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  • It didn't make us completely invulnerable, and in combat we sometimes wore actual pieces of armor under it, lightweight and articulated, covering head and limbs and torso, but even without that a handful of guns wouldn't do much damage to either of us.†   (source)
  • If it hadn't been for my new invulnerability, I would've broken every bone in my body.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Woman-haters were like gods: invulnerable and chockfull of power.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I felt invulnerable.†   (source)
  • With time their love became more persistent and invulnerable, but it already had the depth and certainty that characterized it later on.†   (source)
  • I'm invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Even when you've got magic healing runes, apparently you're not invulnerable.†   (source)
  • They were invulnerable.†   (source)
  • He was apparently invulnerable.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The airplane ride exhilarated him, encouraged illusion and a feeling of invulnerability.†   (source)
  • They tend to develop hypochondria in medical school and, once they get over it, if they do, tend to think they're invulnerable.†   (source)
  • In less than forty-eight hours, the supposedly invulnerable security of the town had dissolved.†   (source)
  • Those that lost or never did have this feeling of invulnerability would sooner or later crack up.†   (source)
  • Now, invulnerable, I was as solitary as one live tree in a vast landscape of coal.†   (source)
  • The more superstitious troops considered this a magnificent omen; their commander was apparently invulnerable and naturally they must be, too.†   (source)
  • Even in the grip of agonizing pain or complete debilitation, most jockeys clung to their illusion of invulnerability.†   (source)
  • He'll convince himself he's invulnerable, free to do whatever he wants to do, because he thinks I'm dead.†   (source)
  • D'Anconia Copper-an old, invulnerable company, so rich that it would last for three more generations of looting.†   (source)
  • He felt ennobled and invulnerable.†   (source)
  • That when the plane rolls and plummets, Rose Tucker takes a squeeze bottle out of her purse, some fabulous new topical lotion that confers temporary invulnerability on the user, sort of like a sunscreen, and quickly coats herself?†   (source)
  • Yet on objective investigation, no part appears more invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Four terawatts of power hit the thin steel of the Horvath ship, and the "invulnerable armor" flashed into gas.†   (source)
  • As I watched him from a distance, I knew with absolute surety that Pig had isolated and imprisoned himself in his own physical invulnerability.†   (source)
  • And so while the others partook of the buffet, courtesy of an Officeapproved caterer in Tel Aviv, he spoke of his childhood in the valley—of the Arab raids from the hills of the West Bank, of the Israeli reprisals, of the Six-Day War, which took his father, of the Yom Kippur War, which took his belief that Israel was invulnerable.†   (source)
  • This was something that I felt Colin had not grasped, for he was too rilled with a sense of his own security, with confidence in his invulnerability.†   (source)
  • He is a construct, made invulnerable for this one purpose.†   (source)
  • And somewhat as in blind night, on a mild sea, a sailor may be made aware of an iceberg, fanged and mortal, bearing invisibly near, by the unwarned charm of its breath, nothingness now revealed itself: that permanent night upon which the stars in their expiring generations are less than the glinting of gnats, and nebulae, more trivial than winter breath; that darkness in which eternity lies bent and pale, a dead snake in a jar, and infinity is the sparkling of a wren blown out to sea; that inconceivable chasm of invulnerable silence in which cataclysms ofgalaxies rave mute as amber.†   (source)
  • The only other copy was in Reich's invulnerable safe at home.†   (source)
  • He looked at her with the expression common to African laborers: a blank look, as if he hardly saw her, as if there was an obsequious surface with which he faced her and her kind, covering an invulnerable and secret hinterland.†   (source)
  • "You may be invulnerable in combat," Chiron chided, "but that only makes your body tire faster.†   (source)
  • I remember that he seemed unstoppable, invulnerable to the blows.†   (source)
  • All that everyone knew was that he was immortal, invulnerable, and pitiless, like his master.†   (source)
  • I longed to be able to duplicate that walk, so smooth and fleshless and invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Oh dear, I forgot my friend is invulnerable and took a knife for him.†   (source)
  • If this didn't work, being invulnerable wasn't going to save me from getting blasted to bits.†   (source)
  • "But he is invulnerable," Kronos said quietly.†   (source)
  • When this world is sealed, I will not just be invulnerable; I will live forever.†   (source)
  • If he is truly invulnerable in Alaska, he'd be foolish to come here himself.†   (source)
  • It's just massive and practically invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Much of his power resides in the appearance of invulnerability.†   (source)
  • The thought of Mr. Perfect also being Mr. Invulnerable made me sick.†   (source)
  • But she is not an angel with a cloak of invulnerability.†   (source)
  • He was Hodge the immune and invulnerable, comfortable in the cage of his limitations.†   (source)
  • I grant, and without reservation, that you are invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Perhaps it isn't a thing they ever consider, nor is it a subject he brings up — the more invulnerable they think he is, the better.†   (source)
  • Its fur was completely invulnerable, but if I could strike it in the mouth ...The only problem was, the monster moved too quickly.†   (source)
