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  • Simpson's on a field trip in Borneo for the summer, and because there's a question of communicable disease with this lizard, she asked our lab to take a took at it.†   (source)
  • Whereas the truths of science are communicable, being demonstrable hypotheses rationally founded on observable facts, ritual, mythology, and metaphysics are but guides to the brink of a transcendent illumination, the final step to which must be taken by each in his own silent experience.†   (source)
  • When an epidemic of mumps broke out in the school, Katie went into action against communicable diseases.†   (source)
  • So long as they subscribed to it completely, their happiness was his preoccupation, but at the first flicker of doubt as to its all-inclusiveness he evaporated before their eyes, leaving little communicable memory of what he had said or done.†   (source)
  • Once established before the grate, and consoling himself for the inadequacy of the dinner by the perfection of his cigar, Mr. Jackson became portentous and communicable.†   (source)
  • None of the English people knew of this, nor did the chauffeur; it was a racial secret communicable more by blood than speech.†   (source)
  • With a favor to ask we review our list of friends, do justice to their more amiable qualities, forgive their little offenses, and concerning each in turn, try to arrive at the conclusion that he will be eager to oblige us, our own eagerness to be obliged being as communicable as other warmth.†   (source)
  • He had really seen no communicable ground for suspecting any ususual feeling between Stephen and Maggie; his own reason told him so, and he wanted to go home at once that he might reflect coolly on these false images, till he had convinced himself of their nullity.†   (source)
  • A blessing beyond appreciation would be conferred upon mankind, if the tainted, in whose weakness or wickedness these virulent disorders are bred, could be instantly seized and placed in close confinement (not to say summarily smothered) before the poison is communicable.†   (source)
  • So I went on for some days cutting and hewing timber, and also studs and rafters, all with my narrow axe, not having many communicable or scholar-like thoughts, singing to myself,— Men say they know many things; But lo! they have taken wings— The arts and sciences, And a thousand appliances; The wind that blows Is all that any body knows.†   (source)
  • We could almost be called incommunicable, except we remained lucid; we got over what we felt, sensed and understood.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incommunicable means not and reverses the meaning of communicable. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life.†   (source)
  • She moved among her flowers with consummate natural fluidity, enjoying the incommunicable pleasures ofgrowing things with the patience and concentration of a watchmaker.†   (source)
  • It was not his incommunicable soul or his love for others or his social duty or any of the fraudulent sounds by which he had maintained his self-esteem: it was the lust to destroy whatever was living, for the sake of whatever was not.†   (source)
  • No matter what unintelligible causes he ascribes to his incommunicable feelings, whoever rejects reality rejects existence-and the feelings that move him from then on are hatred for all the values of man's life, and lust for all the evils that destroy it, A mystic relishes the spectacle of suffering, of poverty, subservience and terror; these give him a feeling of triumph, a proof of the defeat of rational reality.†   (source)
  • My wife, fresh from the beauty parlor, was unmarked by her three days of distress, and in the eyes of many seemed to outshine Julia, whose sadness had gone and been replaced by an incommunicable content and tranquility; incommunicable save to me; she and I, separated by the crowd, sat alone together close enwrapped, as we had lain in each other's arms the night before.†   (source)
  • In her dark womb we did not know our mother's face; from the prison of her flesh have we come into the unspeakable and incommunicable prison of this earth.†   (source)
  • Conway glanced at him in appreciation, and at Mallinson with some hint of reproof; but then abruptly he had the feeling that they were all acting on a vast stage, of whose background only he himself was conscious; and such knowledge, so incommunicable, made him suddenly want to be alone.†   (source)
  • And scarcely had she paused when again that terrible incommunicable pain swept through her, the pain that could not speak once to Uncle Pio and tell him of her love and just once offer her courage to Jaime in his sufferings.†   (source)
  • In his loneliness he would have yielded his spirit into bondage willingly if in exchange he might have had her love which so strangely he had forfeited, but he was unable to reveal to her the flowering ecstasies, the dark and incommunicable fantasies in which his life was bound.†   (source)
