insolvable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj insolvable not easily solved "an apparantly insolvable problem","public finance...had long presented problems unsolvable or at least unsolved"- C.L.Jones"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Insolvable Incapable of being paid or discharged, as debts.
    • Insolvable Not capable of being loosed or disentangled; inextricable. "Bands insolvable ."
    • Insolvable Not solvable; insoluble; admitting no solution or explanation; as, an insolvable problem or difficulty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • insolvable Not solvable; incapable of being solved or explained: as, an insolvable problem or difficulty.
    • insolvable Incapable of being paid or discharged.
    • insolvable Incapable of being loosed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Insolvable in-solv′a-bl not solvable.
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Usage

In literature:

It can be no consolation that all other towns would be alike insolvent.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Notour bankruptcy continues, in cases of sequestration, until the debtor has obtained his discharge and in other cases until insolvency ceases.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
So far as I can find out, he died insolvent.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Heredity thus becomes a convenient name by which to denominate the insolvable.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
They then begin to drift again into insolvency.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
A more liberal allowance than formerly is granted to the family from an insolvent estate.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
This apparently insolvable problem was solved by Watt in the most simple manner.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
To do that will only make him poor and insolvent.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
Teresa, I was insolvent.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And then they'd declare you insolvent, appoint Susan Walton receiver, and take the whole thing over!
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
We are threatened with national insolvency, and here is an infallible remedy ready to hand.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, June 2, 1920" by Various
This was the insolvable problem that now faced the first congress of the anarchists.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
But my business noo was to remedy, as far as possible, the mischief that had been done by the unfounded rumour o' oor insolvency.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III" by Various
As for her words, they were like her conduct, an insolvable mystery, for which he had no key.
"Hand and Ring" by Anna Katharine Green
Crumbs of comfort these, for the creditors of insolvent Spain.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
That he had died insolvent; and his large income ceasing with his life, his family were plunged into the utmost distress.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
We wonder if the Ipswich automaton would arrest an insolvent?
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
His father also had died, insolvent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Could we have swung through four years of Civil War, as we did, without famine or national insolvency?
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
There isn't one of them that isn't hopelessly insolvent.
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In poetry:

The freed Insolvent, with industrious hand,
Strives yet to satisfy the just demand:
Thus ruthless men, who wou'd his pow'rs restrain,
Oft what severity would lose, obtain.
"An Epistle Of The Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole" by Richard Savage
"In the matter of Treason the pig would appear
To have aided, but scarcely abetted:
While the charge of Insolvency fails, it is clear,
If you grant the plea 'never indebted.'
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Letters, letters, letters, letters!
Some that please and some that bore,
Some that threaten prison fetters
(Metaphorically, fetters
Such as bind insolvent debtors) -
Invitations by the score.
"Tempora Mutantur" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Well!--A year ago er better, a letter comes to hand
Astin' how I'd like to dicker fer some Illinois land--
"The feller that had owned it," it went ahead to state,
"Had jest deceased, insolvent, leavin' chance to speculate,"--
"Farmer Whipple--Bachelor" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Dewey & LeBoeuf is an insolvency test case for DIFC.
Eighteen percent of districts predict they will be educationally insolvent within two years, according to the survey.
Within four years, the survey found, half the districts in the state say they will be educationally insolvent .
The company filed for insolvency protection early last month.
BERLIN (AP) — The insolvency administrator for German news agency dapd says the group will lay off about a third of its staff to continue its news production and become profitable again from December onward.
Salt Lake City's Trolley Square is nearly insolvent .
A Watertown insurance company has been declared insolvent and placed into liquidation.
Reclamation demands should be made as soon as possible after a supplier learns of a customer's insolvency .
Is it too much to ask that he nationalize the insolvent banks and stop shoring up a bankrupt system.
The US banking system is close to being insolvent, and unless we want to become like Japan in the 1990s -- or the United States in the 1930s -- the only way to save it is to nationalize it.
Denair Unified School District got official notice today that it is on the brink of insolvency and could run out of cash by February.
The Postal Service on Thursday reported losing a record amount in a single year - $15.9 billion - putting it one step closer to insolvency.
Is the People's Bank of China Insolvent.
(AP) — A charity that takes care of 1,100 retired racehorses has been driven into insolvency and some of its animals have been neglected, are suffering and are underfed, the New York attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Government has to show it can handle major insolvencies.
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In science:

Yet, extending the results to higher dimensions seems insolvable.
Ground states versus low-temperature equilibria in random field Ising chains
One of the MVs was set to all-U , such that there were no insolvable instances.
Evolutionary Optimization in Code-Based Test Compression
This paper considers optimal control problem of a large insurance company under a fixed insolvency probability.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
In section 4 we give analysis on risk of stochastic control model treated in the present paper and study relationships among investment risk, underwriting risk and the insolvency probability.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
In the field of complex numbers it is well known fundamental Abel’s theorem about insolvability in radicals of general equation of n-th degree (n > 5).
On the solutions of the equation x^3+ax=b in Z*_3 with coefficients from Q_3
Nauk SSSR, Moscow, 1955 (Russian); English transl., On the algorithmic insolvability of the word problem in group theory, 1958.
Undecidable problems: a sampler
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