unfulfillable


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unfulfillable

(ˌʌnfʊlˈfɪləbəl)
adj
not able to be fulfilled
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Gentle goats who must love with a fury derived from an unfulfillable need to grasp all that desire can offer in order to make bearable the horror and disillusion they somehow know must follow it, and perhaps already has.
And for that matter, let them shoulder the whole sackful of unfulfillable international obligations, let them grunt and heave and instruct humanity, and foot all the bills for their absurd economics (a million a day just to Cuba), and let them support terrorists and guerrillas in the Southern Hemisphere too if they like.
Desperately envying Ginevra and recognizing her own unfulfillable desires, Lucy falls ill and "takes perforce to [her] bed" (Bronte 2008, 159).
Or did the legendary location set unfulfillable expectations?
Grossman's trilogy, and particularly the first novel, is in her reading centered around the theme of unfulfilled and unfulfillable desire--the depressed main character Quentin's inability to find anything that will ease his disillusionment and grant him lasting happiness.
She argues that Mount Purgatory embodies the "New Law" of grace in contrast to the "Old," unfulfillable law, described by Paul in Romans 7, defined by many of the early commentators as the "natural law.
We contend with that unfulfillable desire--to make private what isn't quite ours though, as the poet concedes, "I am not even sure I own my own head.
The growth in the too-good-to-be-true pension benefit promises, however, led to unfulfillable commitments.
Unsurprisingly, at the other end of the hierarchy, in 2015 trust chief executives were lasting on average just three years--the job is too full of contradictions and unfulfillable demands.
Not only could I not do a spot-and-stalk hunt due to my disability, I also could not fly, making a trip from West Virginia to Alaska an unfulfillable dream.
Poor governance as well as a number of crises in different fields has led the people to support the EU again; likewise, due to the serious security risks posed by the wrong political moves through the false assumptions, the unfulfillable ambitions and the ungrounded self-confidence of the Erdoy-an regime and the AKP government, the Turkish people have started placing emphasis on NATO.
It is the logic of an unfulfillable desire, making it very easy for corporations and politicians to exploit.