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  • adj. That cannot be told; indefinable, indescribable or ineffable.

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

  • adj. defying expression or description


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  • And this was to say nothing of my one diarist's duty still undischarged: If I was snuffed out here and now who would tell the untellable tale?

    'The Last Werewolf'

  • That is the first step in telling our most important untellable truths.

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • Here are just a few examples of presently untellable truths:

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • The conservative message machine has so dominated political discourse that they have changed the meaning of words and made some truths untellable by political leaders in present discourse.

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • Such words have to be invented and will only come into common use when these presently untellable truths become commonplace truths.

    George Lakoff: Untellable Truths

  • The main differences between this world and ours are these (at a “guiding principles” level anyway, of course the differences would “really” occur as an untellable metastasization, a fractal expansion headed down an inescapable and unexplorable rabbit hole):

    October 2008

  • Martin Retsov shut his mouth on the untellable details, but they rolled on inexorably through his mind.

    The Elvis Latte

  • In their magnificent Spanish style uniforms there would come a time when they would be vilified as ‘untellable lackey-soldiers’, the hundred Swiss would march in front of the King with their fife and three drums.

    Drummers Fifers and Music of the Kings Guard

  • OpEdNews - Article: Sibel Edmonds Case: the untellable story of AIPAC

    Sibel Edmonds Case: the untellable story of AIPAC

  • Pitching headlong into this first descent of the journey, we struggle, we suffer untellable grief, but we also wake up -- we begin to see ourselves and our lives for what they are.

    Before We Can Rise Up, We Must Go Down and Through


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