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Definition incapable of being perceived by the senses; or something that is hard to identify
  • that intangible thing—the soul
intangible = incapable of being perceived by the senses; or something that is hard to identify
  • an intangible feeling of impending disaster
  • It was a clear day, and yet there seemed an intangible pall over the face of things, a subtle gloom that made the day dark, and that was due to the absence of sun.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • intangible = something that is hard to identify
  • I feel an intangible sense of doom whenever he is in the room.
  • The first choice looks better on his product matrix, but I have an intangible sense that the second product will do better.
  • Because, so long as the evidence against him was vague and intangible, it was very hard to disprove.
    Christie, Agatha  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • They valued the company's intangible assets such as good will at over a million dollars.
  • The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening.
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
  • "They are a little intangible, sir," Thomson confessed, "but exceedingly important."
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Kingdom of the Blind
  • This was not a deliberately achieved concept; it came to her in the form of a faint and vaguely intangible repulsion.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure
  • Of late there had been other signs of her disfavour, as intangible but more disquieting.
    Wharton, Edith  --  Ethan Frome
  • I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible.
    Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
  • Great geniuses of every kind live on unseen, intangible ideas; they act without themselves knowing why.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • They chose to write-off the intangible assets.
  • After I got away, it was all too delicate, too intangible, to write about.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • He spoke of God reaching into the world through miracles and the intangible blessings that give men the strength to outlast their sorrows.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Pearl either saw and responded to her mother's feelings, or herself felt the remoteness and intangibility that had fallen around the minister.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He would let her see, all those six years of intangible ethereal courtship, how little care he had for anything but as it bore upon the consummation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • From that moment on, I felt about me and within my dark body an invisible, intangible swarming.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • It also gave me the first sure sign of how certain intangible barriers might be crossed.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar

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