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  • adj. inconsolable

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Un-consoled; disconsolate.


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  • An hour before, Aunt Melissa had tiptoed in to see her darling; the finger-tips seemed cold in her excited palm, the nails looked bluish to her dreading eyes, and she retreated to the back porch-steps, threw her apron over her head and sat weaving to and fro, inconsolate; nor would she look up even when the big motor panted into sight out of a cloud of dust, and stopped.

    Our Nervous Friends — Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness

  • The inner life is a place of dereliction, a no-man's-land, inconsolate, weird.

    Terrapin Station

  • Mom has always been an emotional powder keg and sadly several of my earliest memories of my mother are of her crying, inconsolate on the couch over some perceived slight from my father.

    Serendip's Exchange -

  • ; but instead a world where some weep inconsolate tears and others dance to a light-hearted musical.

    Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - Nobel Lecture

  • "Real Education" forcefully argues that we are not merely wasting large amounts of money, we are not merely ignoring the reality of what social science has to teach us about education, we are not merely doing poorly at preparing our children for the future, but we are also making both low-ability and high-ability children unhappy (miserable, inconsolate) by pretending that the former can be force fed intelligence while ignoring the latter's insatiable need for guided knowledge.



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