inexplicable

[ in-ek-spli-kuh-buhl, in-ik-splik-uh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF inexplicable
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By an inexplicable insight the child seemed to know that he was dying.

Yet something new, inexplicable, thwarted her and changed the simplicity of her passion.

Her anguish was redoubled by this mysterious and inexplicable struggle within her.

But that night, all at once, she felt her heart was softened by some inexplicable happiness.

This inexplicable mystery was revealed to Joseph in a dream.

He became an inexplicable creature; a breeched and booted Sphinx.

There was an inexplicable, unseen attraction calling me to you.

And he found in this discovery a confused, inexplicable joy.

He had a strange sense of fear that was inexplicable to him.

She checked her unbelief, an unbelief that had uplifted her from an inexplicable dismay.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French inexplicable or directly from Latin inexplicabilis "that cannot be unfolded or disentangled, very intricate," figuratively, "inexplicable," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + explicabilis "that may be explained" (see explicable). Related: Inexplicably.

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