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Impossible to overcome; insurmountable: insuperable odds.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin īnsuperābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + superābilis, superable; see superable.]

in·su′per·a·bil′i·ty n.
in·su′per·a·bly adv.
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Adv.1.insuperably - to an insuperable degree; "these various courses all seemed insuperably difficult to the student"


[ɪnˈsuːpərəblɪ] ADV insuperably difficultdificilísimo


adv it was insuperably difficultes hat unüberwindliche Schwierigkeiten bereitet; this could affect its development insuperablydas könnte seiner Entwicklung einen bleibenden Schaden zufügen
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There's no end to the possibilities in that man - if he weren't so insuperably lazy."
Nevertheless, this difficulty, though appearing to our imagination insuperably great, cannot be considered real if we admit the following propositions, namely,--that gradations in the perfection of any organ or instinct, which we may consider, either do now exist or could have existed, each good of its kind,--that all organs and instincts are, in ever so slight a degree, variable,--and, lastly, that there is a struggle for existence leading to the preservation of each profitable deviation of structure or instinct.
In Vernant's words, an unforeseen action could render one de facto and insuperably guilty from the religious perspective; such an "action does not emanate from the agent as from its source; rather it envelops him and carries him away, swallowing him up in a power that must perforce be beyond him since it extends, both spatially and temporally, far beyond his own person" ("Intimations of the Will" 63).
Like Victor, there is nothing to separate George's violence from his sexuality; like one of Poe's figures, he is insuperably different and incapable of repentance.
A nothingness compared to the infinite, everything compared to a nothingness, a mid-point between nothing and everything, infinitely far from understanding the extremes; the end of things and their beginning are insuperably hidden for him in an impenetrable secret.
Armstrong, the Court nominally recognized a standard by which courts guard against discriminatory prosecutions, but then made its requirements insuperably difficult to meet.
inconvenience and delay." (141) There are also concerns that the client will be unable to fund another lawsuit--particularly where "the mere passage of time may have insuperably increased the second attorney's difficulties in building a case from ground zero." (142) Furthermore, "[t]he discouraged [client] may not even be aware of this possible remedy, or may be unaware of the usually short statute of limitations" for malpractice claims.
Tal Inbar, senior scholar for the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies near Tel Aviv, said S-300s in areas where Israel operates or might want to operate would challenge its advanced, US-backed military -- but not insuperably so.
For plaintiffs bringing particular types of claims, Alaska's courts may be an insuperably risky destination.
Candidly, I am not sure what form such a foundation would take; one of the reasons the Court, until recently, limited its Eighth Amendment stylings to capital cases was surely that designing a constitutional template for judging the proportionality of crime to punishment in non-capital sentences proved insuperably complex.
(190) These legal duties, though morally felicitous on their face and easy enough to formulate in general terms, become extremely demanding, even insuperably beyond reach, when it is virtually impossible to tell the enemy combatants apart from civilians.191 The problem arises with a vengeance when states must fight nonstate actors such as terrorist groups.
More than two years before, after having "squabbled and scolded abused and ridiculed so long about [religious persecutions]," Madison had reported to Bradford that he was "without common patience." (343) The established clergy's role in the persecutions, he had confided, "vexes me the most of any thing whatever." (344) In Madison's view, the persecutions were insuperably tied to the religious establishment, and he found it unbearable to wait patiently and trust the establishment to correct itself, even if the new constitution were to guarantee equal liberty in religious practices.