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unsearchable

[uhn-sur-chuh-buh l] /ʌnˈsɜr tʃə bəl/
adjective
1.
not searchable; not lending itself to research or exploration; not to be understood by searching; hidden; unfathomable; mysterious:
the unsearchable ways of the universe.
Origin of unsearchable
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English unserchable. See un-1, searchable
Related forms
unsearchableness, noun
unsearchably, adverb
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  • May the unsearchable riches there are in Him be the daily supply for my every need.

    Holy in Christ Andrew Murray
  • There fell from him a Scripture expression, that "the hearts of kings are unsearchable."

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past tracing out!

    The Meaning of Faith Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • It gives us "unsearchable riches" in place of "dung and dross."

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • We read of the riches of his goodness, which are as unsearchable, as is his greatness.

  • What is the use of reading an "incomprehensible" and "unsearchable" book?

    The Bible Unveiled M. M. Mangasarian
  • How unsearchable are the judgments of God, and his ways past finding out!

  • They were talking of the mercies of God, and the unsearchable riches of his grace.

    The Annals of the Poor Legh Richmond
  • I looked into her unsearchable face, but could draw thence nothing but fear.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
Word Origin and History for unsearchable
adj.

late 14c.; see un- (1) "not" + search + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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