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inimitable

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Definition impossible to imitate
  • She said it in her inimitable style.
  • It's not a black lie, moreover, you know," the Countess inimitably added.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • He told it inimitably, but it was the story of a failure.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • He suddenly heard an echo of Captain Adolfsson's inimitable voice from winter manoeuvres at the infantry school in Kiruna.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • That two such masses should touch with inimitable delicacy prompted Alessandro to think of the sea and the shore.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The world of motor-cars and rural Deans receded inimitably.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Distracted from the road, Colin watched as she gave him the slightest version of her inimitable smile.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • From the point of view I speak of that would be fatal; I should kill the goose that supplies me with the material of my inimitable omelettes.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Now and again words issue of pure poetry: Nor will in fading silks compose, Faintly the inimitable rose.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • It was a Sunday night, the end of a three-day weekend for Daddy, a weekend which he had boozed away in his usual inimitable style.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Ambitious fool! with horny hoofs to pass O'er hollow arches of resounding brass, To rival thunder in its rapid course, And imitate inimitable force!
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • When he had been enlightened, he turned to Newman with an inimitable elderly grace.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • But the spirit and the movements were those inimitable and unteachable Russian ones that "Uncle" had expected of her.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • By the way, where is that inimitable wit?
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • From the point of view I speak of that would be fatal; I should kill the goose that supplies me with the material of my inimitable omelettes.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Our Agatha was inimitable, and the duke was thought very great by many.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Is not this room rich in specimens of your landscapes and flowers; and has not Mrs. Weston some inimitable figure-pieces in her drawing-room, at Randalls?
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • They both jumped at scuttling sounds, though the Spaniard made some inimitable Spanish noise that sounded as though it might have, before now, made rats go back.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • She said: "The seeress who brought you the legend, she gave it under the binding of karama and ijaz, the miracle and the inimitability of the prophecy—this I know.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And the way her mouth curled up on the right side all the time, like she was preparing to smirk, like she'd mastered the right half of the Mona Lisa's inimitable smile ....
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska

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