Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That can not be paid: as, impayable debts or obligations.
  • Beyond payment; priceless.

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Examples

  • Another famous "impayable" was the coffin-cart man who came on occasions to drive the men to their last resting place.

    Fanny Goes to War

  • Both the Colonels tried to tell her; but it was the younger one with the moustache (the one who had said that Jimmy was _ "impayable" _) who satisfied her.

    The Belfry

  • I think the head must have belonged to some heathen - a Christian could not have looked so; then there was the editor of the 'Liverpool Times,' who read the 'Athenæum' with a grim, 'tomahawk look,' and there was a small specimen of Young England who talked incessantly in a way altogether 'impayable' till his uncle, a mild, elderly man, said: 'All peas grow above their sticks' - which set me off laughing till I had the comfort to see the Young England fairly out of countenance.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • “Non il est impayable,” the Countess said, turning to her husband.

    Resurrection

  • And the lean, iron-grey Colonel with the ferocious moustache remarked in an austere, guttural voice, "_Il est impayable -- lui! _"

    The Belfry

  • If you knew them, there was never a Pett that was not _impayable_.

    Lady Good-for-Nothing

  • The rector himself was _impayable_ in his songs, "Wink to me only," and "Tango -- Tangoing -- Tangone!"

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 4, 1914

  • It reads flat, but as she said it, it was impayable.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • "_Non il est impayable_," the Countess said, turning to her husband.

    Voskresenie. English

  • Arkady Pavlitch speaks in a soft, agreeable voice, with emphasis and, as it were, with satisfaction; he brings out each word through his handsome perfumed moustaches; he uses a good many French expressions too, such as: _Mais c'est impayable!

    A Sportsman's Sketches Works of Ivan Turgenev, Volume I

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