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- n. The condition of being unattainable
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being unattainable, or beyond reach.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being unattainable
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Desire also is stopped or abated by the opinion of the impossibility or unattainableness of the good proposed, as far as the uneasiness is cured or allayed by that consideration.
Thank you for your smiles, for your wandering eyes, for your surf static, for your unattainableness, for your encouragement, for your attraction, for every look you ever gave me and every time you ever thought about me.
Let us turn away from her, lest a touch too apt should compel her stately and cold and soft and womanly grace to gleam out upon my page with a strange repulsion and unattainableness in the very spell that made her beautiful.
His disappointment was so bitter now, his hopes of winning Crystal and glory had been so bright, that he found it quite impossible to go back to the hard facts of life -- to his own poverty and the unattainableness of Crystal de Cambray -- without making a great effort to win back what Victor de Marmont had just wrested from him.
It was the unattainableness of her, the impossibility of a fruition of love that slowly and surely removed her.
And Joan, who knew that her power now lay in her unattainableness, feigned a wavering reluctance, when in truth any surrender was impossible.
For to its other attractions the prospect added that of impossibility, of unattainableness.
Is Olivia's unattainableness the main source of her desirableness for him?
That is the proof of its divine origin -- its unattainableness.
Nay, do we not even often bewail the unattainableness of vain bubbles when it would be more seasonable to rejoice in the solid possessions with which we are blessed?