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[ UK /ɪnkˈɒnsə‍ʊləbə‍l/ ]
  1. sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    inconsolable when her son died
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How To Use inconsolable In A Sentence

  • When the tooth fairy stopped coming, I was inconsolable and the awful truth about Father Christmas was almost more than I could bear as a teenager.
  • People back at the apartment had tried to cheer him up, but he was inconsolable.
  • I got to the end of the set and sang ‘Dinner at Eight’ and I was just inconsolable.
  • The doll gives us no answer, clams up, refuses dialogue, cleaves to some inconsolable secret; eventually the child's frustration can take this maddening silence no more.
  • But former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, and her partner, Howard K. Stern have been described as inconsolable since her death. CNN Transcript Feb 16, 2007
  • The neighbourhood was chaos, mud and inconsolable grief.
  • It would also mean two weeks of unremitting toil, caring for an often inconsolable toddler who is likely to demand attention day and night for the duration of the illness.
  • Poor Beaucourt, he was "inconsolable" when he and Dickens finally parted three years afterwards -- for twice again did the latter occupy a house, but not this same house, on "the property. Life of Charles Dickens
  • Her grief-stricken sisters tried to help her but she was inconsolable.
  • She was inconsolable, hypersensitive to her loss and numb to the world.
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