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namable

[ney-muh-buh l] /ˈneɪ mə bəl/
adjective
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Related forms
unnamable, adjective
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  • The indolent habits, the unnamable tastes, have demoralized and unmothered the creature.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • “Below” meant down the river and beyond, an unnamable region.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • Calm and cold he sat on his unnamable, agitating his beard, looking at me and at times closing his eyes.

  • There was an unnamable something about him that eluded her mental grasp.

    The Gray Phantom Herman Landon
  • But I may not speak of what was at the other end of the bridge, nor of the unnamable things that I saw—and did!

    The Secret of Kralitz Henry Kuttner
  • The TAO (§ 1) is the unnamable, and is the origin of heaven and earth.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • Crimes of unnamable character are recited at length in the Holy Book.

  • But I saw it coming, the whole damnable, unnamable awfulness of it; but I refused to think about the future.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • Horror, hot and cold, came over her, and filled her with unnamable dismay.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann

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