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When this world is sealed, I will not just be invulnerable; I will live forever.
Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  not vulnerable; immune to attack
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invulnerable invulnerability
Standard prefix:  "in" at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in "insufficient" or "impossible" or "incapable".
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  • When this world is sealed, I will not just be invulnerable; I will live forever.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • They walk in the dark, along the edges of high cliffs, humming to themselves, thinking themselves invulnerable.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I’m invulnerable.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He was certainly not invulnerable, but he would have time.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • But the thing they were fighting was invulnerable.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Dobbins was invulnerable.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The airplane ride exhilarated him, encouraged illusion and a feeling of invulnerability.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Warlocks were immortal but not invulnerable, and "a few inches higher and that would have been it for me," Magnus had said ruefully, examining the knife wound.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • They are invulnerable, they are pitiless.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • If it hadn’t been for my new invulnerability, I would’ve broken every bone in my body.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • Wealth was an inferior object, but what glory would attend the discovery if I could banish disease from the human frame and render man invulnerable to any but a violent death!
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Even when you’ve got magic healing runes, apparently you’re not invulnerable.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The invulnerable dead man forced a way for himself.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • He said Congolese boys wearing crowns of leaves around their heads were invulnerable to Belgian bullets, which passed through them and lodged in the walls behind them.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • But everyone knew one thing: The Shadow was immortal and invulnerable and as pitiless as his master.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • He is determined to possess it because he believes it will make him truly invulnerable.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • They are invulnerable.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Woman-haters were like gods: invulnerable and chockfull of power.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • D’Anconia Copper-an old, invulnerable company, so rich that it would last for three more generations of looting.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Moreover, he was a boy whom no man could hurt; an invulnerable and dodging serpent who, when chased into a corner, flew out again between his captor’s legs, scornfully yelping.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He had been holding a pose above his cider of Gibraltar invulnerability; he continued to gaze challengingly around him until he began to realize that wherever he looked, calculating eyes looked back.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Dipped in the River Styx as a child, you know, so he was invulnerable except for a tiny spot on his ankle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • In his mind, it was as if a missing piece of the world had dropped into place, as if he had been granted the confidence of an invulnerable warrior.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Yes, sir, clever, daring, and invulnerable!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • A sergeant of the English Guards, the foremost boxer in England, reputed invulnerable by his companions, had been killed there by a little French drummer-boy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Its fur was completely invulnerable, but if I could strike it in the mouth …. The only problem was, the monster moved too quickly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • He became irrational in his behavior and spoke of purifying himself in such a manner that he would afterward be invulnerable to the Meiji rifles.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Now, invulnerable, I was as solitary as one live tree in a vast landscape of coal.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • I felt invulnerable.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • He felt invincible, invulnerable.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • What I see clearly is the face of my fourth-grade teacher—a pleasant face, but completely invulnerable, it seemed to me at the time, with sharp, commanding eyes.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • I and my fellows Are ministers of fate: the elements Of whom your swords are temper’d may as well Wound the loud winds, or with bemock’d-at stabs Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish One dowle that’s in my plume; my fellow-ministers Are like invulnerable.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Those that lost or never did have this feeling of invulnerability would sooner or later crack up.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • But nothing happened to Jack Burden, for nothing ever happened to Jack Burden, who was invulnerable.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • But thou, O father, I forewarn thee, shun His deadly arrow; neither vainly hope To be invulnerable in those bright arms, Through tempered heavenly; for that mortal dint, Save he who reigns above, none can resist.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Say, has not the body of that love died, and left you its invulnerable soul?
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • …attacking lines of the enemy infantry are men like ourselves; but these tanks are machines, their caterpillars run on as endless as the war, they are annihilation, they roll without feeling into the craters, and climb up again without stopping, a fleet of roaring, smoke-belching armour-clads, invulnerable steel beasts squashing the dead and the wounded—we shrivel up in our thin skin before them, against their colossal weight our arms are sticks of straw, and our hand-grenades matches.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Let us not forget that the magnitude of our modern life, our railroads, power plants, ocean liners, airplanes, and steel mills flowered from these two concepts, grew from our dream of creating an invulnerable base upon which man and his soul can stand secure.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • He had thought that having nothing else to lose he was invulnerable at last—but he knew that he had just lost something more, as surely as if he had married Judy Jones and seen her fade away before his eyes.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • He set up the two artillery pieces at the entrance to town, put uniforms on his former pupils, who had been amused by his fiery proclamations, and let them wander through the streets armed in order to give outsiders an impression of invulnerability.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Its air of invulnerability was heightened by the darkness of her eyes.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • It seemed to her that self-esteem would have made her invulnerable—that it was her own dishonour which put a fearful solitude about her.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • They tend to develop hypochondria in medical school and, once they get over it, if they do, tend to think they’re invulnerable.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Even in the grip of agonizing pain or complete debilitation, most jockeys clung to their illusion of invulnerability.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He was apparently invulnerable.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • I would infer from what I have mentioned that perhaps I may have some gift of this kind, not that of being invulnerable, because experience has many times proved to me that I am of tender flesh and not at all impenetrable; nor that of being proof against enchantment, for I have already seen myself thrust into a cage, in which all the world would not have been able to confine me except by force of enchantments.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Lestat, had he any native intelligence, might have explained things to me patiently and gently-that I had no need to fear the swamps, that ;o snakes and insects I was utterly invulnerable, and that I must concentrate on my new ability to see in total darkness.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • But did our Saviour, who for calling for, might have had twelve Legions of immortall, invulnerable Angels to assist him, want forces to depose Caesar, or at least Pilate, that unjustly, without finding fault in him, delivered him to the Jews to bee crucified?
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Mr. Bulstrode’s sickly body, shattered by the agitations he had gone through since the last evening, made him feel abjectly in the power of this loud invulnerable man.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • As I watched him from a distance, I knew with absolute surety that Pig had isolated and imprisoned himself in his own physical invulnerability.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
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