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Impassable Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    impassable adj : impossible to pass [syn: unpassable] [ant: passable]
Impassable Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Impassable \Im*pass"a*ble\, a. [Cf. Unpassable.] Incapable of being passed; not admitting a passage; as, an impassable road, mountain, or gulf. --Milton. -- Im*pass"a*ble*ness, n. -- Im*pass"a*bly, adv.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Impassable'


Impassibility (from Latin in-, "not", passibilis, "able to suffer, experience emotion") describes the theological doctrine that God does not experience pain or pleasure from the actions of another being. It has often been seen as a consequence of divine aseity, the idea that God is absolutely independent of any other being, i.e., in no way causally dependent. Being affected (literally made to have a certain emotion, affect) by the state or actions of another would seem to imply causal dependence.

Some theological systems portray God as a being expressive of many (or all) emotions. Other systems, mainly in Judaism and Islam, portray God as a being that does not experience suffering or any other emotion at all. However, in Christianity there is an ancient dispute about the impassiblity of God (see Nestorianism). Still, it is understood in all Abrahamic religions, including Christianity, that God is not subject to temptation or sin at all, since sin is defined as rebellion against God's loving authority and holiness. Or one could see sin as rebellion to God's will in general, and while it is conceivable that an ordinary being could "rebel" against his own better wishes, God arguably cannot since he is all-powerful and all-wise and is therefore compelled by his own nature to follow his best wishes.

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  • Thousands back but some roads remain impassable
    Manila, Philippines --- Thousands of travelers from the provinces have started returning to Metro Manila, but portions along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue that have undergone road repairs during the Holy Week are still impassable to motorists and public utility vehicles. This is because of the delay in the completion of road works and concrete reblocking projects a Read more on this news related to 'Impassable'
  • Impassable Souths set defence record
    NATHAN Merritt broke the record for most tries by a Rabbitoh, but it was an unbelievable defensive record that defined Souths’ win. Read more on this news related to 'Impassable'
  • Eastbound Bayway remains impassable after early morning accident
    The eastbound lanes of the Bayway remain impassable following a crash early Monday morning. Read more on this news related to 'Impassable'

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