beyond comprehension/understanding


: cannot be understood
His irresponsible actions are beyond comprehension/understanding.

Examples of beyond comprehension/understanding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The goal of learning is to move beyond understanding to effective application. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 29 June 2021 In this new world, brands will move beyond understanding how consumers engage with the brand to how consumers interact in their own world; and then realize how the brand aligns with the customer’s view of the world. Jeff Fromm, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 To steal a heart so pure, full of potential, is cruelty beyond understanding. Tracey Harrington McCoy, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2022 But the implications go beyond understanding just this extinction event. Sasha Warren, Scientific American, 1 July 2022 In a world beyond understanding and reason, his Seventh-day Adventist grandmother had a religion that imposed meaning on the incomprehensibility of existence. Imani Perry, The Atlantic, 7 May 2021 But the implications of such research stretch well beyond understanding frogs—as one co-author pointed out, these data could help design better camouflage patterns for our uses, like for use by the military. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 4 June 2018 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

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“Beyond comprehension/understanding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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