untraversable


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untraversable

(ˌʌntrəˈvɜːsəbəl)
adj
archaic intraversable
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Adj.1.untraversable - incapable of being traversed
impassable, unpassable - incapable of being passed
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Two quiet figures were within the room; two figures, equally still and impassive, equally removed by an untraversable distance from the teeming earth and all that it contains, though soon to lie in it.
As an extreme example of an atypical scenario, Figure 3 depicts intact infrastructure markings and extant hazard barriers, but the roadway is nonetheless dangerously untraversable.
To have raised some 6,000 young fellows in a country like Newfoundland, with its population so dispersed in small settlements around an extended and sinuous coastline, where travel is ordinarily difficult, and where, during the winter months, two-thirds of the coast is so blocked by ice floes as to be almost untraversable, is therefore no mean achievement; particularly when it is remembered that the Colony was without any military organization whatever until the war began, and that to spread knowledge of the real conditions, and to emphasize the imperative necessity of the country helping, was rendered all the more difficult by the background condition of education and the infrequent opportunities for the dissemination of literature.
But all that really just allows us to coexist with the inviolable, untraversable, and utterly vast spaces between us.
from terrain previously untraversable by the GMV 1.
From the perspective of Alec's odyssey, however, modernist culture, like that of the middlebrow, highlights the untraversable distance between British cultural values and the desire for self-expression of second generation Jewish immigrants.
18) Without the soldier and the caballero andante, confusion would enter the map, making the space represented untraversable and, in fact, uncertain.
This intersubjective anxiety additionally implies the delimitations of the non-utopian imagination; the horizon of the non-utopian symbolic reasserts itself as untraversable, which leaves the incredulous critic irritated.
And yet, there was one thing that could bridge this otherwise untraversable gap.
But the grounding of both in a traumatic moment of dehumanizing separation, a separation that is narcissistic and therefore untraversable, undoubtedly exists, and the diagnosis Fanon provides of each is deeply interwoven with the other.
Cornford has argued that Parmenides realized that the only way to cross the logically untraversable gulf between Being and Becoming is to introduce a rationally unjustifiable duality into the real, unitary 'scheme' of the only thing there actually is (1933: 103 and 106).
The resulting structural similarities only accentuate an untraversable gulf of spirit: Odysseus' fierce and decisive homecoming brings him back to everything he knows--to Ithaca, to blood-loyalty, to sons and herds and orchards.