beyond comprehension


: impossible to imagine
The war caused suffering beyond comprehension.

Examples of beyond comprehension in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eyes stretched wide, jaws in freefall, hands glued to skulls as if all had starred into the eyes of Medusa at the exact nanosecond something beyond comprehension occurred. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2023 Ohio State mathematician Harvey Friedman came up with a way to determine how many mathematical symbols—think exponents, arrows, subscripts, etc.—would be needed to prove TREE(3) is finite, but even that number is virtually beyond comprehension. Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 27 Feb. 2023 Of course, by definition, tragedy refuses logic, living in a space beyond comprehension, beyond fairness, beyond reason. Hazlitt, 28 June 2022 Landmarks were distorted, directions were tangled, and satellite photos were warped beyond comprehension. PCMAG, 4 May 2022 The gravity of a neutron star is nearly beyond comprehension. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2011 Grotberg continues to marvel, along with countless other basketball fans, at how Curry has transformed the game by stretching the court beyond comprehension. New York Times, 14 Dec. 2021 The Eighth stands out for its utter excess of love, the force beyond comprehension. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2020 For most people, the thought of encountering a serial killer is beyond comprehension. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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“Beyond comprehension.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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