Insuperably
Insuperable In*su"per*a*ble, a. [L. insuperabilis: cf. OF. insuperable. See {In-} not, and {Superable}.] Incapable of being passed over or surmounted; insurmountable; as, insuperable difficulties. [1913 Webster]

And middle natures, how they long to join, Yet never pass the insuperable line? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The difficulty is enhanced, or is . . . insuperable. --I. Taylor.

Syn: Impassable; insurmountable; unconquerable. -- {In*su"per*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {In*su"per*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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