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With that he turned away and once again started inexplicably walking toward the wall.
James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  incapable of being explained or accounted for
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inexplicably inexplicable inexplicability
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Standard prefix:  in- at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in incorrect or independent. So, inexplicable means not explicable or not able to be explained.
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  • With that he turned away and once again started inexplicably walking toward the wall.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • For some inexplicable reason, those words popped into Thomas’s mind.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • "Just a precaution," he said inexplicably.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But when Marcia lifted her gaze in Sophia’s direction, Sophia inexplicably felt tears spring to her eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • If she were here, he would have her inexplicable conviction to cling to, her belief that he was intrinsically good, a belief that served as a fortress through which no doubt could travel.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Inexplicably, Hassan loves it here, and also we seem to have gotten jobs.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He just looked at me in that quiet sad way that made me inexplicably want to kneel at the foot of his chair and put my head in his lap.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • It was dark now, the night air cooling, but the campus was inexplicably warm, and illuminated by hundreds of torches bursting with amber light.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Emma made frequent and passionate arguments as to why I should stay, none of which acknowledged the life I would be abandoning (however meager it seemed), or how the sudden inexplicable disappearance of their only child might affect my parents, or the stifling suffocation that Emma herself had admitted feeling inside the loop.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Instead, we sat wretchedly nursing overpriced beers through extra innings as Martinez inexplicably stayed in and Red Sox Nation’s hopes and dreams collapsed with the team.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • Marsha could never quite get used to hearing women screaming and hollering inexplicably throughout the night in a crowded dorm.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • It was a most inexplicable object, and nothing I had ever heard of in my study of natural history seemed to fit it.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • She shrugged again, a silent comment about the inexplicable desires of the nobility.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • , and I realized that Corporal Endo, inexplicably, had begun to sprint back into the darkness of the jimgle.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I threw the discus, then stared in horror as a gust of wind made it veer, inexplicably, toward Hyacinthus’s handsome face.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • That was the real threat to be dealing with, not some mysterious, inexplicable evil Elena had mentioned.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • "It’s important because it’s inexplicable."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Why, even at the moment of his escape, must some inexplicable warning murmur in a distant region of his mind?
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • And if death, and sorrow, and the inexplicable joy that comes from triumph over death and sorrow, if these themes are predominant in my work, past and future, it is because they dominate my memory.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • Mrs. Brown dismissed school early one chilly day in March when the water pump inexplicably quit working.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • S/he develops behaviors or abilities that are inexplicable, dangerous, or cause you or others physical harm.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • There was something subtly and inexplicably wrong, and had I been able to use a turn of phrase current some years later, I might have said that Yetta’s house gave off bad vibrations.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Was there some inexplicable link between us that allowed it to happen?
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • What’s mysterious, ambiguous, inexplicable.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And there were truly inexplicable things.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Then, inexplicably, my palms begin to sweat.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • My shoes and undergarments are inexplicably unaffected.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Mother finds it inexplicable that I don’t want to watch my alma mater throw a ball around.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • He giggled as he elbowed Thomas in the ribs, a high-pitched snicker that inexplicably made Thomas like him more.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • But something inexplicable, beyond all practical considerations, was pushing him on.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • At a birthday party for a friend, he stumbled inexplicably.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Any sign of danger, a distant howl, the inexplicable break of a branch, sent me flying back to the fence at first.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • There was an inexplicable amount of dust everywhere, and the rooms were musty, as though they hadn’t been aired for many days.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • And miraculously — inexplicably — the snake slumped to the floor, docile as a thick, black garden hose, its eyes now on Harry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Hodge hesitated—only for a moment, but Clary saw it, and felt a small and inexplicable shiver of apprehension run up her spine.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Louie made a habit of sitting next to the mountainous shot putter Jack Torrance, who had an inexplicably tiny appetite.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • An inexplicable mirage was materializing near the center of the room.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • These doubts started when he suddenly, inexplicably, stopped raving about her cooking.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Wicksteed may then have come by and noticed this rod inexplicably moving through the air.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Mr. Bumble’s conduct on being left to himself, was rather inexplicable.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I would overtake high school in a matter of days, not years, or, inexplicably, earn an Oscar for Best Actress during my junior year.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • And that leaves me with the belief that miracles , no matter how inexplicable or unbelievable, are real and can occur Without regard to the natural order of things .
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • That seemed to me a rather curious and inexplicable fact, and I put it aside to think over.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The reason for this was inexplicable (unless he wished to show that he, too, could have an opinion), but he urged that at this point the army should unite and there await the enemy.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • So then it was her turn to talk, to try to explain what felt inexplicable.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • If there was no rain at all, there were freakish, inexplicable phenomena like the epidemic of diarrhea or the bomb line that moved.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But if it were inexplicable to me, the appearance of the chart was incredible to the surviving mutineers.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • His inexplicable debts were a byword in his circle; he was a debonair young man.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Big, sweaty bodies, two of whom were squashing her between them as the crowd came to an inexplicable stop.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
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