inconceivably

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv inconceivably to an inconceivable degree "inconceivably small"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inconceivably In an inconceivable manner; beyond the power of conception.
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
  • Andre Maurois
    Andre%20Maurois
    “A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.”
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph%20Conrad
    “There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.”
  • W. S. Gilbert
    W.%20S.%20Gilbert
    “My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.”

Usage

In literature:

A devil with merely local powers like a parish vestry would be too inconceivable a thing.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Then an inconceivable drumming beat on his ear.
"The Return" by Walter de la Mare
Here Torres, with crossed arms, gave the whole family a look of inconceivable insolence.
"Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon" by Jules Verne
Of rites of inconceivable horror in the fastnesses of Patagonia.
"The Lady of the Shroud" by Bram Stoker
It gives me an inconceivable advantage.
"The Facts Concerning The Recent Carnival Of Crime In Connecticut" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The different effects of the same things, said or done, when accompanied or abandoned by them, is almost inconceivable.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
Then suddenly they were among the pines, and the air was cool, the vista dim, and the bird songs inconceivably far away.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
Some truths are mimed up with an inconceivable mass of falsehoods.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Her hand began to tremble on my arm with some sudden agitation, inconceivable to me.
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
I passed four days at his country-seat, in a state of inconceivable exasperation.
"The Widow Lerouge" by Emile Gaboriau
The movement that it produced at Court was inconceivable.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
By inconceivable care and vigilance, she saved my life; and I am convinced she alone could have done this.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
What, inconceivably, was it like?
"The Golden Bowl" by Henry James
One has no rules beforehand for inconceivable situations.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Annie was almost inconceivably a child, much more of a child than Maida or Adelaide Edes.
"The Butterfly House" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The distress they are in is inconceivable.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
It was inconceivable to Claire that Winn didn't, as a rule, remember his wife.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
How anything except army ants could emerge alive from such a sinister swarm was inconceivable.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
This kind of fever has at times risen to a degree inconceivable.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
It was inconceivable that Patricia Dale should thus die.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
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In poetry:

There is a might inspiring
Each consecrated word,
That speaks the inconceivable
And holy will of God.
"The Prayer" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Whence from the trivial flux of Things,
Rise inconceived miscarryings,
Outrageous but immortal, shown,
Of Her great love, to me alone…
"The Playmate" by Rudyard Kipling
From that inconceivable height----
O inward eyes that saw and ears that heard,
Spiritual swift wings that stirred
In that warm-flushing air and unendurable light;
"The Fall" by John Freeman
Inconceivable Nature! these, thy inert creatures,
With their sphinx-like stature, are of man the teachers;
Silent, secret, passive, endless as the ages,
'Gainst their forces massive fruitlessly he rages.
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor
I want the fine, kindling wine-sap of spring,
gold, and of inconceivably fine, quintessential brightness,
rare almost as beams, yet overwhelmingly potent,
strong like the greatest force of world-balancing.
"Craving For Spring" by D H Lawrence

In news:

It seems almost inconceivable that Philly's supernova celeb chef, Jose Garces, has yet to tally a four-bell restaurant.
Along with accusations of bigotry, the organization's attorney addresses the issue of Nazanin Boniadi, saying it is inconceivable that Tom Cruise would have trouble getting a girlfriend.
Miller's notion that DDT can be applied "carefully and sparingly" to fight mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects is inconceivable.
An Elmhurst woman who drugged her young son reportedly in an attempt to kill him was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by DuPage County judge who said he found her actions almost inconceivable.
The fertility clinic they had used had made an all but inconceivable mistake and had implanted another couple's embryos into Carolyn.
Going on the heat Fishbone delivered to Putnam Den on July 5, it's almost inconceivable to think that these guys have been at it since 1979.
Inconceivable says writer William Goldman.
On BET 'public service' spot, Eddie Bernice Johnson says GOP's opposition to ObamaCare is ' inconceivable .
Inconceivable and Inevitable The Five-Point-Palm Exploding-Heart Technique is just the start of what's in store for you chumps.
For those who thought a 'Princess Bride' reunion was inconceivable , think again.
Sources Say It's ' Inconceivable ' That Chanel Isn't Thinking About Karl Lagerfeld's Succession.
Cuts to higher ed are ' inconceivable '.
The Almost Inconceivable , But Don't Be Intimidated.
Inconceivable , you say.
The cruel inconceivability of a silent god.
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In science:

It is not inconceivable than that the lower part of the reconnected tube (with the larger fraction of the flux) which is rooted to the overshoot layer, sinks back into the overshoot layer.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
It is inconceivable to design a modern operating system or compiler if this fundamental requirement is not met.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
The modern world is inconceivable without it.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
Let us immediately add that we find it not at all inconceivable that there is some easy way around this problem, allowing to apply the techniques used for the spectral analysis of H to determine the asymptotics of (1.1).
Approach to ground state and time-independent photon bound for massless spin-boson models
Quantum information processing (QIP) is set to change computation and communication in a way inconceivable by our classical perceptions.
Superposition and Entanglement: Pillars of Quantum Information Processing
It is inconceivable that they did not make some adjustments for CTE, else, going by the size of corrections in (Dolphin 2002), the scatter in their data from one method to another should have been much larger.
Cepheid Distances to SNe Ia Host Galaxies based on a Revised Photometric Zero-Point of the HST-WFPC2 and New P-L Relations and Metallicity Corrections
For the former this assumption is a cornerstone of the scientific method (and alternatives are virtually inconceivable), but for the latter it is an assumption with no real justification.
New Constraints on variations of the fine structure constant from CMB anisotropies
This is a possibility which is presently beyond our reach, but intriguingly it is not inconceivable for a not-so-distant future.
Testing quantum-spacetime relativity with gamma-ray telescopes
It is almost inconceivable that pure formal reasoning can produce a valid prediction about the behavior of a physical device.
Informal Control code logic
So that before the big bang there was a "no time" or a "no space" is inconceivable for an objective reality.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
Unfortunately, this observable is nigh-on impossible to compute in practice: not only is our modelling of the matrix element (for either signal or background) and detector response insufficient, but also the computational effort required to carry out such an analysis at the LHC is inconceivable.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
This is an adequate assumption for cases in which bursts are produced by an (inconceivable) mechanism which does not involve cometary collisions (e.g., collisions with other ob jects or internal processes).
Do Observations Exclude Gamma-ray Bursts Originating In the Oort Cloud Of Comets?
Subluminal bubbles are still an open possibility, and it is not inconceivable that microscopic ones might even occur naturally.
On the (im)possibility of warp bubbles
Thus it is not inconceivable, that while the mass scale at the brane with positive tension is 1019 GeV, due to the exponential suppression it might be a few TeV on the brane with negative tension, thereby possibly solving the hierarchy problem [4, 7].
Brane Junctions in the Randall-Sundrum Scenario
Thus it is not inconceivable that their interactions with the angles lead to a situation qualitatively different from the usual considerations.
Brane Junctions in the Randall-Sundrum Scenario
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