Definitions

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  • adj. Impossible to sound; whose depth cannot be gauged.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not soundable; deep; profound; unfathomable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. too deep to determine the depth of

Etymologies

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un- +‎ soundable

Examples

  • Before undertaking to fathom with the plummet of logic the unsoundable mystery of foreknowledge, let us see what we can know through a return to the real nature of man as he is, and especially to the real nature of the new Adam who is Christ, the Son of

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • God fully revealed; that the Divine Spirit, incarnate in Him, comes upon men still and brings them into the bottomless, unsoundable deeps of Life with God, and makes it possible for them to attain a perfect life; that the Scriptures as outward and legal must be transcended, and that they must be spiritually discerned and experienced.

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • There shall be a depth of silence in thee, deeper than this sea, which is but ten miles deep: a silence unsoundable; known to God only.

    How to Succeed or, Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune

  • During the days that followed his arrival at Ronda and release from the prison there, Frederick Conyngham learnt much from his host and little of the man himself, for General Vincente had that in him with which no great leader in any walk of life can well dispense -- an unsoundable depth.

    In Kedar's Tents

  • It looks as if there were unsoundable depths in some places and shoals in others.

    Among the Forces

  • If we cannot solve the problems of the present existence of worlds, how little can we expect to fathom the unsoundable depths of their creation and development through ages measureless to man!

    Recreations in Astronomy With Directions for Practical Experiments and Telescopic Work

  • After a fearful progress across cracked rocks and bogs, past abysses of unsoundable depths -- on the very edges of which my mule maliciously walked as though to mark them out with her shoes -- we arrived, by an almost perpendicular descent, at the end of our journey.

    The Nabob

  • And again he exclaims – Mexicans! my heart feels itself wounded by the deepest grief, and all humanity shudders in contemplating the unsoundable chaos of evils in which the authors of this rebellion have sunk the incautious men whom they have seduced, in order to form with their dead bodies the bloody ladder which was to raise them to their aggrandizement!

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • Sea-king of all: A depth of Silence, deeper than the Sea; a Silence unsoundable; known to God only.

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • There shall be a depth of Silence in thee, deeper than this Sea, which is but ten miles deep: a Silence unsoundable; known to God only.

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

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