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unfathomableness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being unfathomable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unfathomable.

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Examples

  • The truth of an artwork is not its simple manifestation of meaning but rather the unfathomableness and depth of its meaning (PH 226).

    Gadamer's Aesthetics

  • The sea's unfathomableness would be an example of extended immensity in nature; uniform repetition of temporal intervals in music would be an example of an attempt to represent the experience of an extended immensity in art.

    Moses Mendelssohn

  • [528] _Altitudo animi_, the unfathomableness of a man's character and designs -- a character which shows nothing outwardly of what is going on within.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • As to her disposition, there is that queer unfathomableness which puzzles us, and we must admit we are unable to tell whether she is dreaming of harmony or mentally designing her next frock.

    Pine Needles, 1921.

  • It is a clumsy and crude metaphor or analogy drawn from the objective world and projected into that region of sheer unfathomableness which lies beyond human thought.

    The Complex Vision

  • Although the universe depends for its objective reality upon the vision of the immortals and incidentally upon all the visions of all the souls born into the world, it is not true to say that either the vision of the immortals or the visions of all souls, or even both of these together, exhaust the possibilities of the universe and sound the depths of its unfathomableness.

    The Complex Vision

  • The fact that man's apex-thought reveals the presence of an unending procession of living souls, each of whose creative energy moulds this mystery to its own vision, does not remove the unfathomableness of the world-stuff whereof they mould it.

    The Complex Vision

  • The merely logical conception of unity is misleading because the wavering mass of impression which makes up our life has a margin which recedes on every side into unfathomableness.

    The Complex Vision

  • As soon as the palpable unfathomableness of space is reduced to the barren notion of a mathematical "infinity" all the free and terrible beauty of life is lost.

    The Complex Vision

  • But as I have indicated again and again, no movement of human logic, no energy of human reason, can destroy the unfathomableness of Nature.

    The Complex Vision

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