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impregnable

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Definition able to withstand attack
  • an impregnable argument
  • an impregnable fortress
  • impregnable = able to withstand attack
  • impregnable self-confidence
  • The impregnable strength of him—earthing his feet near her shoulders.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • impregnable = strong (able to withstand attack)
  • She's impregnable herself, and with the element of time working for her she eventually gets inside everyone.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • impregnable = able to withstand attack
  • It was as if they did not trust the impregnability of their own position.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • The Germans fortified it and made it impregnable.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Impregnable Malta surrenders without a shot; his most reckless schemes are crowned with success.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But there was another castle nearby, vastly larger and impregnable.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Our harvest has been plentiful, the mountains protect us, and the Eyrie is impregnable.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • He has evidently a hiding-place in his house that he fancies to be pretty impregnable.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • The building's impregnable.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Mabel exclaimed, for the idea that the blockhouse would be impregnable with such a garrison at once crossed her mind.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • That influence, in its last analysis, was simply the power of money: Bertha Dorset's social credit was based on an impregnable bank-account.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Of being locked into a physically impregnable cocoon.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Her busyness gave Missie an air of abandon, quite impregnable.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Sheltered by two great oceans, America seemed impregnable.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Chapter 25 Jurgis got up, wild with rage, but the door was shut and the great castle was dark and impregnable.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It still seemed to me that he took a stance all too conveniently impregnable.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He needed information; he needed to find a weak link in the wizard's seemingly impregnable armor.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard

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