(a.) Not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for; as, an inexplicable mystery.
(1) You can see where the religious meme sprung from: when the world was an inexplicable and scary place, a belief in the supernatural was both comforting and socially adhesive.
(2) In this inexplicable world of Roscos (rolling stock companies), TOCs (train operating companies) and the ORR (Office of Rail Regulation), some private firms are allowed to walk away from contracts rather than face losses – as First Group did on the Great Western last week, while others, such as Stagecoach, demand £100m extra just to keep their promises.
(3) Our tolerance for this bizarre and inexplicable system of reward is the most extreme but far from the most damaging effect of the hold that the City has on the country.
(4) This lag in T. pisiformis prevalence was largely inexplicable to us.
(5) Gerard Piqué slid in and inexplicably handled Marcelo’s cross.
(6) It is easy understand that its appearance should turn out to be a complication in the treatment of hypoparathyroidisms or in vitamin D resistant rickets, but its persistance as a purely iatrogenic diseases is at present inexplicable.
(7) An inexplicable finding was a preponderance of right nipple with tumour.
(8) Rumblings of discontent had been circulating for months with the two clashing over player recruitment following a summer of inexplicable inactivity at Bloomfield Road , and the point of no return appeared to be reached when then-Burton boss Gary Rowett was openly offered the job in September.
(9) In addition to the possible role of the renin system there remain inexplicable situations in its regulation that cannot be explained by ACTH and renin.
(10) The Hollywood Reporter reported that , since April, Hail-Hydra.com has inexplicably redirected to the president’s profile page on the White House website.
(11) Jay Prosch almost muffs a punt and then Auburn goes 3 and out, including an inexplicable wildcat play on 2nd down.
(12) As with all Yang's art, one is both captivated and bewildered by its progression of memorable images and inexplicable incidents.
(13) But Bean said it was inexplicable that Vithlani received more than $12m and that most of this was channelled via two offshore companies, one in the British Virgin Islands and the other in Panama.
(14) Inexplicably, instead of rolling or walking the ball into an empty net, Giggs lofted a shot over the bar.
(15) Parents are often the last ones to spot the radicalisation of their children; a view that might seem inexplicable at first, but makes sense when you consider the context in which such radicalisation takes place.
(16) Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase activities were intermittently, and inexplicably, increased for months after the transplant.
(17) Clinical and X-ray exploration revealed a still asymptomatic small-cell bronchial carcinoma, so that the otherwise inexplicable skin lesions made an acrokeratotic paraneoplastic syndrome of the Bazex type seem most likely.
(18) The concentrations of both oestrone and oestradiol remained consistently low for 10 years after the menopause, but oestradiol concentrations inexplicably increased in the last two decades, with levels at the lower end of normal range for reproductive women in six patients.
(19) Analysis of the records of skin cancers for Bristol and Oxford in England showed that during the first decade of this period incidence and mortality for the skin carcinomas, basal cell and squamous cell, fell in line with theory; but both incidence and mortality for melanoma inexplicably rose.
(20) I save it for last,” he told the New York Times earlier this year, in an article exploring China’s inexplicable devotion to the tune.
(n.) That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
(n.) A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle.
(v. i.) To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
(v. i.) To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
(1) The information about her father's semi-brainwashing forms an interesting backdrop to Malala's comments when I ask if she ever wonders about the man who tried to kill her on her way back from school that day in October last year, and why his hands were shaking as he held the gun – a detail she has picked up from the girls in the school bus with her at the time; she herself has no memory of the shooting.
(2) He said: "This is a wonderful town but Tesco will suck the life out of the greengrocers, butchers, off-licence, and then it is only a matter of time for us too.
(3) All 17 candidates are going to be participating in debate night and I think that’s a wonderful opportunity Reince Priebus Republican party officials have defended the decision to limit participation, pointing out that the chasing pack will get a chance to debate separately before the main event.
(4) But in the rush to design it, Girardet wonders if the finer details of waste disposal and green power were lost.
(5) Two years ago I met a wonderful man and we now feel it’s time to tie the knot.
(6) No evidence has been produced that she was personally involved in the bribery, but some are wondering whether the Petrobras scandal might turn into a Watergate for her.
(7) But she has struggled – quite awkwardly – to articulate her evolution on same-sex marriage, and has left environmental activists wondering what her exact energy policy is.
(8) With grievous amazement, never self-pitying but sometimes bordering on a sort of numbed wonderment, Levi records the day-to-day personal and social history of the camp, noting not only the fine gradations of his own descent, but the capacity of some prisoners to cut a deal and strike a bargain, while others, destined by their age or character for the gas ovens, follow "the slope down to the bottom, like streams that run down to the sea".
(9) Would it best best to risk a Great Reform Bill (shades of 1832) - or would piecemeal reform be best, some wonder?
(10) He added: “From what we’ve seen so far, Londoners can be forgiven for wondering if Zac will be a mayor who works to bring London’s diverse communities together or one who will drive them apart.” Others evince real surprise over Goldsmith’s stance.
(11) Given this bipartisan strategy to minimise commitments, there is little wonder that voter turnout also reached a historical low, with less than two thirds bothering to vote in the east.
(12) As he sits in Athens wondering when the International Monetary Fund is going to deliver another bailout, George Papandreou might be tempted to hum a few lines of Tired of Waiting for You.
(13) KNOWLEDGE ARCHIVE "Having watched 42-year-old Kevin Poole turn out for Derby recently, I wondered 'have any grandfathers ever played league football?'
(14) "My wonderful, brave and adored father, Jack Ashley, Lord Ashley of Stoke, has died after a short battle with pneumonia."
(15) Had not Jaggers summoned me to see him on the day of my majority some years later, I might have wondered at the psychological implausibility of an old woman training a child to be a psychopath, but luckily I was so caught up by the possibility of my benefactor's name being revealed that the thought quite slipped my mind.
(16) I believe you are aware of the meeting – and so wondered if 3pm or later on Thursday works for you?
(17) Facebook Twitter Pinterest May dismisses reports of frosty dinner with EU chief as ‘Brussels gossip’ The EU delegation are said to have wondered whether Davis might still be in his post following the general election.
(18) One of the punters came up to me after and said that I seemed confident, but he’d spent the whole time wondering when I was going to tell a joke.
(19) In north Wales, Llandudno town council has had to cancel its annual display at short notice after it was told it would have to pay at least £22,000 to insure the wonderful Victorian pier in case of a fire.
(20) No wonder public discussion of this most unexpected scientific development has so far been muted and respectful, waiting for the expert community that discovered the anomaly by accident – the Opera experiment at Gran Sasso was devised to isolate different varieties of neutrino, not to test Einstein – to work out what it all means, or doesn't.