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ineffable

adjective amazing, astounding, awesome, beyond expression, beyond words, fearful, great, impossible to describe, impossible to express, inconceivable, incredible, incredibilis, indescribable, inexpressible, infandus, marvelous, miraculous, mysterious, nameless, not explainable, not exxressible, not to be spoken, overwhelming, sacred, staggering, strange, terrific, unable to be expressed, unable to be spoken, undefinable, unheard, unimaginable, unmentionable, unnamable, unpronounceable, untranslatable, unutterable
Associated concepts: ineffable accident
See also: mysterious, sacrosanct, undefinable
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The divine light is the condition of our knowing, but there is a gap between the operation of knowledge and its term, God, both because of human sin and because of divine ineffability.
In Dante, the ineffability and superhuman qualities of Beatrice are stressed.
Justice, however, shows that the "relevance of music to Hemingway's style, works, and life ranges from direct influence to the ineffability of the Zeitgeist" (193).
You read someone like Charles Wright, and what he mostly does is call attention to the ineffability that you can't know.
51) Therefore, while there is no need to establish the fact of the One's infinity, I will briefly discuss the nature of the One's perfection in order to combat the old charge that the One's ineffability and description as "beyond being" somehow implies that it is indeterminate or unreal and thus incapable of causing being.
These individuals report an alteration of their emotions, sense of significance, and a general sense of rejuvenation and ineffability.
Founded upon the gulf between God and humanity which finds its primary expression in the ineffability of the aesthetic; its natural medium is in the elevated strains of high liturgy, and its corollary effect is the elevation of the mediating institution which renders the gulf crossable.
Eliot, like other Modernist poets, does not recognize the work of certain World War I writers as poetry, The Waste Land suffers from the same affliction as the war poets: neither Eliot nor the war poets could voice their reaction to the Great War; more specifically, The Waste Land and trench poetry struggle with the ineffability of the age through fragmentary language and images of broken mouths.
Finally, the circular sitting pattern may be interpreted to oppose the many circular symbols which Dante employs, especially in Paradise, in his multiple attempts to describe the saints' perfection and the Trinity's ineffability and inscrutability.
Its ineffability is impermanent, its silence engenders narrative.
The total failure of the altruistic movement is fabricated on the basic ineffability of an existence beyond this one.
The MEQ assesses experiences of internal unity, external unity, transcendence of time and space, ineffability, paradoxicality, sacredness, noetic quality, and positive mood.