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unsusceptible of (something)

Not admitting, yielding readily to, or capable of something. I'm afraid the cancer has spread to his bones, so it has become unsusceptible of treatment. By the very nature of fiction, no novel is unsusceptible of unique and varying interpretations. I refuse to entertain such conspiracy theories that are unsusceptible of basic scientific evidence!
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It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies, could they be made to understand how little the heart of man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire; how little it is biased by the texture of their muslin, and how unsusceptible of peculiar tenderness towards the spotted, the sprigged, the mull, or the jackonet.
He was not unsusceptible of warm attachments in his later life, for when the good bachelor came to live with Mr Garland upon the clergyman's decease, he conceived a great friendship for him, and amiably submitted to be driven by his hands without the least resistance.
(9) The significant aspect of Hawthorne's reactions, however, is that he acknowledges the structure's architectural originality while simultaneously using it to define England and the English as inherently regressive: it is "unlike anything else in England: uncongenial with the English character, without privacy, destitute of mass, weight and shadow; unsusceptible of ivy, lichens, or any mellowness of age" (21:359).
Hamilton claims the executive power is necessarily broad and unsusceptible of enumeration.
(310) As Professor Michael Radelet has argued, the retributive "calculation" of just punishment for murder--or for any crime, for that matter--is unsusceptible of empirical calculation, unlike deterrence and incapacitation arguments.
On the other hand there are things--as we have already shown--which even if they belong to the same kind they are different by particularity; each copy is unique, unsusceptible of quantity.
of policy and expediency, are unsusceptible of judicial cognizance and
In short, the Immediate (and therefore in itself unsusceptible of mediation--the Unanalyzable, the Inexplicable, the Unintellectual) runs in a continuous stream through our lives; it is the sum total of consciousness, whose mediation, which is the continuity of it, is brought about by a real effective force behind consciousness" (Peirce 1955, pp.
Granting, of course, that the word "nature" is simply impossible: unsusceptible of definition, it includes man and woman in its purview and so excludes nothing men and women have ever done or thought.
In Rambler #125 Johnson exclaims: "Imagination, a licentious and vagrant faculty, unsusceptible of limitations, and impatient of restraint, has always endeavored to baffle the logician, to perplex the confines of distinction, and burst the enclosures of regularity" (YE 4:300).
"Neglect will plunge us into deeper degradation, and keep us groveling in the dust, while our enemies will rejoice and say, we do not believe they (colored people) have any minds; if they have, they are unsusceptible of improvement.
By removing the African man's humanity via imperialistic method--reducing him to an asexual mechanism--Marlow renders this relationship as unsusceptible of a sexual resonance:
Another version held that the well was fed by `a spring of fresh water, which is said to be unsusceptible of infection, even from poison': Anne Marie Du Bocage, Letters Concerning England, Holland, and Italy (London, 1770), i, 154.