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  • "Had you seen her this morning, Mary," he continued, "attending with such ineffable sweetness and patience to all the demands of her aunt’s stupidity, working with her, and for her, her colour beautifully heightened as she leant over the work, then returning to her seat to finish a note which she was previously engaged in writing for that stupid woman’s service, and all this with such unpretending gentleness, so much as if it were a matter of course that she was not to have a moment atů

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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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