from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being unreadable; illegibility.
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My romantic mind painted him dark and mysterious, with ebony eyes that, on occasion, flicked over me with maddening unreadableness.
He liked his clothes, his agnostic unreadableness, his social air.
There is a large class of men madly desirous to read cuneiform and runic inscriptions simply because of their unreadableness, adding to our compulsory stock of knowledge about the royal Smiths and Joneses of to-day much conjectural and conflicting information concerning their royal prototypes of an antiquity unknown, and, as we fondly hoped, unknowable.
It has sometimes seemed to me that the unreadableness of the older authors might be made the foundation of a philosophic system.
The essential unmarriageableness of the modern man and the unreadableness of his books are two facts that work very well together.
As he pursued his round the sense came upon him (as it does upon most of us in similar places) of the extreme unreadableness of a great portion of the collection.
Klopstock himself is rather remembered for what he was than what he is, -- an immortality of unreadableness; and we much doubt if many Germans put the "Oberon" in their trunks when they start on a journey.