INSCRUTABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INSCRUTABLE
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inscrutable
 a.  impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Mr. Bounderby sat looking at her, as, with the points of a stiff, sharp pair of scissors, she picked out holes for some inscrutable ornamental purpose, in a piece of cambric.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
2  Clifford sat in the pale sun, with the light on his smooth, rather blond hair, his reddish full face inscrutable.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  And he became a soldier, inscrutable, only pale with annoyance.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
4  He sat square and well-groomed in his chair, his hair sleek and blond, and his face fresh, his blue eyes pale, and a little prominent, his expression inscrutable, but well-bred.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  But his face was inscrutable, under the heavy brows.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
6  Hilda fixed her sister with grey, inscrutable eyes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
7  For an hour or more he was at work, returning at last with his feet heavy with snow and his features as inscrutable as ever.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
8  But the moor with its mysteries and its strange inhabitants remains as inscrutable as ever.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
9  He is such an inscrutable fellow that I never quite know what to make of him.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
10  He is a quiet, inscrutable fellow; as most of those Indians are.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
11  And yet the motives of women are so inscrutable.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
12  For an hour she had watched Rhett hold the yarn Melanie was winding for knitting, had noted the blank inscrutable expression when Melanie talked at length and with pride of Ashley and his promotion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  He leaned back carelessly in his chair and looked into her tense face and his own dark face was inscrutable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  He looked at her oddly, still inscrutable and as she hurried on she could not tell if he were amused or repelled.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
15  Mammy, who was waiting just inside the door, gave her an inscrutable look and followed her, puffing, up the stairs to the bedroom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Example Sentence:
1  Her father, who flogs knackered cars, despises his solitary, inscrutable, intellectual child and insists that she join the family around the television.
2  Like Don Draper, TV's unflappable ad man, the universe is smooth, really smooth – and maddeningly inscrutable about its past.
3  Experienced poker players try to keep their expressions inscrutable, hiding their reactions to the cards behind a so-called "poker face."