unseizable

unseizable

(ʌnˈsiːzəbəl)
adj
not able to be seized
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The "glow of conscious power" he experiences in the wake of this epiphany is temporary (he soon loses his literacy again), unredemptive (he remains monomaniacal in his desire to kill his ungrateful adoptive son), and perhaps most remarkably, rooted in an unseizable event.
Our emotions follow the unseizable force of the pixelated screen: we become scattered, distracted, and greedy for this easy cinematic access to other worlds that we don't have to touch.
My wish has been not to change what I saw and heard by a line or a feature," she explains in the preface to Shadow-Shapes, "lest the least alteration should do violence to a vast, embracing, unseizable truth that was essentially our common possession" (ix).
38) The bankrupt held a pension that was unseizable but withdrew the funds and placed them into another kind of plan that was, in principle, seizable and available to his creditors.
As highlighted by Hauch (2002), "there is no unified theory of creativity, creativity is everywhere asked about the production and human thought, but it remains unseizable as to its nature and the motors that drive it .
De Man thinks that "resemblance is loved' because it can be interpreted as identity as well as difference and it is therefore unseizable, forever in flight.
And to me the most amazing poem that Milton ever wrote--and that is saying a great deal, because he wrote a number of them basically--was the sonnet "Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint," which, in my experience and my belief, contains everything that is in Milton, and because it's only in a sonnet (in the length of a sonnet), the depth, the contradiction of feelings, the unresolved resolution, the saying of something unsayable, the pain and the glimpse of something unseizable and unattainable: it's all there, and it's to me one of the most moving poems in English.
Conversely, Virginia Woolf compares the butterfly to the ungraspable essence of life: "It is thus that we live, they say, driven by an unseizable force.
But none of these games of anticipation and recall could come about or have any meaning except by virtue of the fundamental condition, as unseizable as it is inescapable, of elapsing.
For Schwerner too, the cooptation and corruption of language (by advertising an d other modes of manipulation that cast into doubt one's ability to trust words) poses a threat and leaves him longing for "a new language, one that we cannot speak, may not be able to speak, unseizable, proliferating like the elementary particles in physics: no end to it: uncertain statistical places left from which to look at the negative-muons which are told by their uncertain traces" (136-137).
This highly readable text quotes the French critic Octave Mirbeau who said that although Venice was a picture postcard city it was Monet who had "restored it to nature and was the master of unseizable light, to whom everyone was indebted.
And just as his mapping thrusts him nearer the unseizable "composition of wholeness" (110), so his fictional charting allows him to apprehend a voiceless spirit that had surrendered its voicelessness "to sounding rocks and waters and fires and soil" (35).