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inconceivable
used in Atlas Shrugged

16 uses
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Definition
totally unlikely
  • Inconceivable, isn't it?
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (82% in)
  • No. It's inconceivable.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (82% in)
  • That the Quinn Ball Bearing Company should vanish from across the street had seemed inconceivable; he had known about Quinn's decision and had not believed it; or rather, he had believed it as he believed any words he heard or spoke: as sounds that bore no fixed relation to physical reality.
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (46% in)
  • Akston, I .... it's inconceivable, it's ....
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (88% in)
  • If you find it inconceivable that an invention of genius should be abandoned among ruins, and that a philosopher should wish to work as a cook in a diner-check your premises.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (89% in)
  • Some ruthless creature moved by some inconceivable purpose ....
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (44% in)
  • If that's what you trunk he's done, or if you think that he's told me some inconceivable revelation, then I can see how bewildering it would appear to you.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (63% in)
  • You, who've expended an inconceivable flow of energy, have been called a parasite.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (82% in)
  • He could not get rid of the impression, which he had kept receiving and rejecting for three months, that her vengeance was not a form of despair, as he had supposed-the impression, which he regarded as inconceivable, that she was enjoying it.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (14% in)
  • And this is what I find inconceivable: no matter what you've given up, so long as you chose to remain alive, how can you find any pleasure in spending a life as valuable as yours on running after cheap women and on an imbecile's idea of diversions?
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (80% in)
  • The meaning of the look on his face' was the same as the tone she had caught in Francisco's voice: the advance notice of some inconceivable disaster.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (58% in)
  • A month ago, he would have considered such an injustice inconceivable; today, he knew better.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (61% in)
  • No. I used to think that he gave them some inconceivable reason to make them betray everything they loved.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (34% in)
  • "For twelve years," she said softly, "I would have thought it inconceivable that there might come a day when I would have to beg your forgiveness on my knees.
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (16% in)
  • In some terms different from hers, in some inconceivable manner of consciousness, they knew all that she could tell them, it was useless to prove to them the irrational horror of their course and of its consequences, both Meigs and Taggart knew itand the secret of their consciousness was the means by which they escaped the finality of their knowledge, "I see," she said quietly.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (55% in)
  • He had been shaking with terror-yet she had caught a few glances thrown shrewdly at her face, which had seemed, inconceivably, to convey a touch of triumph.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (6% in)

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