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ineffable
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
something that cannot be put into words
  • Will I, nill I, the ineffable thing has tied me to him; tows me with a cable I have no knife to cut.
    Chapters 37-39 -- Sunset; Dusk; First Night-Watch (49% in)
  • Morning to ye, shipmates, morning; the ineffable heavens bless ye; I'm sorry I stopped ye."
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (24% in)
  • Aside from those more obvious considerations touching Moby Dick, which could not but occasionally awaken in any man's soul some alarm, there was another thought, or rather vague, nameless horror concerning him, which at times by its intensity completely overpowered all the rest; and yet so mystical and well nigh ineffable was it, that I almost despair of putting it in a comprehensible form.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (61% in)
  • It is an ineffably oozy, stringy affair, most frequently found in the tubs of sperm, after a prolonged squeezing, and subsequent decanting.
    Chapters 94-96 -- A Squeeze of the Hand; The Cassock; The Try-Works (25% in)

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