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impenetrable

Physics (of a body) incapable of occupying the same space as another body
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Vanborough looked back into the far corner of the room, in which the lawyer sat, impenetrably waiting for events.
His manner was quietly confidential when he spoke, impenetrably self-possessed when he was silent.
He ate his lunch impenetrably, sitting opposite Flora de Barral, and then, on some excuse, closeted himself with the woman whom little Fyne's charity described (with a slight hesitation of speech however) as his "Aunt.
His wife, who had sat impenetrably fanning herself up to this time, began to be alarmed, and attempted, quite uselessly, to quiet him.
What vile object he has in view I cannot still discover, but be the design what it may, invariable politeness towards myself, invariable humility towards Laura, and invariable suppression (at any cost) of Sir Percival's clumsy violence, have been the means he has resolutely and impenetrably used to get to his end ever since he set foot in this house.
He was strong in his integrity of a good detective, but he saw now that an impenetrably attentive reserve towards this incident would have served his reputation better.
He could not see it, the inside of the bunker coated with coal-dust being perfectly and impenetrably black; but he heard it sliding and clattering, and striking here and there, always in the neighbourhood of his head.
Occasionally, some of Scarlett's instruction threatened to become impenetrably British: "Make this look more dextrous," he told Gomes about a gesture.
But the procedures for doing so are impenetrably cumbersome, especially for those who lack education and connections.
That state of anarchy has been almost impenetrably complex, with a parade of civilian and militia leaders claiming to be Libya's salvation.
The story juxtaposes stubborn materiality, the present or 'actual day' which stands 'solidly and impenetrably there', with transcendence, the image of the past day 'bathed in the eternal' (CE, p.
It is just a clutch of privileged families that dominate the system impenetrably.