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  • But worst of all for Helene, the vultures build their nests above the clouds, atop the most unassailable peaks.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Everyone had pitched in to help out, even the people she usually thought of as almost unassailable in their reserve: Kadir, Jia, Maryse.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • His dignity was unassailable, yet he was by no means aloof.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • They will assemble everything under one unassailable roof, a temple to the human endeavor.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • And every time I attempted to make a friend among the adult blacks, I was put off by an unassailable barrage of the unremitting yassuhs.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • These many years later I am able to see how Leslie’s recalcitrance—indeed, her entire unassailable virginity—was a nice counterpoint to the larger narrative I have felt compelled to relate.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She said this like it was the unassailable truth.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • And, in the end, when the words dried up, the tears did not, and all Laila could do was surrender and sob like a child over-whelmed by an adult’s unassailable logic.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Luma, though, took after her father, Hassan, a man who mixed unassailable toughness with a capacity to detach, a combination that seemed designed to keep his emotions hidden for fear of revealing weakness.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • [He comes to anchor on the hearthrug, with the air of a man in an unassailable position].
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion

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  • Even as his opponent tossed the ball in the air to begin his serve, Will felt unassailable.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • If only they could rescue her, but dementors in those numbers would be virtually unassailable.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • How at such an apparently unassailable surface, they contrive to gouge out such symmetrical mouthfuls, remains a part of the universal problem of all things.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The fixed Swedish assets were unassailable and genuine, available to public scrutiny, balance sheets, and audits.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "And if the blind leadeth the blind, both shall fall into the ditch," she told him, making her argument unassailable because it was clearly on the side of the Lord.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Lucky for Ashley that he had an unassailable reputation for courage, or else there’d be trouble.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I don’t suppose he is any more unassailable than other husbands.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • They were coming to arrest you!’ said Uncle Vernon, with the triumphant air of a man reaching an unassailable conclusion.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • While Jean Valjean was building up for Cosette a normal situation in society and an unassailable status, M. Gillenormand was superintending the basket of wedding gifts.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In time the Mrs. Morrisons found unassailable reasons for not going to the little house by the bakery.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • She folded her arms across her chest, pleased with her unassailable logic.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • He knew that direct confrontation was out—the deputy would have claimed he was collecting evidence, and the strength of his word against a stranger’s would have been unassailable.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • From the moment that Anna loved Vronsky, he had regarded his own right over her as the one thing unassailable.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It signified to him the unassailable power of the companies.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • When Rocky died he became unassailable forever in his frame on top of her bureau; his death gave her new advantages with the people: she had given so much.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • It was fenced away from the public view, but there it was, a gigantic and unassailable fact—and to be heard from, yet, if I lived and had luck.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • The coroner’s jury sat upon the corpse, and, like sensible men, returned an unassailable verdict of "Sudden Death!"
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Your position is quite unassailable, then?
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • So touchy as a rule, Aziz was unassailable.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The sealed window soothed her with its sturdy termination, its unassailable finality.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • But she forced herself to sound reasonable, unassailable, like Art.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Two so-called ’clues’ were dropped in the dead man’s compartment-one incriminating Colonel Arbuthnot (who had the strongest alibi and whose connection with the Armstrong family was probably the hardest to prove); and the second clue, the handkerchief, incriminating Princess Dragomiroff who, by virtue of her social position, her particularly frail physique and the alibi given her by her maid and the conductor, was practically in an unassailable position.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Hanging his harness, his ropes, his crampons, carabiners, hex-bolts, and Jumar ascenders neatly on the hooks where they’d rested only briefly between trips for the last five years, these tools that had carried him across continents and up peaks once thought unassailable by humans seemed powerless.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And yet there was something so powerfully rebuking, and at the same time so unassailable about his figure looming over them that Mr Charles’ two drunken companions seemed to cower back like small boys caught by the farmer in the act of stealing apples.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • ’On the surface your logic might appear unassailable-’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • …gutted buildings only accentuating the horizontality of everything else (the Museum of Science and Industry, with its dome stripped to its steel frame, as if for an autopsy; the modern Chamber of Commerce Building, its tower as cold, rigid, and unassailable after the blow as before; the huge, low-lying, camouflaged city hall; the row of dowdy banks, caricaturing a shaken economic system); and in the streets a macabre traffic — hundreds of crumpled bicycles, shells of street cars and…
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • He sat on sari flowers and from that unassailable position of strength surveyed the scene impassively.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • She let people know she was unassailable by wearing powder to cover what beauty may have lain in her face and dressing in gaudy clothes to set her apart from the married women in our county.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • The potboy at the corner, who is a privileged amateur, as possessing official knowledge of life and having to deal with drunken men occasionally, exchanges confidential communications with the policeman and has the appearance of an impregnable youth, unassailable by truncheons and unconfinable in station-houses.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Laughter was the one unassailable survival technique of the plebe year, and one you would never learn from the cadre.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The skies are painted with unnumber’d sparks, They are all fire, and every one doth shine; But there’s but one in all doth hold his place: So in the world; ’tis furnish’d well with men, And men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive; Yet in the number I do know but one That unassailable holds on his rank, Unshaked of motion: and that I am he, Let me a little show it, even in this,— That I was constant Cimber should be banish’d, And constant do remain to keep him so.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • CODE OF THE YOUNG EGOTIST Before he was summoned back to Lake Geneva, he had appeared, shy but inwardly glowing, in his first long trousers, set off by a purple accordion tie and a "Belmont" collar with the edges unassailably meeting, purple socks, and handkerchief with a purple border peeping from his breast pocket.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • The evidence of his cleverness was of the higher intuitive order, lying in his lady-patients’ immovable conviction, and was unassailable by any objection except that their intuitions were opposed by others equally strong; each lady who saw medical truth in Wrench and "the strengthening treatment" regarding Toller and "the lowering system" as medical perdition.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Always screaming for facts—facts—evidence—unassailable proof.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • As a prosecutor I would be uneasy about the lack of unassailable evidence.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • So we must maintain defenses of unassailable strength.
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • So all I said was true, my attack on the profession was wholly just, my facts and figures unassailable.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Alessandro loved the stars for being unassailable, and believed that each and every one of them was his ally.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • A way had to be found around her love sometimes, without challenging that, and at the same time cherishing it in its unassailable strength.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • The force of August Naab’s argument for peace, entirely aside from his Christian repugnance to the shedding of blood, was plainly unassailable.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
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