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  • adv. In an inexpressible manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an inexpressible manner or degree; unspeakably; unutterably.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an inexpressible manner or degree; unspeakably; unutterably: as, an inexpressibly dreary day.


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  • There was an old family Bible, a torn copy of 'Culpepper's' Herbal, 'the Homilies in inexpressibly greasy black calf, a book of songs, a volume called' Evelina, 'which seemed chiefly remarkable for dashes and notes of admiration, and – the book I chose.

    Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances

  • That ere young woman's woke up from her dream ", (he lengthened the word inexpressibly)" by this time, that she is.

    Rhoda Fleming — Volume 4

  • I am inexpressibly proud of you for taking this on, knowing your reluctance in the past.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  • Mercedes-Benz But with the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK redesign, the designers went in a very different direction, developing a car that echoes most of the cues, the proportions, and the ratios of Mercedes's bigger, more expensive, and inexpressibly more masculine convertible, the SL.

    Where Aggressive Meets Adorable

  • Their food, which consisted of tubers, bulbs, and fruits, was to me inexpressibly disagreeable, but nothing offended them so much as to show dislike to it.

    Of the Fungoid People « Unknowing

  • I was twice nocturnally in ancient public transportation with interior decoration that can only have drawn its inspiration from the interior of a coffin: dark, quilted material, gleaming metal trim, dim lights and eerie, and all of it inexpressibly shabby, like faded luxury all jerking around in the habitual patterns of traffic here as if undergoing an eternally incipient rigor mortis.

    A Cold Shower « Unknowing

  • While I can imagine that he might value his daughter's ridicule of the undignified and embarrassing aspects of his final illness as a farcical, tragicomic gag at his own expense, I believe that he would be "inexpressibly sad," a phrase he used, for the world to learn that he died unliked and unloved by one of his own children.

    A Roaring Literary Lion

  • The president was, he said, “inexpressibly shocked by the apparent reversal of this policy.”

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Its gaze was cold and calculating, inexpressibly cruel.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all, to keep alive in our hearts a sense of the inexpressibly human.

    Lori Day: Hope and Self-Loathing on the Blog Train


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