untractable

untractable

(ʌnˈtræktəbəl)
adj
an archaic word for intractable
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Laws and systems are meant for the unhappy and the untractable, not for people like you, for whom Love makes its own laws.
When we began to apply ourselves to the work of the mission we could not by any means persuade any but the lord and the priest to receive us into their houses; the rest were rough and untractable to that degree that, after having converted six, we despaired of making any farther progress, and thought it best to remove to other towns where we might be better received.
And now they had another broil with the three Englishmen; one of whom, a most turbulent fellow, being in a rage at one of the three captive slaves, because the fellow had not done something right which he bade him do, and seemed a little untractable in his showing him, drew a hatchet out of a frog-belt which he wore by his side, and fell upon the poor savage, not to correct him, but to kill him.
However, we know of several people who have tried to get answers and found the problem untractable.
Unfortunately, the null distribution of [lambda] is untractable due to the dependence between the log-likelihood ratios: indeed, the log-likelihood ratios [LLR.
Unfortunately, all actuators are highly nonlinear making their command/response approach largely untractable by that embodied in the concept of automatic control (usually good for simple linear systems of a few DOF).
Quantum simulators have the potential to revolutionize the way simulations are performed by accessing system sizes that are untractable in classical machines.
Vernon sympathetically says of her long-suffering niece, Frederica, "'Her Mother has insinuated that her temper is untractable, but I never saw a face less indicative of any evil disposition than her's"' (Minor Works 270), and young Catherine Morland exaggerates General Tilney's faults in wrongly imagining that he has killed his wife: "handsome as he was, there was something in the turn of his features which spoke his not having behaved well to her" (180).
principle [that the teaching of religion is unprofitable]--that they become untractable [sic], disobedient, and even contemptuous toward their parents--unwilling to learn any thing of religion--as if they had become illuminated, and could receive all the knowledge of religion necessary for them by instinct or inspiration.
At the present time, systems methodologies are most noted for their ability to render a hopelessly complex and untractable number of variables and observations somewhat more manageable in human or computing terms.
The reason for not using all the euro countries is that the number of parameters to be estimated is equal to 8k+5 for a group of k countries, which becomes untractable with maximum likelihood estimation if the number of countries is too large.