toggle menu
1000+ books


used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition assumed protection from being violated or infringed
  • She felt clothed in a kind of inviolable calm.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • From this time, an inviolable sphere of peace encompassed the lowly heart of the oppressed one,—an ever-present Saviour hallowed it as a temple.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • The king of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • There is privacy at the time, inviolable to the survivor, and holy oblivion, the sequel to each diviner magnanimity, providentially covers all at last.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The inviolable grief she had felt for a great thing only widened her capacity to take little things hard.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • All this was inviolable, like any set of natural laws.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • From the very moment she flung her fist away from her mouth to cry, I knew my feelings for her were inviolable.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • There was only one inviolable rule: The dead who passed through this world could not remain here.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • This circle binds you to the brotherhood, to the inviolable ranks.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Certain areas are officially inviolable unless there's proof.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Their lessons always proved invaluable and inviolable.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He did not want To do it, but custom was strict, inviolable.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Moreover, every form, every deformity even, has there a sense which renders it inviolable.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Is it for you to pique yourself upon inviolable fidelity?
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • But come, for thou, be sure, shalt give account To him who sent us, whose charge is to keep This place inviolable, and these from harm.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • This interchange of love, I here protest, Upon my part shall be inviolable.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • The President of the United States is responsible for his actions; but the person of the King is declared inviolable by the French Charter.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • True, he would rather have slept by himself, but the marriage bed is still the symbol of the marriage bond, and symbols, as we know, are inviolable.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • They associate metal with given shapes...pipes, rods, girders, tools, parts...all of them fixed and inviolable, and think of it as primarily physical.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He knew who he was and where he stood on certain—what he considered—inviolable issues.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®