  • She had given a name to her widower-diplomat; she called him "Eustace," and from that moment he became a figure of fun to her, a little interior, incommunicable joke, so that when at last such a man did cross her path—though he was not a diplomat but a wistful major in the Life Guards—and fall in love with her and offer her just those gifts she had chosen, she sent him away moodier and more wistful than ever; for by that time she had met Rex Mottram.†   (source)
  • This doctrine of the incommunicability of the Truth which is beyond names and forms is basic to the great Oriental, as well as to the Platonic, traditions.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incommunicability means not and reverses the meaning of communicability. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • But they made no sound, and what I had almost remembered was uncommunicable forever.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in uncommunicable means not and reverses the meaning of communicable. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • The Sphinx is not so incommunicable.†   (source)
  • Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.†   (source)
  • Something, an incommunicable vastness of feeling, rose up into his eyes as a light and shone forth.†   (source)
  • What Dr. Reefy's "truths" may be we never know; Anderson simply persuades us that to this lonely old man they are utterly precious and thereby incommunicable, forming a kind of blurred moral signature.†   (source)
  • Ah, it was good to be young, to be radiant, to glow with the sense of slenderness, strength and elasticity, of well-poised lines and happy tints, to feel one's self lifted to a height apart by that incommunicable grace which is the bodily counterpart of genius!†   (source)
  • Those graces of an intimate sorrow, 'twas them that the phrase endeavoured to imitate, to create anew; and even their essence, for all that it consists in being incommunicable and in appearing trivial to everyone save him who has experience of them, the little phrase had captured, had rendered visible.†   (source)
  • The sentiment of the opening bars, their languor and supple movement, evoked the incommunicable emotion which had been the cause of all his day's unrest and of his impatient movement of a moment before.†   (source)
  • It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life.†   (source)
  • There was something irritating to her in the mute interrogation of Gerty's sympathy: she felt the real difficulties of her situation to be incommunicable to any one whose theory of values was so different from her own, and the restrictions of Gerty's life, which had once had the charm of contrast, now reminded her too painfully of the limits to which her own existence was shrinking.†   (source)
  • His throat worked spasmodically, but made no sound, while he struggled with all his body, convulsed with the effort to rid himself of the incommunicable something that strained for utterance.†   (source)
  • He had been annoyed out of all reason by the knowledge that they lay below him through the sick idle days—a burden incommunicable.†   (source)
  • Oh, thou foundling fire, thou hermit immemorial, thou too hast thy incommunicable riddle, thy unparticipated grief.†   (source)
  • Let the incommunicable objects of nature and the metaphysical isolation of man teach us independence.†   (source)
  • Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.†   (source)
  • The incommunicable trees begin to persuade us to live with them, and quit our life of solemn trifles.†   (source)
  • And how nobly it raises our conceit of the mighty, misty monster, to behold him solemnly sailing through a calm tropical sea; his vast, mild head overhung by a canopy of vapour, engendered by his incommunicable contemplations, and that vapour—as you will sometimes see it—glorified by a rainbow, as if Heaven itself had put its seal upon his thoughts.†   (source)
  • The word gentleman, which, like the word Christian, must hereafter characterize the present and the few preceding centuries, by the importance attached to it, is a homage to personal and incommunicable properties.†   (source)
  • For these are incommunicable, and inseparable.†   (source)
  • Yet what thou canst attain, which best may serve To glorify the Maker, and infer Thee also happier, shall not be withheld Thy hearing; such commission from above I have received, to answer thy desire Of knowledge within bounds; beyond, abstain To ask; nor let thine own inventions hope Things not revealed, which the invisible King, Only Omniscient, hath suppressed in night; To none communicable in Earth or Heaven: Enough is left besides to search and know.†   (source)
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