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inviolable
used in Light in August

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Definition
assumed protection from being violated or infringed
  • He fell in love contrary to all the tradition of his austere and jealous country raising which demands in the object physical inviolability.
    Chapter 2 (72% in)
  • I mean, because she did not worry about what to say, about plausibility or the possibility of incredulity on his part: that somewhere, somehow, in the shape or presence or whatever of that old outcast minister was a sanctuary which would be inviolable not only to officers and mobs, but to the very irrevocable past; to whatever crimes had molded and shaped him and left him at last high and dry in a barred cell with the shape of an incipient executioner everywhere he looked.
    Chapter 19 (23% in)
  • When he believed that he had heard the call it seemed to him that he could see his future, his life, intact and on all sides complete and inviolable, like a classic and serene vase, where the spirit could be born anew sheltered from the harsh gale of living and die so, peacefully, with only the far sound of the circumvented wind, with scarce even a handful of rotting dust to be disposed of.
    Chapter 20 (45% in)

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