incapable of feeling

See: insensible
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Man in his savage state is incapable of feeling it.
were members of our lodge (a question to which I could not reply) and that according to my observation he is incapable of feeling respect for our holy order and is too preoccupied and satisfied with the outer man to desire spiritual improvement, I had no cause to doubt him, but he seemed to me insincere, and all the time I stood alone with him in the dark temple it seemed to me that he was smiling contemptuously at my words, and I wished really to stab his bare breast with the sword I held to it.
Having once made up his mind that he was happy in his love, that he sacrificed his ambition to it--having anyway taken up this position, Vronsky was incapable of feeling either envious of Serpuhovskoy or hurt with him for not coming first to him when he came to the regiment.
When suffering has reached a given point of intensity the nervous sensibility becomes incapable of feeling more.
Nor was Clifford incapable of feeling the sentiment of poetry,--not, perhaps, where it was highest or deepest, but where it was most flitting and ethereal.
I believe animals are incapable of feeling supernatural fright--if I have been rightly informed,--but at this moment there appeared to me to be something more than ordinary about Norma's terror, as though it must be supernatural; and as though she felt, just as I did myself, that this reptile was connected with some mysterious secret, some fatal omen.
The others saw that Azzam was incapable of feeling and expressing the suffering of Palestinian refugees because she had found herself a social status that cast her above the common refugee.
But Egypt probably doesn't like dancers : because, as we all know, dancers are immoral, inhuman husks, incapable of feeling respect for dead state leaders.
Somehow, amid this erratic roller-coaster of behavior, Gyllenhaal grounds Davis' wildly unraveling psyche, finding both the humor and heart in a man who admits to having spent the past 10 to 12 years incapable of feeling.
The long-standing view that animals are incapable of feeling love is challenged in a two-part BBC1 documentary starting today.
We end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor .
Yet when Liz first held her granddaughter Faith six years ago she was physically incapable of feeling her heart flutter with excitement.