IMPALPABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IMPALPABLE
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 a.  difficult to perceive senses or mind
Classic Sentence:
1  He would fade into something impalpable under her eyes and then in a moment he would be transfigured.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
2  As he swept his long arms, as though brushing aside some impalpable obstacle, the wolves fell back and back further still.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
3  His own identity was fading out into a grey impalpable world: the solid world itself, which these dead had one time reared and lived in, was dissolving and dwindling.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE DEAD
4  He stood looking down on the sleeping face which seemed to lie like a delicate impalpable mask over the living lineaments he had known.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
5  If this be so, fancy the irresistibleness of that might, to which the most impalpable and destructive of all elements contributes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
6  I declined joining their breakfast, and, at the first gleam of dawn, took an opportunity of escaping into the free air, now clear, and still, and cold as impalpable ice.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
7  Of course that is something indefinable, impalpable, but it has never been so before, and that glance means a great deal, she thought.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 32
8  Met by this difficulty historians of that class devise some most obscure, impalpable, and general abstraction which can cover all conceivable occurrences, and declare this abstraction to be the aim of humanity's movement.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  The ash is so fine that it is impalpable to the touch but it can be seen as a fine layer covering the window ledge.
2  They have spent post-crisis years making cosmetic changes to their businesses, shedding units ranging from commodities and proprietary trading to subprime mortgage servicing where new regulatory burdens make business impalpable.