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Examples of impeccable in a Sentence
Grandfather found a reason to slip in every five minutes. The empty soda cans had to be removed, the bowl of potato chips refreshed. He was sure that he moved unnoticed, like an impeccable waiter of the old school … —Darryl Pinckney, High Cotton, 1992
His English was impeccable but halting, like a well-tooled but slightly rusted machine. —John Updike, New Yorker, 20 Apr. 1987
In order to ensure that at least one verifiable Spaniard participate in this critical venture, Mendoza asked Bishop Zumárraga to nominate as second-in-command a younger friar with impeccable credentials, and the cleric selected a Fransiscan in whom he had great faith … —James A. Michener, Texas, 1985
She has impeccable taste in music.
the etiquette expert was celebrated for her absolutely impeccable manners
Recent Examples of impeccable from the Web
The artistry of Royals starter Jason Vargas is predicated on his impeccable accuracy and pinpoint command.
The 6-foot-4, 223-pounder also made all 44 point-after tries last season, moving his impeccable career mark to 141-for-141 on extra points.
The inventors of the rock opera, practitioners of the art of destroying musical equipment, impeccable mods — the Who are not really like any of the other giants of the British Invasion.
The food is impeccable, the cocktails superb (ask for their margarita with a spicy kick).
Kate Middleton is renowned for her impeccable style choices, and her latest outfit is no exception.
States like South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia all have impeccable golf courses – but the crown jewel of Southern golf is undoubtedly Augusta, Georgia, home of the Masters.
A recent Juilliard grad, Mr. Mark plays a detective, a teacher, Tristan and various other characters with live-wire energy and impeccable technique.
Even though his army was eventually crushed, his memory lived on to inspire Karl Marx and German communists, so Spartak’s new name had impeccable revolutionary pedigree.
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Did You Know?
The word impeccable has been used in English since at least 1531. It derives from the Latin word impeccabilis, a combination of the Latin prefix in-, meaning "not," and the verb peccare, meaning "to sin." Peccare has other descendents in English. There is peccadillo, meaning "a slight offense," and peccant, meaning "guilty of a moral offense or simply "faulty." There is also peccavi, which comes from Latin, where it literally means "I have sinned," and which is used in English as a noun meaning "an acknowledgment of sin."
Origin and Etymology of impeccable
Latin impeccabilis, from in- + peccare to sin
First Known Use: 1531See Words from the same year
IMPECCABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impeccable for English Language Learners
: free from fault or error
IMPECCABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of impeccable for Students
: free from fault or error He had impeccable manners.
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