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Examples of indomitable in a Sentence
an indomitable spirit was needed to endure the rigors of pioneer life
Recent Examples of indomitable from the Web
How would the indomitable Murphy Brownnavigate the #MeToo era?
Demonstrating an indomitable, even heroic, will, Dr. Hawking carried on with his work and is believed to have been the longest-surviving patient to have ALS.
Despite being an indomitable workhouse in the booth, the embattled Alamo Records artist has struggled to stave off his demons.
First and foremost is the indomitable Angela Merkel, German chancellor since 2005.
But Churchill was an indomitable leader who didn't mince words.
Having cut his own tether to others, Worsley had only his indomitable will to guide him.
In this odyssey, Cora navigates dangers that span centuries with only her indomitable will to guide her.
Cafritz’s monumental collection, both before and after the fire, and the indomitable spirit that drove her to acquire it, are examined and celebrated in the late collector’s new book from Rizzoli, Fired Up!
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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.
INDOMITABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indomitable for English Language Learners
: impossible to defeat or discourage
INDOMITABLE Defined for Kids
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