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inexplicable
used in In Cold Blood

3 uses
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Definition
incapable of being explained or accounted for
  • Then, with cord and adhesive tape supplied by the killer, Mr. Clutter bound and gagged his wife, bound his daughter (who, inexplicably, had not been gagged), and roped them to their beds.
    2 — Persons Unknown (6% in)
  • The second year of the marriage, Eveanna was born, and three years later, Beverly; after each confinement the young mother had experienced an inexplicable despondency-seizures of grief that sent her wandering from room to room in a hands wringing daze.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (34% in)
  • It was inexplicable, and he turned to leave, but he turned again and wandered toward the house-white and solid and spacious.
    3 — Answer (53% in)

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