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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unteachable not teachable
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  • H.G. Wells
    “One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.”


In literature:

It was you who taught me to disdain adulation: will you unteach your pupil?
"The Last Days of Pompeii" by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Pericles wiped his forehead, when, impenitent and unteachable, she took the notes in the manner of a cock.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
He answered that I was as yet unteachable, being puffed up with the novelty of that heresy.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Weak and unteachable woman, away with you.
"The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
His parables, however, were sometimes used to baffle the unteachable and critical.
"The Life of Jesus of Nazareth" by Rush Rhees
The new Izor said, more than once, that, having taught the fellow to carry the protector, he could not unteach him.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
The rebel himself has taught a lesson to the world, which he can never unteach.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1." by Various
The boy was stupid and unteachable, and of unspeakable origin.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
Will this unteach us to complain?
"The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7)" by Lord Byron
The old fellow vowed, however, that they were unteachable; that he would as soon expect to teach young moles.
""George Washington's" Last Duel" by Thomas Nelson Page
But Knappe seemed unteachable by fate.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I don't dare teach him mine, much less unteach him his mother's.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
But they fail to realize that certain things are unteachable and intransmissible.
"Child Versus Parent" by Stephen Wise
Magic, the exercise of an unteachable will, is still Faust's instrument.
"Three Philosophical Poets" by George Santayana
Its mission is to teach the unteachable; to enable us to comprehend the incomprehensible.
"A Few Words About the Devil" by Charles Bradlaugh
And are we quite content to say that the greatest of subjects is unteachable?
"The Teacher" by George Herbert Palmer
Yet Mr. Santayana says that Shelley was "unteachable"!
"The Critical Game" by John Albert Macy
Is he contending against any thing less contemptible than a spaniel puppy or an unteachable parrot?
"Henry of Guise; (Vol. II of 3)" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
That Elder Berries are poison, as we are taught by tradition, experience will unteach us.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)" by Thomas Browne
The philosopher is intermediate between the two: he is not wise, but neither has he yet become radically stupid and unteachable.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume II (of 4)" by George Grote

In news:

The unteachable ignorance of the red states.
While speed like his is unteachable, MU commitment Wesley Leftwich (3) is trying to learn the finer points of the receiver position from Hickman aide and former Tiger wideout Marcus James.