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Examples of indomitable in a Sentence
an indomitable spirit was needed to endure the rigors of pioneer life
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Though Moonee’s story may not have a Hollywood happy ending when she’s grown and the world has been cruel, Baker has created an indomitable character who’s at least got a fighting chance.
Putting the indomitable Julia Louis-Dreyfus aside for argument’s sake, doesn’t Ross deserve respect for combining the rubber-faced charm of Lucille Ball with a modern woman’s spine of steel?
In his self-reliance, alertness, and industriousness, Nada, when introduced, may recall more the kind of marginal but indomitable blue-collar type played by Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen or The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
The previously indomitable Assumption volleyball team met its match Saturday afternoon.
Always a lover of food, Farmer proved to be an indomitable student with a knack for sharing knowledge with others.
Known as an indomitable workhorse in the studio, Future has been relatively quiet since dropping back-to-back albums earlier this year.
For weeks, my colleagues have been laying out the merits – our historical significance, our transit and ready land, our growth and potential for more, our indomitable character.
The thing that has struck me is the indomitable spirit of our community.
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Your Knowledge of indomitable Can Not Be Tamed
The prefix in- means "not in numerous English words (think of "indecent," "indecisive," "inconvenient," and "infallible"). When "in-" teamed up with the Latin domitare ("to tame"), the result was a word meaning "unable to be tamed." "Indomitable" was first used in English in the 1600s as a synonym of "wild," but over time its sense of untamability turned from a problem to a virtue. By the 1800s, "indomitable" was being used for people whose courage and persistence helped them to succeed in difficult situations.
Synonymsbulletproof, impregnable, invincible, insuperable, insurmountable, invulnerable, unbeatable, unconquerable, unstoppable
Antonymssuperable, surmountable, vincible, vulnerable
Related Wordsinviolable, unassailable, unbreachable, untouchable; armored, defended, guarded, protected, safe, safeguarded, secure, shielded; unbeaten, unbowed, unconquered, undefeated, unsubdued
Near Antonymsexposed, imperiled (or imperilled), insecure, liable, open, susceptible, unguarded, unprotected, unsafe; defenseless, helpless, powerless, weak
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