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Synonyms for unnameable

too sacred to be uttered

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And the more I get thinking about it and study, somehow my understanding of that mystery, that unnameable, unknowable, is in some way tied in with Jesus.
They recognize something unnameable in each other, an intoxicating cocktail of longing, mystery, and isolation.
Bewes traces Coetzee's engagement with shame from an overt grappling with something named to the appearance of shame as an unnameable principle of his writing and describes shame in Coetzee as "both obligatory and reprehensible, impossible and inevitable" (150)--this statement also demonstrates the style of Bewes' book.
She's a pioneer in feminist, gender and LGBT studies, a tenured professor at UC Santa Cruz, and her efforts to name the unnameable have entered the canon of cinema studies.
In Brooklyn, Unnameable Books is slated to open on Vanderbilt Avenue in Crown Heights within the next month.
He added: "There are always people wanting a session with me now but I sort of put my head down and make out I've got an unnameable disease.
Table 3 Stimulus Classes Designated for Each Stage in Experiment 1 Stage 1 Nameable and familiar stimuli with antecedent Set 1 Set 2 A1 A2 A3 A4 B1 B2 B3 B4 C1 C2 C3 C4 Stage 2 Unnameable and familiar stimuli with antecedent Set 3 Set 4 A5 A6 A7 A8 B5 B6 B7 B8 C5 C6 C7 C8 Stage 3 Unnameable and unfamiliar stimuli with antecedent Set 5 Set 6 A9 A10 A11 A12 B9 B10 B11 B12 C9 C10 C11 C12 Stage 4 Unnameable and unfamiliar stimuli with no antecedent Set 7 Set 8 A13 A14 A15 A16 B13 B14 B15 B16 C13 C14 C15 C16
Back to De Villiers, and something that a - sadly unnameable - member of the Bok coaching set-up mentioned to me the other day.
In reading these two extracts, we can imagine Pessoa situated on one side of the mirror--in the space of the empirical world, as it were--and Beckett's unnameable voice on the other--enclosed in the world of the mind and of the unconscious; and we can imagine, moreover, that their voices and terrains are being absurdly connected through a particular transforming gaze in the mirror.
He observes that vagueness, riddling, and "language [that] dwells obsessively on unnameable deeds" (179) pervade the play.
For all his strict maintenance of himself, what he loved most was wildness, the pure gifts of some unnameable indescribable God, whose force he experienced in what he took to be manifestations in poetry and his garden and the sweetest aspects of human beings, especially in the young and bewildered (like me).
Who, in fact, could succeed in excelling these unnameable moments
But in the end, our tasters found it thin, sweet and "lacking that unnameable nog essence.
The Truth has no place in the prior situation: under the terms that reigned prior to revelation, this is unintelligible, unnameable, unthinkable.