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impalpable

 [im-pal´pah-b'l]
not detectable by touch.

im·pal·pa·ble

(im-pal'pă-bĕl)
Denotes something that cannot be touched.

impalpable

Unable to be felt.
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Thus, Horace essentially avoids the tactile sphere, choosing instead to live impalpably. While in Memphis, for example, he professes the virtue of honesty and justice to Temple with what Vickery calls "abstract verbiage" (p.
It was precisely to restore what had once been inscribed on manuscript pages now lost, or inscribed more impalpably in gestures and expressions caught only crudely in official transcriptions, that Manzoni undertook this strange addendum to the Promessi sposi.
Most of these works are invisible, in part because the projects were abandoned and in part because even when achieved, they were typically so mingled in with the site that there was nothing detachable one could identify as the work: It was the whole, almost impalpably transformed.