American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impossible to expiate or atone for: inexpiable crimes.
- adj. Obsolete Implacable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not to be expiated; admitting of no expiation or atonement: as, an inexpiable crime or offense.
- Not to be satisfied or appeased by expiation; implacable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Admitting of no expiation, atonement, or satisfaction.
- adj. Archaic Incapable of being mollified or appeased; relentless; implacable.
- adj. incapable of being atoned for
“For he now lived inside the words of Omar, the ghost's plaintive smile staved his soul of its inexpiable guilt.”
“Now, it required no conjurer to foresee, that should Francis commit this inexpiable crime of secretly allying himself with a”
“And to impress upon me that I had done nothing inexpiable.”
“A new Ahasuerus, cursed by inexpiable crime, yet sustained by a great purpose.”
“I had the power, if I could raise myself to will it, and yet again had not the power, for the weight of twenty Atlantics was upon me, or the oppression of inexpiable guilt.”
“The desperate squeakings about the old house on windy nights that to Anthony were burglars with revolvers ready in hand represented to Gloria the auras, evil and restive, of dead generations, expiating the inexpiable upon the ancient and romantic hearth.”
“They confess that the cause why they persecuted their brother was his having dreamed; as if truly this ass an inexpiable offense; but if they are indignant at his dreams, why do they not rather wage war with God?”
“And first, he reproves their ingratitude, because, when they had been so kindly received, they made the worst possible return; next, he contends that the crime was inexpiable, because they had stolen what was most valuable to him; namely, the cup in which he was accustomed both to drink and to divine.”
“Son, as to his distinct person, may be blasphemed; so it is said here expressly; -- and thereon it is added that the Holy Ghost also may be distinctly blasphemed, or be the immediate object of that sin which is declared to be inexpiable.”
“And who would not take this for an inexpiable crime in any, especially in him who has written so much of the nature and use of threatening under the gospel, and the fear that ought to be in generated by them in the hearts of men, as”
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