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inconceivable
used in War and Peace

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Definition
totally unlikely
  • The happiness before him appeared so inconceivable that if only he could attain it, it would be the end of all things.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (35% in)
  • On the contrary he gazed joyfully, his eyes moist with tears, at this bright comet which, having traveled in its orbit with inconceivable velocity through immeasurable space, seemed suddenly—like an arrow piercing the earth—to remain fixed in a chosen spot, vigorously holding its tail erect, shining and displaying its white light amid countless other scintillating stars.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (**% in)
  • But as the moral activity is inconceivable without the physical, the cause of the event is neither in the one nor in the other but in the union of the two.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (89% in)
  • Speaking of the interaction of heat and electricity and of atoms, we cannot say why this occurs, and we say that it is so because it is inconceivable otherwise, because it must be so and that it is a law.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (89% in)
  • If the consciousness of freedom were not a separate and independent source of self-consciousness it would be subject to reasoning and to experience, but in fact such subjection does not exist and is inconceivable.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (90% in)

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