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Mr. Spencer finds the basis of all religion in the inscrutableness of the Power which the universe manifests to us.

My wonder was excited by the inscrutableness of the cause, but my wonder was unmixed with sorrow or fear.

The inscrutableness however of the mystery they contained, did not suffice to overwhelm my courage.

Ah Cho pondered their inscrutableness as he sat in the court room waiting the judgment.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from Late Latin inscrutabilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + scrutabilis, from scrutari "examine, ransack" (see scrutiny). Related: Inscrutably.

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