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Definition not in danger of being affected by something — especially a disease


relating to disease resistance
  • People are immune if they've had the virus previously or been vaccinated.
immune = not in danger (from something)
  • She is immune to chickenpox because she has been vaccinated.
  • immune = not susceptible (not in danger from)
  • But mostly because Ali was immune to the insults of his assailants; he had found his joy, his antidote, the moment Sanaubar had given birth to Hassan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • immune = fully resistant (unaffected by)
  • My family was not immune to this.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • immune = fully resistant (unaffected by)
  • But I thought I was immune, you know, safe.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • immune = not susceptible (not affected by)
  • Lale is largely immune to the camp disputes.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • immune = resistant (not influenced or affected by)
  • Even Britain was not immune from this phenomenon,
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • immune = unaffected
  • What made them immune to the lesions?
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • immune = not susceptible (not in danger from)
  • When they say the time is right, we'll remove the Swipe and tell our remaining subjects if they are—or are not—immune to the Flare.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • immune = fully resistant (not affected by)
  • He might be immune from the virus — unless, of course, Crake had been lying to him — but not from the rage and despair of its carriers.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • immune = not in danger of suffering
  • August had been stung so many times she had immunity.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • immunity = not in danger of suffering from something
  • Thomas grew immune to the ceaseless rattling of the chains that pulled him upward.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • immune = unaffected by
  • He couldn't push the minds of the dead as he could the living, but he could use all the tools of flattery and persuasion he possessed, for the dead are not immune to either.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • immune = fully resistant (not affected by)
  • Miss Caroline seemed unaware that the ragged, denim-shirted and floursack-skirted first grade, most of whom had chopped cotton and fed hogs from the time they were able to walk, were immune to imaginative literature.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • immune = resistant (not influenced or affected by)
  • It might be difficult—and it was so—to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • immunity = freedom (not affected by)
  • But that person must have been immune to the cheerleaders and their cheers because he didn't end up on my list anywhere.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • immune = not susceptible (not influenced by)
  • They were immune to its poison.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • immune = not susceptible (not in danger from)
  • They have to be immune to fire.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • immune = not susceptible (not in danger from)
  • Thibault wasn't completely immune to the escalating tension, and like everyone else, he'd needed an outlet.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • immune = not susceptible (unaffected by)
  • Imperfect skin is a sign of a poor immune system.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
immune = disease resistance

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