Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

That can not be felt; ground to utmost fineness.

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Usage examples "impalpable":

  1. Clouds of black impalpable dust rose as they rode along. - "On the Pampas", G. A. Henty.
  2. There were hundreds of sovereign states over all of which floated the shadowy and impalpable authority of an Imperial crown scarcely fixed on the head of any one of the rival brethren and cousins; there was a confederation of Protestants, with the keen- sighted and ambitious Christian of Anhalt acting as its chief, and dreaming of the Bohemian crown; there was the just- born Catholic League, with the calm, far- seeing, and egotistical rather than self- seeking Maximilian at its head; each combination extending over the whole country, stamped with imbecility of action from its birth, and perverted and hampered by inevitable jealousies. - "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  3. They were not influenced by ideas, but by facts; not by things impalpable, but by things palpable. - "The English Constitution", Walter Bagehot.