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This impalpable missive dated from seventeen days previously.

It was as though her face was covered by an impalpable grey mask.

He seemed to see Enid through some impalpable and yet impenetrable medium.

"Even now I don't believe in him," the impalpable legend ran.

He waited for the sun to pierce this impalpable fog, but waited in vain.

The only change was the impalpable one which occurs in a room when a clock stops.

The mist was all around and about him, creeping, impalpable, phantom-like.

There was only a wretched, impalpable condition to deal with.

The words were kind; yet it was not for their sake that Rickie plunged into the impalpable cloud.

But I chafed at the impalpable barrier which was always between us.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from French impalpable, from Medieval Latin impalpabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + palpabilis (see palpable). Figurative use from 1774. Related: Impalpably; impalpability.

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