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inscrutable
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • And then the flash of intelligence was gone, and O’Brien’s face was as inscrutable as everybody else’s.
  • His face remained completely inscrutable.
  • It was curious how that beetle-like type proliferated in the Ministries: little dumpy men, growing stout very early in life, with short legs, swift scuttling movements, and fat inscrutable faces with very small eyes.
  • It was not easy to preserve inscrutability when you did not know what your face looked like.

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  • The computer gave some inscrutable error message I can’t remember.
  • She was inscrutable.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage

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