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impenetrableness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Impenetrability.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being impenetrable; impenetrability.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being impenetrable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand

Etymologies

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impenetrable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I had a tough time reading through your impenetrableness.

    High on Christology

  • The highest joy in this life she is not capable of: but then she saves herself many griefs, by her impenetrableness — yet, for ten times the pain that such a sensibility is attended with, would I not part with the pleasure it brings with it.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • This impenetrableness, my dear, is to be put among the shades in his character.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The steamers called eerily, out of the distance a heart-broken cry like no other thing on earth, suddenly near at hand a hoot terrific; but nothing was to be seen except rarely when out of the yellow impenetrableness a hull rose abruptly, a vague dark mass almost within touching distance.

    The Good Comrade

  • How can we other wise explain the settled, deliberate career of sin in which some men live -- the perfect impenetrableness of heart and conscience with which they hold out against all warnings, fears, and chastisements; as, for instance, in sensuality, falsehood, or pride?

    Sermons. Volume the Second.

  • If he speaks, he is guilty of a sort of libel on his brother-electors, who are hereby implicitly reproached by him for their impenetrableness and cowardice.

    Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries

  • The shades of October were far advanced, and she was still a prey to the cruel fluctuations of hope and disappointment that the uncertainty and impenetrableness of Mr. Willoughby subjected her to.

    Isabella. A Novel

  • His appearance and general behaviour might have strongly interested all persons in his favour; but the coldness of his address, and the impenetrableness of his sentiments, seemed to forbid those demonstrations of kindness to which one might otherwise have been prompted.

    Caleb Williams Or Things as They Are

  • I had no knowledge of this art; but neither custom, nor law, nor the impenetrableness of the mystery, required me to serve a seven years 'apprenticeship to it.

    Arthur Mervyn Or, Memoirs of the Year 1793

  • This impenetrableness, my dear, is to be put among the shades in his character.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 1

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