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  • adj. Not masterable; that cannot be mastered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Incapable of being mastered or subdued.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That cannot be mastered or subdued.


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un- +‎ masterable


  • Ereignis is Dasein's irruption into being in its sheer unmasterable eventfulness, the incalculable happening of Dasein's disclosedness.


  • But how was it within the vail of the heart and teeming mind, where the currents and counter-currents of that subtle but powerful passion flow and clash unseen, often gaining their full height and unmasterable strength before any event shall occur to betray their existence to the public.

    Gaut Gurley

  • It is permanently unmasterable, and anyone who says otherwise is a crashing bore, a jaded pinhead.

    One Cosmos

  • Iowa Writers 'Workshop) –students who are similarly embarked (and most of them realize it) on what is probably an un-understandable and certainly an unmasterable endeavor.

    A conversation with Ethan Canin

  • Sharp focus gives way to the unbounded promise of an immensely open book, or the unmasterable field of vision that, for Lacan, "grasps me, solicits me at every moment, and makes of the landscape something other than a landscape, something other than what I have called a picture" (Four Fundamental

    The Ordinary Sky: Wordsworth, Blanchot, and the Writing of Disaster

  • But then, suddenly, she was forced to recognize that reality was "vast and chaotic and unmasterable.

    The New York Review of Books


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