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She has made up her mind and is impervious to criticism.
  not admitting passage through; or not capable of being affected
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impervious imperviousness
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  • She has made up her mind and is impervious to criticism.
  • a material impervious to water
  • To make matters worse, she was quite impervious to mercenary considerations, and could not be bribed in any way.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • someone impervious to argument

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  • But Fyne was as impervious to sarcasm as a turtle.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Chance
  • Jurgis was destined to find that Elzbieta’s armor was absolutely impervious to Socialism.
    Sinclair, Upton  --  The Jungle
  • Lady Lundie (born impervious to all sense of irony) smiled graciously.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Man And Wife
  • Before them a great boar lay hid in undergrowth, in a green thicket proof against the wind or sun’s blaze, fine soever the needling sunlight, impervious too to any rain, so dense that cover was, heaped up with fallen leaves.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • We’re a double helix, tight and impervious.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Jurgis was destined to find that Elzbieta’s armor was absolutely impervious to Socialism.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • impervious teeth, perfect vision, disease resistance.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • The pain of losing her, practically as a newlywed, had made him impervious to love all these years.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • She babbled on, impervious.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Uncle Al gazes on, completely impervious.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He takes up the saw again; again it moves up and down, in and out of that unhurried imperviousness as a piston moves in the oil;
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • But she did not want to appear unamiable and uninterested, so she had brought forth newspapers, which she spread upon the floor of the gallery, and under Madame Ratignolle’s directions she had cut a pattern of the impervious garment.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I told him my stomach was impervious to cayenne pepper and most forms of grease,
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • We led the busy eventless lives of three nuns in a barren and poverty-stricken convent: the walls we had were safe, impervious enough, even if it did not matter to the walls whether we ate or not.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • His wife became more and more querulous and ill-tempered, but the attitude Ivan Ilych had adopted towards his home life rendered him almost impervious to her grumbling.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • ...and under the pale night glow the playing fields swept away from me... They unrolled away impervious to me as though I were a roaming ghost, not only tonight but always, as though I had never played on them a hundred times, as though my feet had never touched them, as though my whole life at Devon had been a dream, or rather that everything at Devon, the playing fields, the gym, the water hole, and all the other buildings and all the people there were intensely real, wildly alive and totally meaningful, and I alone was a dream, a figment which had never really touched anything.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • When a patient didn’t get better on standard therapy, a doctor should suspect that the tb was impervious to some drugs in the regimen and should find out which drugs as quickly as possible and substitute others.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • and then she sat down on the bed . . . not where she usually sat, however; she sat on its foot and for a moment he saw only her solid, impervious back as she bent over, as if to check on something.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • So they sat, the rocking, tapping, impervious Roger and Ralph,
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The kind of guys who were born without the fear gene, impervious to pain.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • There was no way he was as impervious as he seemed.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Impervious to fire, I think—or perhaps water.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • My entire body is now impervious to heat.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I got the feeling that everyone had tiptoed around him since his accident—apart from perhaps Nathan, who Will seemed to treat with an automatic respect, and who was probably impervious to any of his sharper comments anyway.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Impervious they were to disease or illness, said one of them.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • I move through the house like an armored beetle, impervious to Mrs. Grote’s sharp tongue, Harold’s whining, the cries of Gerald Jr., who will never in his life satisfy his aching need to be held.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Impervious.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • We’re impervious, we scintillate, we are thirteen.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • No wonder men got impervious to superficial pain, I thought.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Sometimes it works, but other times he is impervious to my tricks.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • She is very good at it, and impervious to danger.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Colonel Cathcart was impervious to absolutes.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I thought I could speak to you because you’re the one person who’s impervious to any sort of shock.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Before, dark and opaque bodies had surrounded me, impervious to my touch or sight; but I now found that I could wander on at liberty, with no obstacles which I could not either surmount or avoid.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • She had thought him impervious to shock; he wasn’t.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • A wide and apparently an impervious boundary of forests severed the possessions of the hostile provinces of France and England.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • But he was impervious to the veiled criticism.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Golems were impervious to most weapons, though a sudden fall or blow could shatter their mud skin, especially if it was dry and hardening.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • These words indicated that the commander pursued a policy impervious to arguments.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He went his way, amused, contemptuous, impervious to the opinions of those about him, so courteous that his courtesy was an affront in itself.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The interstices were filled up with clay and moss; and coating the whole over with a mixture of tar and lime-water, we obtained a firm balcony, and a capital roof impervious to the severest fall of rain.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The strange dwarf stared hard at Orik, then removed an iron ring from his pocket, plucked three hairs from his beard, twined them around the ring, and threw it onto the street with an impervious clink, spitting after it.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She was one of those elderly "good sports" preserved by an imperviousness to experience and a good digestion into another generation.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Master Micawber was hardly visible in a Guernsey shirt, and the shaggiest suit of slops I ever saw; and the children were done up, like preserved meats, in impervious cases.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Are you quite impervious to good advice?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was as if she demanded more than ever the recognition of her dignity as the last Grierson; as if it had wanted that touch of earthiness to reaffirm her imperviousness.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
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