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  • an indelible marker
  • an indelible stain
  • an indelible memory
  • That’s my indelible mark on human history?"
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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  • It’s also about a dramatic period in our recent history, a period that indelibly marked the lives of millions of Americans—of all races, ages, and sexes—and the American psyche as a whole.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The image of that massive head with its broad white ruff, short pricked ears, tawny eyes and grizzled muzzle was indelibly fixed in memory.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Failing that, the walk would be marked indelibly, engraved with Swedish blue for all time.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The imprint of Dachau branded me indelibly and caused me to suffer the miscarriage of my hopeful philosophy.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • What she most deeply and indelibly remembered about that first day, and the days which followed, was his truly awesome tenderness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The terrible, indelible honeymoon murders that terrified our city, mixed with close-ups of my mom and even a few flashes of my father.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • The ink is indelible until 22:00—Bathing.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • But it was the meerkats that impressed themselves most indelibly on my mind.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Here," I said, and handed her a washcloth that had BROKEN ARROW written on the selvage in indelible magic marker.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • A few extracts from the latter will carry me on to those scenes which are indelibly fixed in every detail upon my memory.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • But he didn’t assume that legacies are an indelible part of who we are.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • McCandless made an indelible impression on a number of people during the course of hishegira, most of whom spent only a few days in his company, a week or two at most.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I had added my indelible mark to Laconia Avenue, a testament to the world that Wes Moore lived—or at least Kid Kupid did.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Six years had elapsed, passed in a dream but for one indelible trace, and I stood in the same place where I had last embraced my father before my departure for Ingolstadt.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Before the troops withdrew, the captain rode around the back patio, inhaling deep whiffs of the scent of roses that still clung indelibly to this place.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Fortunately, as regarded this circumstance at least, his painful past gave to his countenance an indelible sadness, and the glimmerings of gayety seen beneath this cloud were indeed but transitory.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But for the indelible picture that my remembrance now holds before me, I could scarcely believe, even as I write these words, that I saw two-and-thirty men and women put before the Judge to receive that sentence together.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The saying might have worn out of my memory, had not a circumstance immediately followed which served indelibly to fix it there.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Directly in front of the corpse Chingachgook was placed, without arms, paint or adornment of any sort, except the bright blue blazonry of his race, that was indelibly impressed on his naked bosom.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Hence, in these not very attractive places, indelibly stamped by the passing stroller with the epithet: melancholy, the apparently objectless promenades of the dreamer.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Papa looked down, scars visible and indelibly written into his wrists.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • He felt a spasm of pain like a blast of sudden cold, saw the patient high-boned Indian face, that beautiful woman, indelible suffering.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • The words he had spoken made an indelible impression upon me.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • We repeat, who does not perceive that in this form it is far more indelible?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Then the cambric was torn from her beautiful shoulders; and on one of those lovely shoulders, round and white, d’Artagnan recognized, with inexpressible astonishment, the FLEUR-DE-LIS—that indelible mark which the hand of the infamous executioner had imprinted.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • On it was the name of anyone for whom a parcel was waiting, written in indelible pencil.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • These grains are afterward removed, and the roughness imparted to the appearance of the skin remains indelibly; shagreen is useful in polishing joiners’ work, and it is made in France from the rough skin of a hideous creature called the angel-fish.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Ink-sewn to the left palm, Jim’s face was indelible and natural as life.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • He was clenching his fists at his side; and on the backs of his hands I saw that the cigarette burns had all but healed, and in their place were tattoos he’d drawn by licking an indelible pencil.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Back at the house, when the youngest tried to clean his forehead, he discovered that the mark was indelible and so were those of his brothers.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • It was what happened next that had made such an indelible impression upon Mr Charles.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • It was only a four-minute drive to the shop from his storage space, but Mortenson remembers the passage as indelibly as a cross-country road trip.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Monday, October 6, 4 a.m. I tried washing the quadratic formula off my shoe, but it won’t come off! I must have used indelible ink or something!
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Those quacks and misanthropes who advertise indelible Japan ink should be made to perish along with their wicked discoveries.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Anyway she succeeded in completely re-establishing Dounia’s reputation and the whole ignominy of this affair rested as an indelible disgrace upon her husband, as the only person to blame, so that I really began to feel sorry for him; it was really treating the crazy fellow too harshly.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The diagrams of the human body outlined on the blackboard were indelibly stamped on Miro’s mind.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • All of that Deo remembered clearly, indelibly.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Private written across it in indelible ink.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • But the commentary upon it now indelibly written in his handsome face made it far more distressing than it used to be.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Your catechism tells you that the sacrament of Holy Orders is one of those which can be received only once because it imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark which can never be effaced.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • It was never published, but I saw it once and it made an indelible impression on my mind.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • But she couldn’t wash away the indelible stench of Daddy.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • The mass media has had an indelible effect on the minds of the American society.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Fanny thought exactly the same; and they were also quite agreed in their opinion of the lasting effect, the indelible impression, which such a disappointment must make on his mind.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • But when in repose her features had a shadowy look that was like a sardonic grin, as if some one had sketched with cruel forefinger indelible lines about her mouth.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • He had put the Treadstone file in the safe, but the words were indelibly printed on his mind.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
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