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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNSPEAKABLE

He closed his great, bony fist in unspeakable agony at the thought.

The revulsion of feeling, the unspeakable horror, the remorse, was more than I could bear.

It is gone--but has left behind a sense of unspeakable desolation.

It is with unspeakable agony I feel all this; lower I cannot sink in misery.

I was, indeed, a spirit in prison; and unspeakable was my dumb and unmoving agony.

I have passed two years in this manner, yet their bitterness has been unspeakable.

I shuddered at the thought of renewing my unspeakable dismay.

It was all so wide, so vast, so dreadful in its unspeakable solitude.

These unspeakable scoundrels but demanded a constitution, as was promised them from the throne.

An unspeakable warmth began to flow through his heavy heart.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "inexpressible," from un- (1) "not" + speakable (see speak). Meaning "indescribably bad or wicked" is recorded from 1831. Related: Unspeakably.

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