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Word: ineffable

Definition: unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy


Sentences Containing 'ineffable'

Aside from those more obvious considerations touching Moby Dick, which could not but occasionally awaken in any man's soul some alarm, there was another thought, or rather vague, nameless horror concerning him, which at times by its intensity completely overpowered all the rest; and yet so mystical and well nigh ineffable was it, that I almost despair of putting it in a comprehensible form.
Here comes such a subtile and ineffable quality, for instance, as truth or justice, though the slightest amount or new variety of it, along the road.
Mercedes turned her eyes with an ineffable look towards heaven.
Morning to ye, shipmates, morning; the ineffable heavens bless ye; I'm sorry I stopped ye."
Morrel listened to catch the last sound of her dress brushing the branches, and of her footstep on the gravel, then raised his eyes with an ineffable smile of thankfulness to heaven for being permitted to be thus loved, and then also disappeared.
Noirtier regarded the lovers with a look of ineffable tenderness, while Barrois, who had remained in the room in the character of a man privileged to know everything that passed, smiled on the youthful couple as he wiped the perspiration from his bald forehead.
The baroness shrugged her shoulders with an air of ineffable contempt, while her husband, affecting not to observe this unconjugal gesture, turned towards Monte Cristo and said,``Upon my word, count, I am quite sorry not to have met you sooner.
They come from the silent and mystical tradition, from the unpublic and ineffable teaching".
To which supreme command and to what sort of ineffable order would his elimination from this luminous world have been an answer?
Will I, nill I, the ineffable thing has tied me to him; tows me with a cable I have no knife to cut.

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