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  1. the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
  2. incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand
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How To Use impenetrability In A Sentence

  • Thus it was that the impenetrability, the mobility, the impulsive force of bodies, and the laws of motion and of gravitation, were discovered.
  • Finally, members of his administration coming from his Harvard alma mater will make fast and loyal friends - but friends like these tend to create a wall of impenetrability around their "leader" that could quickly insolate and misdirect him, undermining Obama's best intentions. Mario Almonte: Obama's Audacity of Hope Collides Head-On with Ill. Gov. Blagojevich's Audacity of Greed
  • The logical impenetrability of the administration's calculations at Camp David inevitably fuels speculation about the motivation for convening it.
  • If, by contrast, impenetrability, extension, and movability are deemed the basic traits of the concept of matter, then how can one know a priori that any object we might encounter in outer sense must behave in accordance with the laws that would govern matter so defined? Kant's Philosophy of Science
  • The tight wire mesh seems out of synch with the blocky wood décor typical of state parks, and I am puzzled by its impenetrability.
  • One might add other properties he accepted, such as homogeneity, immutability, and continuity, and probably impenetrability.
  • Until recently, botanists have met with similar impenetrability when asking these questions about orchids, the glamour queens of the plant kingdom.
  • In a subsequent paper, Pylyshyn (1978) introduced an important new argument against pictorialism, based on the concepts (which he introduced) of cognitive penetrability and impenetrability. His Name Was Do Re Mi
  • March 7, 2006, 8: 34 pm how to count cards when playing pocker says: how to count cards when playing pocker interstage concubine impenetrability manger browbeat The Volokh Conspiracy » Prude fact of the day:
  • The more, therefore, an aristocracy calls to its aid its innate forces, -- its impenetrability, its high spirit, its power of haughty resistance, -- to deal with an epoch of expansion, the graver is the danger, the greater the certainty of explosion, the surer the aristocracy's defeat; for it is trying to do violence to nature instead of working along with it. Culture and Anarchy
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