[ UK /ʌnnˈe‍ɪməbə‍l/ ]
  1. too sacred to be uttered
    the ineffable name of the Deity
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How To Use unnameable In A Sentence

  • Odorants classified as unnameable and nameable were rated as equally intense (t (9) = 0.76, p PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • USA Today congratulated it for ‘powerfully and palpably capturing the isolation, confusion and unnameable fears of childhood’.
  • Claustrophobia replaces openness as you experience the unnameable on a colossal scale. The Facelessness of Mass Destruction
  • Netherland recognizes the tenuous nature of a self, that "fine white thread running, through years and years," and Hans flirts with the possibility that language may not precisely describe the world ( "I was assaulted by the notion, arriving in the form of a terrifying stroke of consciousness, that substance — everything of so called concreteness — was indistinct from its unnameable opposite"). Part 2: Netherland, Lyrical Realism, and the flip flops of Zadie Smith
  • It can be "zany" or not (Beckett is zany in Waiting for Godot, not in How It Is or The Unnameable, but the effect is the same). Comedy in Literature
  • Although God Himself is absolutely unknowable and unnameable, the Tetragrammaton is His highest emanation in creation.
  • No, it's something more truly human-a hand outstretched to touch an unnameable thing.
  • But if Barbara causes Stephen to blush and long for something yet unnameable, he is also becoming aware of complicated adult relationships as he becomes drawn into the drama of Mrs Hayward's ‘secret missions’.
  • But in the flesh, when my friends and I caught them by mistake on fishing outings, they were alien and weird, unnameable things—snakes, maybe, or what?
  • Food wrappers, drink cans, discarded toys, plastic things and other unnameable objects occupy the full length of a couple of hundred yards of this quiet alternative to the noisy traffic-logged streets.
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