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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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8220;I'm ineffably proud of my sister and am excited to be a part of this event and to play for the occasion,” said William Miehe, who was diagnosed with TS, OCD and ADD in third grade.
The two authors interpret Rome somewhat differently, and on the point of the author's loss of control, Gogol never relinquishes his desire to control what he deems rightfully his, but Hawthorne is wearily resigned: "In a world flooded with pictures and texts, Hawthorne must hope that something ineffably sublime is hiding behind these ever-proliferating images and words, something that cannot be affected by material excess" (260).
And Mortensen's Freud, a sardonic, ineffably sinister presence who rarely raises his voice above a silky-smooth purr, calmly steals the picture; following the thesp's terrific work in "A History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises," his third collaboration with Cronenberg has resulted in something no less distinctive.
Deb's portrait is measured, completely serious, and as the Fitzgerald reference suggests, ineffably sad.
Thanks ineffably to the group of Southerners at the University of Juba for a magnificent job.
The Doctor, inevitably, warned that the minimiser was dangerous, and that Vorgenson had been duped into inventing it by some superior and ineffably evil power.
For example, the Preface, or opening of the Eucharistic Prayer, of the Assumption says of Mary's delivery of Jesus: "She brought forth ineffably your incarnate Son.
Indeed, perhaps God does exist, transcending ineffably the conflict between subjectivity and omniscience, but no computer could ever dream of proving the proposition, as the novel demonstrates.
Yet Kraftwerk Inc, that fag-butt of Philip Morris, is ineffably more awful, with its aerosol cheese, nuclear bunker macarone and iridescent desserts.
By the time Harris was finally able to visit his neighborhood in Lodz he found the community ineffably changed.
If youAAEve spent much time in a Boxster, Cayman or 911 Carrera, new or old, you know the feeling of these cars: cold-rolled and heat-tempered, hard and light, nap of the Earth, edgy and reactive, ineffably masculine, a disposition that is to other sports cars what Dexedrine is to Geritol.
But ineffably cool Sweden is, of course, far too classy for tasteless novelties.