who takes them up and gives them burial?
A concrete wall meant to keep the pool safe for children and inaccessible from the street also gave Bestor a chance to put the Ennis
The sensation of feeling and hearing the force of water striking rocks in inaccessible corners is an experience that can be lived on the kayak and raft, descending Michoacán's rivers.
If will probably involve the purchasing of large quantities of supplies of various kinds, and their delivery at a large number of camps widely separated, many of which are in inaccessible places, and the distribution of these supplies among soldiers of different nationalities interned in these camps.
The area I was in was an area that is inaccessible from the outside world.
Does pleasure remain inaccessible to the claims and purposes of discourse and signification?
Because of the uncertainty, however, and given the fact his plane went down in inaccessible enemy territory the military carried my Dad and his co-pilot as MIA.
But during the weeks prior to harvest time, floods prevented emergency food supplies from reaching tens of thousands of starving peasant farmers trapped in inaccessible areas.
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