Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not cognizable; such as no finite mind can know; not to be known by man; not to be recognized. Also spelled incognisable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not cognizable; incapable of being recognized, known, or distinguished.
- adj. incapable of being perceived or known
“And in the very act of declaring the First Cause incognizable, you do not permit it to remain unknown.”
“All this time the incognizable _nouveau_ was smoking slowly and calmly, and looking at nothing at all with his black buttonlike eyes.”
“By entité is generally understood a substance which the imagination grasps, but which is incognizable by the senses and the reason.”
“Theology dogmatizing on the authority of its myths, philosophy speculating by the aid of categories, God has existed as a transcendental conception, incognizable by the reason, and the hypothesis always subsists.”
“Their features are incognizable so disfigured are they with stripes and daubs in red, white, black and sometimes yellow.”
“And as to perfect success, I should be like the panic-stricken shopkeepers in my alarm at it; for I should believe that genii of the air fly above our tree-tops between us and the incognizable spheres, catching those ambitious shafts they deem it a promise of fun to play pranks with.”
“The infinite, discharged from all relation to the finite, could never come into apprehension; and the finite, discharged of all relation to the infinite, is incognizable too.”
“It predicates contradiction of two extremes, which are asserted to be equally incomprehensible and incognizable.”
“If they are utterly incognizable, how does Hamilton _know_ that they are contradictory?”
“Now, the context hardly allows of taking "the sea" here in its literal objective sense, requiring rather the interpretation that the natural sea symbolizes by its invisible depths the incognizable state of the dead before resurrection.”
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