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incommunicable

adjective be silent, confidential, immutable, inexpressible, keep quiet, keep silent, not speak, not speaking, not talking, silent, top-secret
See also: ineffable
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And sometimes it falls to a writer to seek to communicate the incommunicable.
The novel suggests that even death, that most incontestable phenomenon, may escape language, may be in some fundamental way incommunicable.
Nonetheless, as Esmail argues, both it and Dickens's portrayal of Sophy do indeed underscore Victorian fiction's severance of language from sign, which renders the deaf heroines' linguistic, but manual, expression incommunicable to readers.
One may lack the gift of belief himself, just as one may be tone-deaf, but it is unbecoming to deny a truth which is not less true for being incommunicable (PIPPARD 1988).
Fritscher "the large portrait of the father symbolizes that God who is much needed but absent and incommunicable.
Things tell us about the past in ways nearly incommunicable by words, a point reinforced by Smith's silver casting project.
The ways that community is aesthetically "non-relational" or incommunicable are fleshed out in the (by now) quite clear points that Derrida makes about deferral and alterity.
To Conrad, a form with incommunicable content is comparable to "a dying vibration of one immense jabber," the lingering tremor of a meaningless expression that will soon lapse into silence (57-8).
Between life back home and the trenches there must have been an unbridgeable gulf of burning tears, the blood of dead mates and of incommunicable agony.
At the end of the novel, Melmoth reveals that the incommunicable condition that he has been offering to "wretches in their fearful hour of extremity" is "the promise of deliverance and immunity" from their current problems on the "condition of their exchanging situations with [him]" (409).
What fails to take shape in his mouth, what's incommunicable forever, is the Christian significance of Gatsby's love.
As music teachers, we have the unique challenge of teaching something that most people believe is ineffable, incommunicable, and essentially mysterious.