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ineffable
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Moby Dick
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  • Will I, nill I, the ineffable thing has tied me to him; tows me with a cable I have no knife to cut.
  • It is an ineffably oozy, stringy affair, most frequently found in the tubs of sperm, after a prolonged squeezing, and subsequent decanting.
  • Aside from those more obvious considerations touching Moby Dick, which could not but occasionally awaken in any man’s soul some alarm, there was another thought, or rather vague, nameless horror concerning him, which at times by its intensity completely overpowered all the rest; and yet so mystical and well nigh ineffable was it, that I almost despair of putting it in a comprehensible form.
  • Morning to ye, shipmates, morning; the ineffable heavens bless ye; I’m sorry I stopped ye."

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  • They were mystical experiences and were ineffable (incapable of being described in words).
    Religion - MSN Encarta  --  http://encarta.msn.com/text_761565187___0/Religion.html(retrieved 05/21/06)
  • She had been housed with the captain while the rest of them had gone on to entertain the commander; the doctor had reserved her, implying to the commander that she was not a virgin like the others, who would offer him the salubrious and then other ineffable effects of his taking their maidenhood, which to a soldier is like an amulet of life and rebirth.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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