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inscrutable
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Heart of Darkness
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  • It came at the end of his speeches like a seal applied on the words to make the meaning of the commonest phrase appear absolutely inscrutable.
  • It was the stillness of an implacable force brooding over an inscrutable intention.
  • In the immutability of their surroundings the foreign shores, the foreign faces, the changing immensity of life, glide past, veiled not by a sense of mystery but by a slightly disdainful ignorance; for there is nothing mysterious to a seaman unless it be the sea itself, which is the mistress of his existence and as inscrutable as Destiny.
  • She stood looking at us without a stir and like the wilderness itself, with an air of brooding over an inscrutable purpose.

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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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