incapable of feeling

See: insensible
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
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.
He writes: "Many of us have become incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people's pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all this were someone else's responsibility and not our own.
Did you think that my work output today wouldn't be affected by it because I'm incapable of feeling? Did you think that you are the first person in the world to think of such a "witty" insult?
The president and his men are incapable of feeling shame about shameful things.
His mission is to defend her from Renard, a killer obsessed with Elektra who is incapable of feeling physical pain.
Today, the routine we are living in is simply the post-disaster "every day." The disaster shed light on that basic truth: "today is a completely different day than yesterday." Taken earnestly, this would have normally made us incapable of feeling this sense of "everyday." Nevertheless, the society, as a whole in Japan, stubbornly insisted on the fictional reality that the "routine" was going on as usual, and that "yesterday was more or less like today, and tomorrow might as well be like today." That is surely because nobody in Japan would endure a world without an "every day." To begin with, we cannot clearly separate the "ordinary" from the "extraordinary." People wonder if they can live their life as though they do not even know what will happen tomorrow.
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.