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unthinkableness

Definitions

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  • n. The property of being unthinkable.

Etymologies

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unthinkable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • How easy it is to see the unthinkableness of discriminating based on race.

    Amy Goldwasser: Red the Book: The Interracial Generation, Part III

  • Accustomed to the use of power by centuries of political experience, the magisterium found it natural to use power to suppress and thus negate the existence of an intellectual upheaval which was evident disproof of the fundamental premiss of its life: the unthinkableness of an alternative cosmology and another language of theological and philosophical discourse for any man shaped in its ways.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • President Eisenhower and Sir Winston have made speeches in recent weeks stressing the impossibility and unthinkableness of total war in the hydrogen age, on the necessity of finding a modus vivendi with the Soviets while not relaxing our own armed vigilance -- speeches so similar that they might have been written by each other.

    The United States and Co-Existence

  • With a gay little laugh in which was shrewd knowledge of the unthinkableness of certain indulgences, the child slipped one arm through her father's and another through Van Landing's, and with a happy skip led the way down the poorly lighted street.

    How It Happened

  • To particles of matter so small that they can no longer be divided or made smaller, the impossible feat of each going through the centre of another, or of each enveloping the other, might be affirmed of them without adding to their unthinkableness.

    The Breath of Life

  • RandyG on Aug 8, 2008 this is the movie ive been waiting all my life for. prom+zombies = unthinkableness twispious on Aug 8, 2008 oh a note: there is a musical show called 'Zombie Prom.' don't ever be apart of the making of it. however, it can be fun to watch. but on that note, i think this movie will be much better than that. dave13 on Aug 8, 2008

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  • Florence and I delight in him -- he comes again next week if possible -- but we cannot convey to him the unthinkableness of leaving .... "

    Greener Than You Think

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