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unsearchableness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being unsearchable, or beyond the power of man to explore.

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Examples

  • But let us consider a few instances whereby appears what is the competency of human reason to fathom the Divine unsearchableness.

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • But if their government is the best and their religion the truest, then they pray that He may fortify them in it, and bring all the world both to the same rules of life, and to the same opinions concerning Himself; unless, according to the unsearchableness of

    Utopia

  • Here God delights to have the soul give up itself to a contented losing of all its reasonings, even in the infinite unsearchableness of his goodness and power.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • They are black or dark, because of their depth and unsearchableness, — as God is said to dwell in thick darkness; and curled or bushy, because of their exact interweavings, from his infinite wisdom.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • The ways of God in Nature, as in Providence, are not as _our_ ways; nor are the models that we frame any way commensurate to the vastness, profundity, and unsearchableness of His works, _which have

    Selections from Poe

  • Himself, unless, according to the unsearchableness of His mind, He is pleased with a variety of religions.

    Utopia

  • A more friendly position in reference to religion is taken by those who hold, not directly negative, but only decidedly sceptical views of the existence of God; who reduce the relative unsearchableness of God, which every religious standpoint admits, to an absolute unknowability; and who find the nature of religion either in a pious acknowledgment of this unknowability, or in a poetical substitute for the knowledge of God,

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

  • If Spencer had made this comparison, and drawn the conclusions which follow from it for the nature of the final cause of all things, the indiscernibleness of God would for him be reduced to an unsearchableness, the unknowable be changed into an unsearchable, and we could willingly acknowledge the humble modesty in regard to the infinity of the deity, which his philosophy requires, as a factor of all true religiousness.

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

  • Confessions of the greatness and unsearchableness of God, of God’s mercies in infancy and boyhood, and human wilfulness; of his own sins of idleness, abuse of his studies, and of God’s gifts up to his fifteenth year.

    The First Book

  • As in heathen times it was natural to think of extraordinary phenomena, such as thunder and lightning, as the work of gods rather than as arising from physical causes, so it is still to the religious mind to consider the bewilderments and entanglements which it has itself made as a proof of the unsearchableness of the Divine nature.

    Scripture and Truth: Dissertations by the Late Benjamin Jowett with Introduction by Lewis Campbell.

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