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imperceptible
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

6 uses
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Definition
impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
  • Coictier tried to grin, shrugged his shoulders imperceptibly, and repeated in a low voice,— "A madman!"
    1.5.1 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 1 — Abbas Beati Martini (67% in)
  • Now, at the moment when the door had opened to admit the cardinal, the nine parts of self-esteem in Gringoire, swollen and expanded by the breath of popular admiration, were in a state of prodigious augmentation, beneath which disappeared, as though stifled, that imperceptible molecule of which we have just remarked upon in the constitution of poets; a precious ingredient, by the way, a ballast of reality and humanity, without which they would not touch the earth.
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (21% in)
  • There remains to-day but a very imperceptible vestige of the Place de Grève, such as it existed then; it consists in the charming little turret, which occupies the angle north of the Place, and which, already enshrouded in the ignoble plaster which fills with paste the delicate lines of its sculpture, would soon have disappeared, perhaps submerged by that flood of new houses which so rapidly devours all the ancient facades of Paris.
    1.2.2 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 2 — The Place de Greve (1% in)
  • You recollect with what amorous curiosity your thought and your gaze were riveted upon this little whirlwind, hissing and humming with wings of purple and azure, in the midst of which floated an imperceptible body, veiled by the very rapidity of its movement.
    1.2.7 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 7 — A Bridal Night (9% in)
  • The chill is almost imperceptible in the fifteenth century; the press is, as yet, too weak, and, at the most, draws from powerful architecture a superabundance of life.
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (62% in)
  • Between the faubourgs of the Temple and Saint Martin, about a hundred and sixty toises from the walls of Paris, a few bow shots from La Courtille, there was to be seen on the crest of a gentle, almost imperceptible eminence, but sufficiently elevated to be seen for several leagues round about, an edifice of strange form, bearing considerable resemblance to a Celtic cromlech, and where also human sacrifices were offered.
    2.11.4 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 4 — The Marriage of Quasimodo (17% in)

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