- adj. Not able to be reached or grasped.
- From un- + graspable. (Wiktionary)
“Akataleptos, 'ungraspable' is common to Basil and (probably) the Antiochene formula of 325; it appears also in the liturgy of Chrysostom, but – unsurprisingly – is absent from AC and Eunomius, both of which have serious theological objection to phrases suggesting that God is radically unknowable.”
“Very shrewd observations are to be found in his reviews, for instance his indication, in reviewing La Touche's _Fragoletta_, of that common fault of ambitious novels, a sort of woolly and "ungraspable" looseness of construction and story, which constantly bewilders the reader as to what is going on.”
“It is the interpretation that speaks to me about the ungraspable truth and beauty of this world.”
“Something to do with life itself, with the ungraspable passage of time, with the simple act of living.”
“It used to be translated as “vanity of vanities,” a beautifully resonant phrase, but one that misrepresents somewhat the Hebrew word hebel, which does not mean “vanity” in our sense, but rather anything fleeting and insubstantial, hence also, sometimes, ungraspable.”
“But the level of acclaim "1234" brought her proved "a smooth, ungraspable surface," she said recently in the courtyard of an East Village hotel.”
“Two and a half thousand years ago, the Buddha told us that everything is changing all the time, and if we want to be enlightened beings, we mustn't allow ourselves to be attached to anything other than that ungraspable emptiness that is the very ground of reality itself.”
“They skipped from Tacitus to Hippolyte Taine as if there was nothing in Tagore's collected works 28 thick books, even with his 2,500 songs published separately that ever had stuck in anyone's mind, or was so pithily expressed that it deserved to; as if what had come out of Tagore's pen was a kind of oriental ectoplasm, floating high above our materialist western heads, and ungraspable.”
“It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.”
“There are things in life we are powerless to control or change—“the ungraspable phantoms of life.””
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