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inscrutable
used in The Age of Innocence

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Definition
impossible to understand — often when finding a person's facial expression or comments mysterious
  • The result, of course, was that the young girl who was the centre of this elaborate system of mystification remained the more inscrutable for her very frankness and assurance.
    Chapter 6 (32% in)
  • But, in the first place, New York was a metropolis, and perfectly aware that in metropolises it was "not the thing" to arrive early at the opera; and what was or was not "the thing" played a part as important in Newland Archer's New York as the inscrutable totem terrors that had ruled the destinies of his forefathers thousands of years ago.
    Chapter 1 (17% in)
  • But suddenly her look changed and deepened inscrutably.
    Chapter 16 (65% in)
  • If he could have got her in his arms again he might have swept away her arguments; but she still held him at a distance by something inscrutably aloof in her look and attitude, and by his own awed sense of her sincerity.
    Chapter 18 (86% in)

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