• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unbearing un-bār′ing bearing no fruit.
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  • Albert Camus
    “Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”
  • Erich Fromm
    “To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.”
  • Marguerite Duras
    “You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “If property had simply pleasures, we could stand it; but its duties make it unbearable. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.”
  • Franz Kafka
    “I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.”


In literature:

Life meantime had become unbearable to him.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Pests of flies by day and mosquitoes by night became almost unbearable.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
Buck Devine groaned as if in unbearable anguish.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
The smoke was stifling and unbearable; our horses again turned panting round, and tore madly towards the creek.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine--Vol. 54, No. 333, July 1843" by Various
Just when it was getting unbearable my dog ran out from beneath the sofa.
"The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
The waiting and daily parting had seemed unbearable, that short waiting of a few weeks.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
And yet, when it came, it lashed me with the whips of an unbearable humiliation.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
The Asuras had a city named Pragjyotisha, which was formidable, inaccessible and unbearable.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
That such knowledge should have come through him of all men made the thing more unbearable.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
To-night, with every tortured nerve leaping, it was unbearable.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
Still, it was unbearable that this fellow Paul should be engaged to a girl like Eva.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
My feet were so cold that the pain was almost unbearable.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
The status became unbearable.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
If it had not been for Musq'oosis, Bela's lot in the tribe would long ago have become unbearable.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
But it was unbearable.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
That made the situation unbearable.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
But he could neither see nor hear plainly for the unbearable, suffocating heat.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
He can turn Mr. Greenwood out of the house if Mr. Greenwood becomes unbearable.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Every muscle of his starved, bruised body ached unbearably.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Come, women, girls, stand up; let us reach our hands to one another, and let us work together to change this unbearable situation.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini

In poetry:

And from everything a little remains.
Oh, open the bottles of lotion
and smoother
the cruel, unbearable odor of memory.
"Residue" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
The air is a mill of hooks —
Questions without answer,
Glittering and drunk as flies
Whose kiss stings unbearably
In the fetid wombs of black air under pines in summer.
"Mystic" by Sylvia Plath
Or found his mirror there; the only glass
That would not break with that unbearable light
Till in a corner of the high dark house
God looked on God, as ghosts meet in the night.
"A Little Litany" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
away from its tomb of bone,
away from the guardian tents
of eyesight, walking alone
to unbearable light with angelic
gestures. The fallen instruments
of its passion lie in the relic
"Triste, Triste" by Gwen Harwood
I would know how to find for you the unbearable place
Where so long you have dwelled inside me
You the living more indecisive than sand castles
You who fear only the sound that blood makes in the chest
"The High Walls Of My Life" by Rene Guy Cadou
Imagination plays me most intolerable tricks.
To enumerate them all would be unbearably prolix.
Just a trifle bids them gather and a trifle bids them go.
And they tease me and torment me more than anyone can know.
"Imagination" by Gamaliel Bradford

In news:

These instances of the eternal and the absurd are borne from him, and "To Rome With Love" is a reminder of the unbearable lightness of his being.
Is life with your spouse unbearable.
And chafing on a long run can quickly turn from uncomfortable to unbearable.
The unbearable lightness of analyzing Apple.
'Beautiful Boy' review: Parents try to bear the unbearable in tragic film.
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Scott Williamson.
Bruins' lack of offense proves unbearable .
The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
' Unbearable ' Pressure On Stern.
Australia asylum camp conditions ' unbearable '.
The unbearable uptightness of being.
" Unbearable display of cuteness".
Madonna and New York Neighbor Settle Lawsuit Over ' Unbearable ' Noise.
The Unbearable Lightness of Supreme Being.
Why are nails on a blackboard unbearable .

In science:

Higher cumulants can also be calculated, but the required effort quickly becomes unbearable.
Generalized Lyapunov exponents of the random harmonic oscillator: cumulant expansion approach
The Linux installation basically consists of – describe the hardware; configure the software, and load – load – load… It can be tedious for one machine, yet completely unbearable and unnecessary for the multiple, mostly identical, cluster nodes.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The unbearable lightness of space-time: Among the coincidences between life’s requirements and nature’s choices of parameter-values, the smallness of the cosmological term, relative to its natural value, is especially clear and striking.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation

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