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indubitable evidence
  too obvious to be doubted
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Standard prefix:  in- at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in incorrect or independent. In this case, dubitable (open to doubt or suspicion) is seldom used in English, but you may be familiar with dubious (doubtful or suspicious).
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  • He could recognize in no one but himself an indubitable right to love her.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The next morning, a Monday, was their twenty-second morning in Gut-shot, and indubitably the worst.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Should I say "undoubtedly Kleenex" or "indubitably"?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Now, you must agree that these are indubitable symptoms of insanity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But, in that early severity of the Puritan character, an inference of this kind could not so indubitably be drawn.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Yes," said d’Artagnan; "but we shall indubitably attract a ball."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "That is, I think, indubitable," said Wesley Mouch.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • At the very instant he did this and uttered those words, Pierre felt that the question of his wife’s guilt which had been tormenting him the whole day was finally and indubitably answered in the affirmative.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He gave them the trail as a privilege indubitably theirs.
    Jack London  --  White Fang

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  • That kind of imprisonment clearly, indubitably, defines a human being’s relationship to reality.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • First, it proved indubitably that she and her husband occupied separate rooms, in itself a shocking enough state of affairs.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Now, if, during this brief period, Oliver had been surrounded by careful grandmothers, anxious aunts, experienced nurses, and doctors of profound wisdom, he would most inevitably and indubitably have been killed in no time.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He had been able to repress every disrespectful word; but the flashing eye, the gloomy and troubled brow, were part of a natural language that could not be repressed,—indubitable signs, which showed too plainly that the man could not become a thing.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • —That she is a gentleman’s daughter, is indubitable to me; that she associates with gentlemen’s daughters, no one, I apprehend, will deny.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • He could recognize in no one but himself an indubitable right to love her.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Wrong again: for indubitably he does support himself, and that is the only unanswerable proof that any man can show of his possessing the means so to do.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • However curious it may seem for an oil-ship to be borrowing oil on the whale-ground, and however much it may invertedly contradict the old proverb about carrying coals to Newcastle, yet sometimes such a thing really happens; and in the present case Captain Derick De Deer did indubitably conduct a lamp-feeder as Flask did declare.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The audience were too much interested in the question not to pronounce the Prince’s assumed right altogether indubitable.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • But you are doubtless quite right to adhere to him; indubitably, he adhered to you.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • Having once come to this conclusion it seemed to Phillotson more and more indubitably the true one.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The change was indubitable.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • But whatever might be the particulars of their separation, her sister’s affliction was indubitable; and she thought with the tenderest compassion of that violent sorrow which Marianne was in all probability not merely giving way to as a relief, but feeding and encouraging as a duty.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I say, master, that I shall not be hanged, perchance, but that I shall be hanged indubitably.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • There was much pleasant conversation about the news of the day, topics of business and politics, or the lighter matters of amusement; while religion, though indubitably the main thing at heart, was thrown tastefully into the background.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • Yet it is an indubitable fact, within the cognizance of this history, that five minutes after he had left the house in the self-same hat, the same descendant of the Scadgerses and connexion by matrimony of the Powlers, shook her right-hand mitten at his portrait, made a contemptuous grimace at that work of art, and said ’Serve you right, you Noodle, and I am glad of it.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The only thing is that I may well be asked, I acknowledge, why then, in the present fiction, I have suffered Henrietta (of whom we have indubitably too much) so officiously, so strangely, so almost inexplicably, to pervade.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • God’s unity was indubitable and indubitably announced, but on all other points he wavered like the average Christian; his belief in the life to come would pale to a hope, vanish, reappear, all in a single sentence or a dozen heart-beats, so that the corpuscles of his blood rather than he seemed to decide which opinion he should hold, and for how long.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • She confined herself, or tried to confine herself, to the simple, indubitable family misery which must envelop all, if it were indeed a matter of certified guilt and public exposure.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • She is so indubitably sister to Mr. Smallweed the younger that the two kneaded into one would hardly make a young person of average proportions, while she so happily exemplifies the before-mentioned family likeness to the monkey tribe that attired in a spangled robe and cap she might walk about the table-land on the top of a barrelorgan without exciting much remark as an unusual specimen.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • As for me, I was pleased to be off duty; I was pleased to think that Florence for the moment was indubitably out of mischief—because she was talking about Ludwig the Courageous (I think it was Ludwig the Courageous but I am not an historian) about Ludwig the Courageous of Hessen who wanted to have three wives at once and patronized Luther—something like that!
