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inapprehensible

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That cannot be apprehended; not apprehensible to or graspable by either body or mind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not apprehensible; unintelligible; inconceivable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not apprehensible or intelligible.

Etymologies

Either from the Late Latin inapprehensibilis or formed in English as in- +‎ apprehensible. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the swirl of the Libby affair, one loses sight of the real offense, and it becomes almost inapprehensible what it is that Cheney/Libby/Rove got themselves into.

    11/02/2005

  • He seemed to be passing through the universe of ideas like a comet — erratic, inapprehensible, untraceable.

    The Woodlanders

  • It was enough for him to understand that the world had forked along a path that was inapprehensible, alien, and opaque.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The modern commercial nation to which Ferguson belongs, as a British subject, a Highlander by birth but one born too late to claim to be the scion of an independent Scotland, in fact typifies a state in which the press of numbers and the extent of territory have begun to make the bonds of society inapprehensible.

    Social Theory at Box Hill: Acts of Union

  • The sounds of words are the most delicate, fleeting and inapprehensible things in nature. ….

    Chapter 7. The Standard American Pronunciation. 1. General Characters

  • By reason of this last it was inapprehensible to him that there could be an objection to the sexes co-operating indiscriminately in work.

    The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage

  • He seemed to be passing through the universe of ideas like a comet -- erratic, inapprehensible, untraceable.

    The Woodlanders

  • The novelty of the avowal rendered what it carried with it inapprehensible by him in its entirety.

    The Woodlanders

  • Nevertheless, allowing for all imagined possibilities, -- granting even the likelihood of some inapprehensible relation between all past and all future conditioned-being, -- the tremendous question remains: What signifies the whole of apparitional existence to the Unconditioned?

    The Romance of the Milky Way And Other Studies & Stories

  • This hypothesis has not been lightly dismissed by him; and even while proving its inadequacy, he seems to intimate that it may represent imperfectly some truth yet inapprehensible by the human mind: --

    The Romance of the Milky Way And Other Studies & Stories

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