unfulfillable


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unfulfillable

(ˌʌnfʊlˈfɪləbəl)
adj
not able to be fulfilled
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Terraforming Mars, it seemed, was an unfulfillable dream.
More insidious, perhaps, is the mimetic desire of emulation in search of lifestyle--equally restless and unfulfillable. Big Pharma's peddling of psychotropic drugs moves between these two imperatives, but in the end--whether through consumer goods, off-the-peg ways of life, or pills to make us happy--we are left with the modern sickness of infinity.
Nigerians have been disillusioned as their hope in the government seems to be unfulfillable. From Mmba's speech, it could be deduced that the falling standard of education is another factor responsible for the fuelling of human trafficking and indiscriminate immigration of Nigerians.
Thus, to preserve the purity of its heart, it flees from contact with actuality." (56) Conscience devolves into the unhappy beautiful soul (schone Seele), wracked by an unfulfillable yearning, and the community of recognition becomes one of condemnation and recrimination.
Populists also promise fantastic solutions that are generally unfulfillable. Obviously, social conditions such as zero drugs, zero crime, and zero corruption belong to the realm of a perfect world.
Consequently, these unfulfillable and ever-expanding expectations about health create a disabling rhetorical effect to which Christie responds by vacillating between resistance and reaffirmation.
However, Trump actually advanced unfulfillable conditions for Tehran.
But how can one realize one's desire if desire is by definition unfulfillable? And, furthermore, what is the point of the injunction to not cede on our desire, if that is the case?
With unfulfillable promises strewn in the fiscal road there is no possibility of the current government going into the election 'in the green', though that will hardly be obvious to the casual observer who is still wondering if he or she has any negative money in their wallets.
The Beat literary twist on these conventions starts with the tone, which literally re-sounds with a strange doubleness, like the repetition of the phrase "ring of bone." Combined with the mood of depression implied by the theme of mortality (Narcissus, we recall, dies of unfulfillable longing), there is simultaneously a sense of relief, even release.
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....