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • He surrendered so quickly, looked so wretched at the sight of his castle in ruins, and replied in so craven a tone to Swann, appealing to him not to persist in a refutation which was already superfluous, "All right; all right; anyhow, even if I have made a mistake that’s not a crime, I hope," that Swann longed to be able to console him by insisting that the story was indubitably true and exquisitely funny.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • …then he authorizeth all private men, to disobey their Princes, in maintenance of their Religion, true, or false; if he say, he ought to bee obedient, then he alloweth to himself, that which hee denyeth to another, contrary to the words of our Saviour, "Whatsoever you would that men should doe unto you, that doe yee unto them;" and contrary to the Law of Nature, (which is the indubitable everlasting Law of God) "Do not to another, that which thou wouldest not he should doe unto thee."
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • …was the usual waiting and the important air assumed by the doctor, with which he was so familiar (resembling that which he himself assumed in court), and the sounding and listening, and the questions which called for answers that were foregone conclusions and were evidently unnecessary, and the look of importance which implied that "if only you put yourself in our hands we will arrange everything — we know indubitably how it has to be done, always in the same way for everybody alike."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Too pale, badly used, terribly tired in spite of his sleep, but still indubitably the Tadder.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Lost they indubitably were; but the boat remained, and Wolf Larsen made one more reckless effort to recover it.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • If Venters had not been indubitably certain that he had entered the right canyon his astonishment would not have been so great.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Here we have writing that is still indubitably English, but English rid of its artificial restraints and broken to the less self-conscious grammar and syntax of a simple and untutored folk.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The only thing is that I may well be asked, I acknowledge, why then, in the present fiction, I have suffered Henrietta (of whom we have indubitably too much) so officiously, so strangely, so almost inexplicably, to pervade.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • There was something so indubitably genuine in the wonderful laugh, and series of snorts and puffs, engendered in Mr Pancks’s astonishment at, and utter rejection of, the idea, that his being quite in earnest could not be questioned.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The often-agitated question between agriculture and commerce has, from indubitable experience, received a decision which has silenced the rivalship that once subsisted between them, and has proved, to the satisfaction of their friends, that their interests are intimately blended and interwoven.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Now, at the age of seventy-five, he has once again re-read the entire works of Shakespeare, including the historical plays, and I have felt with an even greater force, the same feelings–this time, however, not of bewilderment, but of firm, indubitable conviction that the unquestionable glory of a great genius which Shakespeare enjoys, and which compels writers of our time to imitate him and readers and spectators to discover in him non-existent merits–thereby distorting their aesthetic…
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • Indubitably in consequence of the reiterated examples of poets in the delirium of the frenzy of attachment or in the abasement of rejection invoking ardent sympathetic constellations or the frigidity of the satellite of their planet.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Seeing her puzzlement, he said, "Indubitably typhus."
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • For instance, did the seven weeks he had demonstrably, indubitably spent with these people here feel like a mere seven days?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "At all events, if I am right," I thought to myself, "I must certainly find some remains of primitive plants, and it will be absolutely necessary to give way to such indubitable evidence.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • But one fact was indubitable—she was in amicable relations with the highest dignitaries of all the churches and sects.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Indubitably.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • You have described very nicely an indubitably moral element in the nature of music: to wit, that by its peculiar and lively means of measurement, it lends an awareness, both intellectual and precious, to the flow of time.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • If Mr. Elton, on his return, made his own indifference as evident and indubitable as she could not doubt he would anxiously do, she could not imagine Harriet’s persisting to place her happiness in the sight or the recollection of him.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
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