inscrutable


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incapable of being grasped by the intellect or understanding

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Unsmiling, his face was rather sad and absent in expression, not unlike the melancholy, inscrutable hero of Anne's own early dreams; but mirth and humor and charm lighted it up when he smiled.
Sabin's side, her hand lightly resting upon his, her dark eyes full of inscrutable tenderness, maddened him.
Among these correspondents are several daughters of general officers, long accustomed to every luxury of life (except spelling), who little thought, when their gallant fathers waged war in the Peninsula, that they would ever have to appeal to those whom Providence, in its inscrutable wisdom, has blessed with untold gold, and from among whom they select the name of Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire, for a maiden effort in this wise, understanding that he has such a heart as never was.
Dark and, so to speak, inscrutable spaces being met with in life there must be such places in any statement dealing with life.
Not till death--not after--not on judgment day when all shall be disclosed, thoughts and deeds, rewards and punishments, but the secret of hearts alone shall return, forever unknown, to the Inscrutable Creator of good and evil, to the Master of doubts and impulses.
The secret of hearts, too terrible for the timid eyes of men, shall return, veiled forever, to the Inscrutable Creator of good and evil, to the Master of doubts and impulses.
None; unless it avail him somewhat that he was broker, down by long and exquisite suffering; that his mind was darkened and confused by the very remorse which harrowed it; that, between fleeing as an avowed criminal, and remaining as a hypocrite, conscience might find it hard to strike the balance; that it was human to avoid the peril of death and infamy, and the inscrutable machinations of an enemy; that, finally, to this poor pilgrim, on his dreary and desert path, faint, sick, miserable, there appeared a glimpse of human affection and sympathy, a new life, and a true one, in exchange for the heavy doom which he was now expiating.
There is no life in thee, now, except that rocking life imparted by a gently rolling ship; by her, borrowed from the sea; by the sea, from the inscrutable tides of God.
He appears to be as inscrutable as he is inevitable, there in every major juncture in Israeli history yet never really familiar.
We're catching these foreigners up in their fiendishly inscrutable game, one day we'll get the hang of it and show them who's boss.
The Iranians are inscrutable and there is no single Iran in front of us," he said.
Mr Barme is also keen to show the Forbidden City's importance in creating an image of Chinese government - hidden, secretive and inscrutable.
She described Kat as "very fake" before adding: "What is it they say about these inscrutable Chinese?
THERE'S a black cat living across the way He sits in the window every day Watching the traffic and passers-by Nothing escapes his vigilant eye Silent, inscrutable, calm, unblinking No-one can ever tell what he's thinking Black cats are lucky, it's often said This one is - he's sleek and well-fed An unhurried and leisurely life he leads His owners provide him with all he needs No deadlines to meet, no appointments to keep He sits there contented and half asleep Then he stretches out lazily, turns around Slips back through the curtains without a sound.
Daring to experiment with format verse layout, Our Classical Heritage is a pastiche of images from American adolescence, brimming with energy and inscrutable panache.