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  • She is remembered for her indomitable spirit.
  • And that the great monster is indomitable, you will yet have reason to know.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick LXVIII-CXXXIV
  • It’s what made the river flow, the ocean swell, and the tide rise, but it was a silent power, intractable, indomitable, indisputable, and thus completely ignorable.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • According to the conventions of the genre, Augustus Waters kept his sense of humor till the end, did not for a moment waiver in his courage, and his spirit soared like an indomitable eagle until the world itself could not contain his joyous soul.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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  • her ancient and indomitable faith
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Within it, they were indomitable.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • But the cub knew what it was ... and waited for the coming of his mother, of his ferocious and indomitable mother who fought and killed all things and was never afraid.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • It was bad to see the indomitable old man weak and hatless in the early morning, something soft in his eyes, pain in his face, the right hand rubbing the pain in the arm.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • ...as though muscle and tissue had been courage or fortitude which the days or the years had consumed until only the indomitable skeleton was left rising like a...
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • the indomitable Miss Hastings
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift

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  • ... a deplorable occurrence took place on board H.M.S. Indomitable.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Not me, not you, not even my indomitable father, though he’s tried.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Go’s voice was warm and crinkly even as she gave this cold news: Our indomitable mother was dying.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It was a better, more indomitable version of herself.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Miss Avocet had seemed so indomitable then, but now she looked frail and weak.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Seemingly, swallowing a squirrel was a bit much even for the powerful, indomitable, indoor/outdoor Ulysses 2000X.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • He was a short, plumpish gentleman whose spreading flesh was held in check by an indomitable dignity.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • If I don’t write it, no one will ever understand the indomitable courage under fire of those three Americans.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Laila knew the routine: Mammy, ferocious, indomitable, pacing and ranting; Babi, sitting, looking sheepish and dazed, nodding obediently, waiting for the storm to pass.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • There was something about this indomitable old lady which made him feel flustered and uncomfortable.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • From one of the proudest families in Kentucky he had inherited a set of fine European features, and a high, indomitable spirit.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • And I saw Leda, wife of Tyndareus, upon whom Tyndareus had sired twins indomitable: Kastor, tamer of horses, and Polydeukes, best in the boxing ring.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Between Silver and myself we got together in a few days a company of the toughest old salts imaginable—not pretty to look at, but fellows, by their faces, of the most indomitable spirit.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Glancing neither left nor right, he strode indomitably up to the steam counter and, in a clear, full-bodied voice that was gruff with age and resonant with ancient eminence and authority, said: ’Gimme eat.’
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Probably, thought Scarlett, because Sally and Young Miss were too afraid of the porcelain-frail but indomitable old Grandma to dare voice any qualms.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • They tried to enforce their rule as far as Greece, but they had to retreat before the indomitable resistance of the Hellenic people.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • She felt neither soreness nor weariness; indomitable will to reach her husband in spite of adverse Fate, and of a cunning enemy, killed all sense of bodily pain within her, and rendered her instincts doubly acute.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • This, with an iron nerve, a temper of the ice-brook, and indomitable resolution, self-command, and toleration exalted from virtues to blessings, and the kindliest and truest heart that beats, these form his equipment for the noble work that he is doing for mankind, work both in theory and practice, for his views are as wide as his all-embracing sympathy.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • But Hektor had no report of it, being in a fight along Skamander bank on the left wing amid great slaughter, where a battlecry indomitable had risen around Nestor and soldierly Idomeneus.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • It is Europe against France; it is Petersburg, Berlin, and Vienna against Paris; it is the statu quo against the initiative; it is the 14th of July, 1789, attacked through the 20th of March, 1815; it is the monarchies clearing the decks in opposition to the indomitable French rioting.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The man was bundled too against the cold, squat, big, shapeless, somehow rocklike, indomitable, not so much ungentle as ruthless.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • But the engines did not waste shot upon the indomitable wall.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Come on, and taste it again!’ As if his indomitable spirit had set its potency in motion, the glass blazed suddenly like a white torch in his hand.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Sharp watched this graceless bedside with indomitable patience.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Active, small, and indomitable like Ursula, and almost as pretty and provocative as Remedios the Beauty, she was endowed with a rare instinct for anticipating fashion.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • At this instant the Trifaldi recovered from her swoon and said, "The chink of that promise, valiant knight, reached my ears in the midst of my swoon, and has been the means of reviving me and bringing back my senses; and so once more I implore you, illustrious errant, indomitable sir, to let your gracious promises be turned into deeds."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Mike, the indomitable leader, with the safety of his boys his uppermost goal, now saw too many of his boys fall dead right beside him.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • If his life depended on it, he had to find out later why that indomitable soldier, accustomed to fighting to the last drop of blood, had left the final battle of his life unfinished.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • So, she sounds like a woman of indomitable spirit.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • What people look for in a dying friend is a stubborn kind of gravel-voiced nobility, a refusal to give in, with moments of indomitable humor.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I went up to my bedroom to change my wet clothes; and the vast extent of that old wainscoted apartment (which was over the archway leading to the Inn, I remember), and the sedate immensity of the four-post bedstead, and the indomitable gravity of the chests of drawers, all seemed to unite in sternly frowning on the fortunes of Traddles, or on any such daring youth.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But Sam Houston’s contradictions actually confirm his one basic, consistent quality: indomitable individualism, sometimes spectacular, sometimes crude, sometimes mysterious, but always courageous.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • She put on her sun-helmet and went out into the blazing ten o’clock heat to find the cook - she looked more fragile than ever and more indomitable.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • This time I did get to perform for her, and afterward we all gathered at the sports ground where, with indomitable authority, she told us to study hard and be good students of Chairman Mao’s.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Makgatho, the son of a Pedi chief, had led volunteers to defy the color bar that did not permit Africans to walk on the sidewalks of Pretoria, and his name for me was an emblem of indomitability and courage.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The invitation was one which, a year earlier, would have provoked a less ready response, for the party, though organized by Mrs. Fisher, was ostensibly given by a lady of obscure origin and indomitable social ambitions, whose acquaintance Lily had hitherto avoided.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Graced with blistering speed, tactical versatility, and indomitable will, he shipped more than fifty thousand exhausting railroad miles, carried staggering weight to victory against the best horses in the country, and shattered more than a dozen track records.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • But the dialogues continue," Sol wanted to know how an "ical system-much less a religion so indomitable that it t,td survived every evil mankind could throw at it— could flow from a command from God for a man to slaughter his on.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • This indomitable resolution, which so much exceeded everything of its kind that any present had before witnessed, might be referred to three distinct causes.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • …her that her legs hung straight and rigid as if she had iron shinbones and ankles, clear of the floor with that air of impotent and static rage like children’s feet, and talking in that grim haggard amazed voice until at last listening would renege and hearing-sense self-confound and the long-dead object of her impotent yet indomitable frustration would appear, as though by outraged recapitulation evoked, quiet inattentive and harmless, out of the biding and dreamy and victorious dust.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
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