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- adjective rare Inscrutable.
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- adjective Archaic form of
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April 12th, 2010 10:15 pm ET china is like all authoritarian regimes. they only do what they want to and force is the only tool they understand. slap trade restrictions on them and print enough money to pay our debt to them. in other words, screw them to the wall. they would do it to us in a heartbeat. they may be unscrutable but a good kick in the rear would fix that.
Calmly he put on the brakes and brought the car to a standstill by the roadside; then, removing his goggles, turned to Orme and the girl and smiled an unscrutable smile.
Over a year ago the most commanding figure and the most magnetic force in the reform movement was called upon by an unscrutable
Nay, even the most ordinary people have known or heard of such, resulting in mysterious. life-long loves; firm friendships; strange yet often wonderful happy marriages; sudden revolutions of fortune and destiny: things utterly unaccountable for, except by the belief in the unscrutable Providence which
What then is man; this being who boasts so much of the excellence and dignity of his nature, among that variety of unscrutable mysteries, of unsolvable problems, with which he is surrounded?
Letters from an American Farmer J. Hector St. John de Cr��vecoeur 1774
This is the kind of Faith most worthy of the human understanding, and most meritorious in the sight of God, as it is the offspring of Reason, as well as the Parent of all Virtue and Resignation to the just, but unscrutable, dispensations of Providence.
The preaching on sins, coupled with the sacrament of confession and absolution, is supposed to be an indication for believers, and also work in terms of social control, like a set of laws, a bit like Islamic shariah but without the actual physical punishment for violations - even with the most serious offenses are committed, the judge sentence remains unscrutable because the judge is believed to be God, not those who are believed to be its representatives.