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Definition impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
  • ...and he let the line slip down, down, down, unrolling off the first of the two reserve coils. As it went down, slipping lightly through the old man's fingers, he still could feel the great weight, though the pressure of his thumb and finger were almost imperceptible.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
imperceptible = impossible to feel
  • As imperceptibly as possible, Denny slid his phone from his pocket.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • His front wheel moved forward imperceptibly as he pushed on the pedals with his numb, exhausted legs.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • After the interview the Wennerström affair imperceptibly slipped from the financial section over to the desks of the crime reporters.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • She turned to walk around it, and almost imperceptibly her steps slowed.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Snowden rejected the aspirin with an almost imperceptible shake of his head.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • A faint, almost imperceptible smile crossed his lips.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • I was experiencing, he said, a series of tiny, nearly imperceptible strokes.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He scooted imperceptibly closer on the couch.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • My head dangles, my eyes are open but unfocused, my breathing imperceptible.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • My Dog-man imperceptibly slipped back to the dog again; day by day he became dumb, quadrupedal, hairy.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • She hesitated, then nodded almost imperceptibly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Levana's lips were pinched, her face static but for the slow drawing back of her ears, the almost imperceptible clenching of her jaw.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • And, for the first time, some of the bright glow which had enveloped him since the first day she fell in love with him began to fade imperceptibly.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "Well, she does it so imperceptibly that I don't think I shall mind much.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • It crept almost imperceptibly upon my senses.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • She could not go back to count the innumerable, imperceptible steps of her undoing.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Was it coincidence that joy and power imperceptibly drained from my ministry?
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Year followed year; chapter succeeded chapter; steadily, imperceptibly, time was passing away.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • It became a race then, with the couple of miles between fugitives and pursuers only imperceptibly lessened.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail

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