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Definition very valuable; or too valuable to put in monetary terms
  • The job provided invaluable experience.
  • Her assistance was invaluable.
  • Invaluable paintings were lost in the fire.
  • Amanda Levick and Lara Warner, whose help was invaluable; and Philip Benedict, for insight into the minds and libraries of seventeenth-century clergy.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • In assembling this book I received invaluable assistance from many people, but Linda Mariam Moore and David S. Roberts deserve special mention.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • He was one of those invaluable labourers who can not only turn their hand to everything, but excel in everything they turn their hand to.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Montgomery had referred to her as "a most remarkable woman, and invaluable as a scout."
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Those disks could have been invaluable to Acting Commander Gudgeon at his hearing.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • "I'm sure you're invaluable."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Some have argued for abandoning this place because of its drain on our resources, but Tronjheim does perform one invaluable task.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The elves and the Urgals proved invaluable.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • But its contents are invaluable.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini's Daughter
  • You are as good a cavalry officer as I have known, and your service to this army has been invaluable.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • "Here it is," said Athos; and he took the invaluable paper from the pocket of his uniform.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • There are so many things that you can do that would be invaluable, with your knowledge of the language.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Alice was an invaluable ally, even though she knew nothing about my secret life.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • When they took Talland House father and mother gave us—me at any rate—what has been perennial, invaluable.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Of course, Thora was invaluable to my brother-he always said she was the best secretary he ever had-and he was very fond of her, too.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • A profiler, if he or she is good, is actually invaluable in an investigation of this kind.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • "And she," said Mrs Smith, "besides nursing me most admirably, has really proved an invaluable acquaintance.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion

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