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When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it: your spirit.
Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  not easily destroyed
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indestructible indestructibility
Standard prefix:  in- at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in incorrect or independent. So, indestructible means not destructible.
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  • When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it: your spirit.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "Nick, don’t let one good turn make you feel indestructible," Go said.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • What we had left were the clothes on our backs, a small amount of food in rusty tins, and Bronwyn’s tank-sized steamer trunk, indestructible and apparently unsinkable—and so absurdly heavy that only Bronwyn herself could ever hope to carry it.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The instrument weighed next to nothing, yet I imagined it was almost indestructible.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • It had saved his life; he believed it made him indestructible.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • There is something eternal and indestructible about the tide-eroded shores and the dark, threatening silences of the swamps in the heart of the island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I’m indestructible.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Nothing holds it together except an idea which is indestructible.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Dammit, I’m practically indestructible.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • All was destroyed, except something intangible yet powerful and indestructible.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • It was indestructible.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • It was the kind of plane that men wanted to be seen in: handsome, masculine, nimble, fiercely armed, reliable, long-winded, and practically indestructible.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And even so, magical amulets are practically indestructible.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The shavings flew right and left; till at last the plane-iron came bump against an indestructible knot.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The Silent Brothers—I thought they were indestructible
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • I was indestructible, unchangeable.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • These hollows are uneffaceable; these formations are indestructible.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Virtual indestructibility was just one of the many perks I was looking forward to.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Lawyers are indestructible.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Dried corn is easy to transport and almost indestructible.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • He already knew to feel Atman in the depths of his being, indestructible, one with the universe.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • I did not then know that it was no transitory blossom, but rather the radiant resemblance of one, cut in an indestructible gem.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • They were indestructible.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • "But," she exclaimed, suddenly, "arsenic is indelible, indestructible; in whatsoever way it is absorbed, it will be found again in the body of the victim from the moment when it has been taken in sufficient quantity to cause death."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Against every doubt and warning in her mind, she felt nothing but a joyous confidence; inexplicably, she felt as if his figure in that crowd was a point of indestructible security.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They are almost indestructible.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Emmett and Jasper were the closest thing to indestructible I could imagine.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Firs’ we presented him with a nice battle helmet —goblin-made an’ indestructible, yeh know — an’ then we sat down an’ we talked.’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Tom Sawyer stepped forward with conceited confidence and soared into the unquenchable and indestructible "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, with fine fury and frantic gesticulation, and broke down in the middle of it.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Inoue Sato appeared to be indestructible.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • As for our craft, it no longer stirred, staying as motionless as if these coral polyps had already walled it in with their indestructible cement.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • In its printed form, thought is more imperishable than ever; it is volatile, irresistible, indestructible.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Meanwhile the silvery-footed Thetis reached Hephaistos’ lodging, indestructible and starry, framed in bronze by the bandy-legged god.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • And while he never actually said it, you got the indestructible impression that Private Cyrus Trask was one of Lincoln’s closest, warmest, and most trusted friends.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • He seemed eternally indestructible as he sat there surrounded by danger, his features molded firmly into that same fierce, regal, just and forbidding countenance which was recognized and revered by every man in the squadron.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’I left the harbour unperceived, the current quickly bore me out to sea, and I rounded the point to the left, passing just over the spot where, beneath the waves, lie the guns, cannon balls, ironwork, and all that was indestructible about our good old wreck.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The wiser effort would have been to diffuse thought and imagination through the opaque substance of to-day, and thus to make it a bright transparency; to spiritualise the burden that began to weigh so heavily; to seek, resolutely, the true and indestructible value that lay hidden in the petty and wearisome incidents, and ordinary characters with which I was now conversant.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The YOUNGER living room would be a comfortable and well-ordered room if it were not for a number of indestructible contradictions to this state of being.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • Their love for Launcelot was indestructible.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • The head, the hand, dwelt in completion, immutable, indestructible: motionless.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Doreen came from a society girls’ college down South and had bright white hair standing out in a cotton candy fluff round her head and blue eyes like transparent agate marbles, hard and polished and just about indestructible, and a mouth set in a sort of perpetual sneer.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • We’re indestructible, aren’t we, you and me?
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • The physical organization, its decay, the indestructibility of matter, the law of the conservation of energy, evolution, were the words which usurped the place of his old belief.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • For months—for years—his life hadn’t been worth a day’s purchase; and there he was gallantly, thoughtlessly alive, to all appearance indestructible solely by the virtue of his few years and of his unreflecting audacity.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Somewhere, on the long road that wound through those four years, the girl with her sachet and dancing slippers had slipped away and there was left a woman with sharp green eyes, who counted pennies and turned her hands to many menial tasks, a woman to whom nothing was left from the wreckage except the indestructible red earth on which she stood.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He had never been inside a church in his life, back when he was young, indestructible.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The blood that ran so close to her fair skin might have been a preserving fluid rather than a ravaging element; yet her look of indestructible youthfulness made her seem neither hard nor dull, but only primitive and pure.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • As a creature of the earth, he endured, hearty, whole, seemingly indestructible, with no regrets and no hope.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • He was too smart, too wary, and even if he had had some kind of incident, he was indestructible.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
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