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"This hand makes sounds incomparable to anything I’ve ever heard.
Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  not comparable; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared
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incomparable incomparably incomparability
Standard prefix:  in- at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in incorrect or independent. So, incomparable means not comparable.
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  • "This hand makes sounds incomparable to anything I’ve ever heard.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • A chorus of older women sang a spiritual with voices of ancient, incomparable sorrow.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • My eyes picked Karel immediately from the crowd in front of the church, dressed in top hat and tails as were all the male guests, but incomparably the handsomest there.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • As insistent in his ardor as his housekeeper, he was incomparably more awkward and his arms around her seemed multitudinous, like those of a huge mechanical fly.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • I dreaded my sessions with Dave, a twice-weekly ordeal not incomparable to dental surgery; I felt guilty for not liking him more since he made such an effort, always asking what movies I enjoyed, what books, burning me CDs, clipping articles from Game Pro he thought I’d be interested in—sometimes he even took me over to EJ’s Luncheonette for a hamburger —and yet whenever he started with the questions I froze stiff; as if I’d been pushed onstage in a play where I didn’t know the lines.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Many have suffered incomparably more, while very few on the plantations have suffered less, than himself.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I shall be incomparably beyond and above you all.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • An incomparable mind could not turn its ingenuity to the invention of melting ballrooms.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Beneath a veil of incomparable sweetness, he had something about him that suggested death and night.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And the dress was incomparable, so rich and handsome looking and yet so dignified!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • Her skin was admired for its velvety softness; her hands and arms were of surpassing beauty, all the poets of the time singing them as incomparable.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He had the most beautiful soul, more beautiful than his brilliant mind or his incomparable face or his glorious body.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The hotel was excellent–incomparably better, for example, than that horrible Aurora Bora Palace in which Lenina had suffered so much the previous summer.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Out of the corner of his eye Gatsby saw that the blocks of the sidewalks really formed a ladder and mounted to a secret place above the trees — he could climb to it, if he climbed alone, and once there he could suck on the pap of life, gulp down the incomparable milk of wonder.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • It opens in me again the wound of longing for one incomparable, ever in my mind- his fame all Hellas knows, and midland Argos.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • His body, bright brownish orange streaked with black vertical stripes, was incomparably beautiful, matched with a tailor’s eye for harmony by his pure white chest and underside and the black rings of his long tail.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He lied incomparably, but he didn’t reckon on his temperament.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • He looked correct, incomparably distinguished.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I know him not, but I have heard of him, A merchant of incomparable wealth.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Oh memory, mortal foe of my peace! why bring before me now the incomparable beauty of that adored enemy of mine?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • And second, my editor at the New Yorker, the incomparable Henry Finder, to whom I owe more than I can say.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But they paid him no heed: dark death-spirits led them on; and now the incomparable spearman Diomedes ripped them out of life and took their gear.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • In 1980, when Hall was nineteen, he joined an expedition that climbed the demanding North Ridge of Ama Dablam, a 22,294-foot peak of incomparable beauty fifteen miles south of Everest.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • This belief is not much help, I grant you, in producing casual unchastity; but it is an incomparable recipe for prolonged, "noble", romantic, tragic adulteries, ending, if all goes well, in murders and suicides.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • I’ll reveal to you the meaning of that incomparable expression as soon as you are kind enough to inform me why you are Ernest in town and Jack in the country.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • In that narrow chamber, surrounded by that sombre frame of hangings and woodwork, she was incomparably more beautiful and more radiant than on the public square.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • There the dust that saturates the air gives such rays the appearance of a luminous fog; but above water as well as underwater, shafts of electric light are transmitted with incomparable clarity.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • ’O incomparable centipede,’ he wrote, ’I am a devoted admirer of your exquisite dancing.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The sentence has a double truth, for it indicates not only Dante’s incomparable power to compel words to give out their full meaning, but also his invention of new uses for them, his employment of them in unusual significations or in forms hardly elsewhere to be found.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Venus rising from the foam could have presented no more entrancing a spectacle than Mrs. Pontellier, blazing with beauty and diamonds at the head of the board, while the other women were all of them youthful houris, possessed of incomparable charms.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • She was, every time she saw him, making the picture of him in her imagination (incomparably superior, impossible in reality) fit with him as he really was.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "He is—but you are incomparably more graceful, Sedley," Osborne added, laughing.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • nothing but an incomparable beauty which she lived behind, and could do nothing to disturb?
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Oh, she is such a lofty, incomparable creature!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The anguish of the honeymoon affected her much more than the social uproar caused by her marriage to the most incomparably elegant young man of the day.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I do not think he understands why, Harry, but then, he was in such a hurry to mutilate his own soul, he never paused to understand the incomparable power of a soul that is untarnished and whole.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • It may, therefore, be easily imagined there is no scarcity of guides at the Colosseum, that wonder of all ages, which Martial thus eulogizes: "Let Memphis cease to boast the barbarous miracles of her pyramids, and the wonders of Babylon be talked of no more among us; all must bow to the superiority of the gigantic labor of the Caesars, and the many voices of Fame spread far and wide the surpassing merits of this incomparable monument."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Secondly it was impossible, because to paralyze the momentum with which Napoleon’s army was retiring, incomparably greater forces than the Russians possessed would have been required.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • incomparably the bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • A world of incomparable refinements still lingered tremulously in porcelain and varnish, yielding an instant of emotion before its dissolution into purest thought.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • I just need few words with someone of the same social standing as myself and everything will be incomparably clearer, much clearer than a long conversation with these two can make it.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • A fragrance was diffused from it which Giovanni recognized as identical with that which he had attributed to Beatrice’s breath, but incomparably more powerful.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • Flora continued to fix me with her small mask of reprobation, and even at that minute I prayed God to forgive me for seeming to see that, as she stood there holding tight to our friend’s dress, her incomparable childish beauty had suddenly failed, had quite vanished.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • This was the ponderous challenge—and the incomparable excitement—of reaching a mass public in an age before television: a great roving road show that would personify the war’s realities and deliver them to Americans’ home precincts.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • She desired her own body, newly discovered, intimate and alien beyond all others, incomparably exciting.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Hastings passed both speed and malevolence down to his son Fair Play, who in turn bequeathed it to his incomparable son, Man o’ War.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Now this masque Was cried incomparable; and the ensuing night Made it a fool and beggar.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • As Dr. Jung has very wisely observed: The incomparably useful function of the dogmatic symbol [is that] it protects a person from a direct experience of God as long as he does not mischievously expose himself.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The experience of many individuals among us, who think it hardly worth the telling, would equal the vicissitudes of the Spaniard’s earlier life; while their ultimate success, or the point whither they tend, may be incomparably higher than any that a novelist would imagine for his hero.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Memory in these incomparable streets, in mosaics of pain andsweetness, was clear to me now, a unity at last.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
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