Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being impassible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The quality or condition of being impassible; insusceptibility of injury from external things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or condition of being impassible, in either sense of that word.
  • n. Synonyms Indifference, Insensibility, etc. See apathy.

Etymologies

impassable +‎ -ability (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In his sceptical doctrine he had, like his predecessors, a school with its succession of teachers; but the [358] world has remembered little more of him or them than two phrases 'suspense of judgment' -- this for the intellectual side of philosophy; 'impassibility' -- this for the moral.

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  • Indeed, the very "impassibility" of the God who does that is what reassures us that the effects of the Incarnation, Passion, and Resurrection of the divine person who became and is a man cannot be negated, that the Kingdom of Love is "an everlasting kingdom."

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  • The fact, or at least the legend, of Lee's "impassibility" was a big problem for the Union generals, until Grant came along and started winning battles.

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  • + The first is "impassibility", which shall place them beyond the reach of pain and inconvenience.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In this second situation the nature of risen bodies is highligh - ted: they cannot suffer pain or inconvenience of any kind: they are out of harm's reach; they have the gift of "impassibility" (cf.

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  • But, as D.E. Wickham wrote in a 1981 essay for the Charles Lamb Society, this strong protective ``impassibility'' deserted him after his disgrace.

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  • The words sent a chill of horror through Maitre Cruchot, who, notwithstanding his impassibility as a notary, felt the cold running down his spine as he thought that Grandet of Paris had possibly implored in vain the millions of Grandet of Saumur.

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  • Through young and eager, his face had already acquired the rigid brilliancy of tinned iron, one of the indispensable characteristics of diplomatists, which allows them to conceal their emotions and disguise their feelings, unless, indeed, this impassibility indicates an absence of all emotion and the death of every feeling.

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  • Meanwhile, the woman's temptation is to an artificial innocence; a secret envy of God's incorporeality and impassibility.

    Johann Georg Hamann

  • To illustrate Anselm's method, I shall examine his discussions of God's impassibility, timelessness, and simplicity.

    Saint Anselm

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