  • The certainty that his day was assigned gave him a mysterious immunity, an immortality or a fixed period that made him invulnerable to the risks of war and in the end permitted him to win a defeat that was much more difficult, much more bloody and costly than victory.†   (source)
  • the merchandise in the booths was falling apart, the cloths spread over the doors were splotched with mold, the counters undermined by termites, the walls eaten away by dampness, but the Arabs of the third generation were sitting in the same place and in the same position as their fathers and grandfathers, taciturn, dauntless, invulnerable to time and disaster, as alive or as dead as they had been after the insomnia plague and Colonel Aureliano Buendia's thirty-two wars.†   (source)
  • himself, to such an extent that just as an instinct for reproduction was attributed to humankind, so there must have been another one more definite and pressing, which was the instinct to kill cockroaches, and if the latter had succeeded in escaping human ferocity it was because they had taken refuge in the shadows, where they became invulnerable because of man's congenital fear of the dark, but on the other hand they became susceptible to the glow of noon, so that by the Middle Ages already, and in present times, andper omnia secula seculorum , the only effective method for killing cockroaches was the glare of the sun.†   (source)
  • A short time later they were rescued by the flour Aurelianos, whose crosses of ash inspired a sacred respect, as if they were caste marks, stamps of invulnerability.†   (source)
  • It was as if the machine guns had been loaded with caps, because their panting rattle could be heard and their incandescent spitting could be seen, but not the slightest reaction was perceived, not a cry, not even a sigh among the compact crowd that seemed petrified by an instantaneous invulnerability.†   (source)
  • No man may be completely invulnerable.†   (source)
  • When I was at the River Styx, turning invulnerable ...Nico said I had to concentrate on one thing that kept me anchored to the world, that made me want to stay mortal.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Third—and this is what you have to believe deep in your hearts—Galbatorix isn't invulnerable, however powerful he is.†   (source)
  • Ratatosk is invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Dipped in the River Styx as a child, you know, so he was invulnerable except for a tiny spot on his ankle.†   (source)
  • They walk in the dark, along the edges of high cliffs, humming to themselves, thinking themselves invulnerable.†   (source)
  • He felt invincible, invulnerable.†   (source)
  • He was not invulnerable any longer, but whatever it was, he thought, wherever it came from, he was safe from it here, as in a circle of fires drawn about him to ward off evil.†   (source)
  • Galbatorix isn't invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Of course, Dick was very literal-minded, very— he had no understanding of music, poetry-and yet when you got right down toot, Dick's literalness, his pragmatic approach to every subject, was the primary reason Perry had been attracted to him, for it made Dick seem, compared to himself, so authentically tough, invulnerable, "totally masculine.†   (source)
  • There was a lot ofback-and-forth about whether Sebastian's basically invulnerable now, and if there are ways to wound and kill him.†   (source)
  • Each day we moved closer to the day when we would graduate, when we could be invulnerable to the displeasure of The Ten.†   (source)
  • Never had he returned to anything but a loving family, he had taken for granted the fraternity of the university, and the world was a garden of exquisite and invulnerable women.†   (source)
  • He has an extraordinary build with an extremely strong skeleton, which makes him almost invulnerable.†   (source)
  • My body seemed enlarged, tingling, electric, and somehow invulnerable as I crept unseen beneath the covering azaleas.†   (source)
  • The woman with the koi tattoo spoke out again: "Is it true that Sebastian Morgenstern is invulnerable now?†   (source)
  • From the screen, the face of John Galt was looking at the nation, the face without pain or fear or guilt, implacable by virtue of serenity, invulnerable by virtue of self-esteem.†   (source)
  • The Institute was a universe in love with the first person plural, the shout of the uniformed mob, which gave the school its fundamental identity, the source of its strength and invulnerability.†   (source)
  • Behind Poteete's eyes, the hive of terror was looseon him and each cell in his brain had become wasp-winged and deadly, each cell was hourglass-shaped, and each cell, tremulous with the diminutive thunder of hornets, felt the power of flight and the invulnerability of the swarm.†   (source)
  • If Reich can readjust and reorient before I can reach him, he will become immune to our reality, invulnerable to our attack, and the deadly enemy of Galactic reason and reality.†   (source)
  • It was Will's place to be polite, his business to be cold, a functionary, invulnerable to any wedge of fellow-feeling.†   (source)
  • Into his wounded animal love for a creature beyond either love or hate, translated into a present eternity, she projected what her marriage might have been; and his loss of what had seemed invulnerable was the objectification of her loss of what never was.†   (source)
  • They were invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Even if he were to roll the truck over the embankment into the Tonawanda, brown-green and motionless in August, thick as bad soup and faintly smelling of city sewage and horse— and cow— and pig-manure from the outer edges of Buffalo and the heart of Batavia and the villages, barnyards, hundred back pastures it slid down through—even if he were to slam the truck into a concrete abutment—she'd be outside the reach of her son's childish anger, invulnerable even if he killed her, which he would not.†   (source)
