INEXPLICABLE in a Sentence

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A large black ball, which at first seemed stationary, now began to move in a manner that to the latter was inexplicable.

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 Meanings and Examples of INEXPLICABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
inexplicable
 a.  not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Mr. Bumble's conduct on being left to himself, was rather inexplicable.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  This brutal preliminary seemed to shadow forth some strange and inexplicable horror in the background.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
3  The more I thought, the more extraordinary and inexplicable did it appear.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
4  There lies the inexplicable part of it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
5  It is really the most extraordinary and inexplicable business.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
6  Accustomed as I was to Holmes's curious faculties, this sudden intrusion into my most intimate thoughts was utterly inexplicable.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
7  That one dint in the short, green grass was the only material witness left of this inexplicable nocturnal flight.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
8  This was the telegram which you appear in some inexplicable way to have seen.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
9  All that passion meant to her was servitude to inexplicable male madness, unshared by females, a painful and embarrassing process that led inevitably to the still more painful process of childbirth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
10  In fact, I was so afraid of him that I was not game enough just then to address him, and demand a satisfactory answer concerning what seemed inexplicable in him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  At times there are gestures in it, which, though they would well grace the hand of man, remain wholly inexplicable.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
12  He soon fancied that inexplicable sounds arose from the place, though so indistinct and stolen, as to render not only their nature but even their existence uncertain.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 19
13  Alarmed at these suspicious and inexplicable movements, he was about to attempt the signal of the crows, when the rustling of leaves at hand drew his eyes in another direction.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21
14  Nothing could be distinguished but a dark mass of human forms tossed and involved in inexplicable confusion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 23
15  A large black ball, which at first seemed stationary, now began to move in a manner that to the latter was inexplicable.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24
Example Sentence:
1  For some inexplicable reason he gave up a fantastic job.
2  For some inexplicable reason, the investors decided to pull out.
3  For some inexplicable reason, he's decided to cancel the project.
4  This theory makes sense of an otherwise inexplicable phenomenon.
5  The miracle is an event inexplicable by the laws of nature.
6  If we were to crane our necks in the direction of every new massacre or every inexplicable act of human cruelty on the planet we would have lost our heads a long time ago.