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- adj. Intractable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not tractable; intractable.
- There was room among these hitherto untractable irregularities for the additional results of the theory. Difficult; rough.
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The Captain began to find he had a very untractable pupil to manage, when, while they were arguing together,
He begins to be timid, suspicious, and untractable, and I fear Jenny will soon bend her brows on him in vain.
“To which of those happy propositions is your Duke so much wedded that contradiction will make him unreasonable and untractable?”
He again abandoned the reins of his war horse, and wrung bitterly the hands, which his mail gloves rendered untractable.
It was the proudest and most untractable of the Jacobins who acclaimed Bonaparte with greatest energy when he suppressed all liberty and made his hand of iron severely felt.
Moreover, the problem of building satisfactory relativistic generalizations of these models has encountered serious mathematical difficulties due to the appearance of untractable divergences.
Besides, with all his respectful assiduities, it was easy to observe, (if it had not been his general character) that his temper is naturally haughty and violent; and I had seen too much of that untractable spirit in my brother to like it in one who hoped to be still more nearly related to me.
Sometimes, I've been able to appeal to untractable students in my paper comments by asking them to engage the rhetorical and analytical tools of their other courses or chosen discipline.
How come else the untractable zealots in different and opposite parties?
Each untractable soul at variance with fortune, wreaked her injuries on their own hearts: but Mr Cripse at last came down, and all our murmurs were hushed.
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