  • But the thing they were fighting was invulnerable.†   (source)
  • With Boothian gusto he recoiled, pointing to invulnerable nothings.†   (source)
  • But nothing happened to Jack Burden, for nothing ever happened to Jack Burden, who was invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Perhaps that was the curse of Jack Burden: he was invulnerable.†   (source)
  • We do not see the guns that bombard us; the 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.†   (source)
  • He had been sitting there for only a few minutes, ferreting about in his mind for some subterfuge, some invulnerable excuse that would prevent his accompanying bis father, when the sound of running feet reached him.†   (source)
  • —that hated him, that had always hated him, yet choosing her with a kind of outrageous bravado as if a kind of despairing conviction of his irresistibility or invulnerability were a part of the price he had got for whatever it was he had sold the Creditor since according to the old dame he never had had a soul; proposed to her and was accepted—then three months later, with no date ever set for the wedding and marriage itself not mentioned one time since, and on the very day when he established definitely that he woul†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She was invulnerable.†   (source)
  • They are invulnerable, they are pitiless.†   (source)
  • Say, has not the body of that love died, and left you its invulnerable soul?†   (source)
  • The invulnerable dead man forced a way for himself.†   (source)
  • The Martians had been repulsed; they were not invulnerable.†   (source)
  • It was a creation of beauty and invulnerability.†   (source)
  • Yes, sir, clever, daring, and invulnerable!†   (source)
  • He might have been called the invulnerable dwarf of the fray.†   (source)
  • And yet, haggard as he appeared, he looked always perfectly self-controlled, more than calm—almost invulnerable.†   (source)
  • A little coarser nature would not have borne the strain; it would have had to come to terms with itself—with a sigh, with a grunt, or even with a guffaw; a still coarser one would have remained invulnerably ignorant and completely uninteresting.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Moreover, the white man, a tower of strength in himself, was invulnerable, while Dain Waris could be killed.†   (source)
  • As the wife of Rosedale—the Rosedale she felt it in her power to create—she would at least present an invulnerable front to her enemy.†   (source)
  • I mean just that inborn ability to look temptations straight in the face—a readiness unintellectual enough, goodness knows, but without pose—a power of resistance, don't you see, ungracious if you like, but priceless—an unthinking and blessed stiffness before the outward and inward terrors, before the might of nature and the seductive corruption of men—backed by a faith invulnerable to the strength of facts, to the contagion of example, to the solicitation of ideas.†   (source)
  • As to nerves, Mr Merdle is of a cool temperament, and not a sensitive man: is about as invulnerable, I should say, as Achilles.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • he has passed on invulnerable.†   (source)
  • Aurora[117] forgot to ask youth for her lover, and though Tithonus is immortal, he is old, Achilles[118] is not quite invulnerable; the sacred waters did not wash the heel by which Thetis held him.†   (source)
  • I gazed on my victim, and my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph; clapping my hands, I exclaimed, 'I too can create desolation; my enemy is not invulnerable; this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him.'†   (source)
  • Something parallel to this vision appeared, no doubt, in the ancient Orphic epics, which told of the centaurs, the old hippanthropes, those Titans with human heads and equestrian chests who scaled Olympus at a gallop, horrible, invulnerable, sublime—gods and beasts.†   (source)
  • The menacing majesty of Enjolras disarmed and motionless, appeared to oppress this tumult, and this young man, haughty, bloody, and charming, who alone had not a wound, who was as indifferent as an invulnerable being, seemed, by the authority of his tranquil glance, to constrain this sinister rabble to kill him respectfully.†   (source)
  • He had, or thought that he had, a connivance, one might almost say a complicity, of events in his favor, which was equivalent to the invulnerability of antiquity.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We do it wrong, being so majestical, To offer it the show of violence; For it is, as the air, invulnerable, And our vain blows malicious mockery.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • Few parts of the Constitution have been assailed with more intemperance than this; yet on a fair investigation of it, no part can appear more completely invulnerable.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Now it is an established fact that all or most famous knights-errant have some special gift, one that of being proof against enchantment, another that of being made of such invulnerable flesh that he cannot be wounded, as was the famous Roland, one of the twelve peers of France, of whom it is related that he could not be wounded except in the sole of his left foot, and that it must be with the point of a stout pin and not with any other sort of weapon whatever; and so, when Bernardo del Carpio slew him at Roncesvalles, findin†   (source)
  • Far otherwise the inviolable Saints,
    In cubick phalanx firm, advanced entire,
    Invulnerable, impenetrably armed;
    Such high advantages their innocence
    Gave them above their foes; not to have sinned,
    Not to have disobeyed; in fight they stood
    Unwearied, unobnoxious to be pained
    By wound, though from their place by violence moved,
    Now Night her course began, and, over Heaven
    Inducing darkness, grateful truce imposed,
    An†   (source)
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