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used in War and Peace

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  • This problem seemed to the ancients insoluble.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (0% in)
  • And Bilibin unwrinkled his temple, feeling that the dilemma was insoluble.
    Book Two — 1805 (58% in)
  • It was too dreadful to be under the burden of these insoluble problems, so he abandoned himself to any distraction in order to forget them.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (5% in)
  • In the morning, on an empty stomach, all the old questions appeared as insoluble and terrible as ever, and Pierre hastily picked up a book, and if anyone came to see him he was glad.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (6% in)
  • She was tormented by the insoluble question whether she loved Anatole or Prince Andrew.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (60% in)
  • A modern branch of mathematics having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion which used to appear insoluble.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (1% in)
  • ...of occupation, that is, of his way of life—now that that was so restricted—seemed to him such an easy matter that he forgot that a superfluity of the comforts of life destroys all joy in satisfying one's needs, while great freedom in the choice of occupation—such freedom as his wealth, his education, and his social position had given him in his own life—is just what makes the choice of occupation insolubly difficult and destroys the desire and possibility of having an occupation.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (61% in)
  • Yet one need only discard the study of the reports and general plans and consider the movement of those hundreds of thousands of men who took a direct part in the events, and all the questions that seemed insoluble easily and simply receive an immediate and certain solution.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (99% in)
  • The diplomatists think that their disagreements are the cause of this fresh pressure of natural forces; they anticipate war between their sovereigns; the position seems to them insoluble.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (42% in)
  • And so for history, the insoluble mystery presented by the incompatibility of free will and inevitability does not exist as it does for theology, ethics, and philosophy.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (92% in)

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