Definitions

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  • adjective Difficult or impossible to analyze.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of unanalysable.

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  • adjective representing the furthest possible extent of analysis or division into parts

Etymologies

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un- +‎ analyzable

Examples

  • Anatomizing a temple, though, like interpreting a hieroglyph, risks missing the unanalyzable spirit of the thing, its beautiful and hazardous play in a time we can never know.

    Richard Bangs: Quest for the Lord of the Nile, Part III

  • Anatomizing a temple, though, like interpreting a hieroglyph, risks missing the unanalyzable spirit of the thing, its beautiful and hazardous play in a time we can never know.

    Richard Bangs: Quest for the Lord of the Nile, Part III

  • But over all and through all poured the flame of her -- the unanalyzable something that was fire and that was the soul of her, that lay mellow-warm or blazed in her eyes, that sprayed the cheeks of her, that distended the nostrils, that curled the lip, or, when the lip was in repose, that was still there in the lip, the lip palpitant with its presence.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • She refers to him a few other times in ways that imply she's somehow ambivalent -- as in her comment that "maybe he's unanalyzable."

    David Finkle: Elaine Stritch in the Stephen Sondheim Stretch

  • This occlusion at the very heart of things is the engine that produces the unanalyzable, unspeakable, enchanted thing called "Byronism" itself.

    Byron and Romantic Occidentalism

  • Completely unanalyzable and thus, if not bogus, certainly foreign just like its most direct comparison, Φuipa 'Phoibe', loaned from Doric Φοίβα.

    Is Etruscan muifu even a word?

  • Although Reid points to certain characteristics of memory (i.e., that the object must be in the past, that it provides immediate knowledge, that the thing remembered is distinct from the remembrance of it, etc), he seems to hold that it is in the end unanalyzable.

    Epistemological Problems of Memory

  • To call memory “unanalyzable” in the sense Reid has in mind is to say that it cannot be analyzed or reduced to component parts, at least not over and above its characterization as direct knowledge of the past.

    Epistemological Problems of Memory

  • So the most plausible interpretation is that memory is unanalyzable.

    Epistemological Problems of Memory

  • And possibly, successes of revivals -- new plays and tuners as well -- are, in the last analysis, unanalyzable, gorgeous flukes.

    David Finkle: Broadway Revivals Founder on Brighton Beach

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