Mr. James is at his best in exhibiting at once the intensity of her disgust and the intangibility of its provocation.
The intangibility of the quarrel was what made it hardest to bear.
The skeptic is resolute in unmasking the fraud, but finds himself balked by intangibility.
But the intangibility of wealth can be shown in yet another fashion.
The utter silence of the morning was ethereal in its intangibility.
It was the very subtlety and intangibility of "they" that made him uneasy, made him less sure of himself and his own ability.
Can anything more ludicrous be imagined than this scampering piece of intangibility?
Whenever that look appeared in her wild, bright, deeply black eyes, it invested them with a strange remoteness and intangibility.
Strange net-work of classes in a democratic country, of distinctions the more galling for their intangibility.
1630s, "incapable of being touched," from French intangible (c.1500) or directly from Medieval Latin intangibilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Late Latin tangibilis "that may be touched" (see tangible). Figurative sense of "that cannot be grasped by the mind" is from 1880. Noun meaning "anything intangible" is from 1914. Related: Intangibly.