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inexplicable
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
incapable of being explained or accounted for
  • Why the world was there and what men had come into existence for at all was as inexplicable as ever.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (48% in)
  • It was the first love letter he had ever written, and he was conscious of its tameness; he felt that he should say all sorts of vehement things, how he thought of her every minute of the day and how he longed to kiss her beautiful hands and how he trembled at the thought of her red lips, but some inexplicable modesty prevented him; and instead he told her of his new rooms and his office.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (26% in)
  • "It's so inexplicable.
    71-72 — Chapters 71-72 (41% in)
  • And then he told how a friend, his good taste did not suffer him more than to hint subtly who the friend was with such gracious fancies, had laid a laurel wreath on the dead poet's heart; and the beautiful dead hands had seemed to rest with a voluptuous passion upon Apollo's leaves, fragrant with the fragrance of art, and more green than jade brought by swart mariners from the manifold, inexplicable China.
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (53% in)
  • Lawson, troubled by a behaviour which seemed inexplicable, took his hand, and Philip quickly limped away.
    105-106 — Chapters 105-106 (55% in)
  • Philip's first impulse was to say that it had just happened, but then it would seem inexplicable if the sick man lingered for several hours.
    111-112 — Chapters 111-112 (48% in)

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