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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
This ensured not only exclusive interviews with the singer's relatives, including her indomitable mother Cissy and her two brothers, but also use of the entire range of Houston's music.
Paramore Saturday, July 7, at Starlight Theatre The two disparate versions of the band Paramore are linked by the indomitable talent of Hayley Williams.
Barbara was an indomitable woman, laboring tirelessly to make sure none of her children ever felt neglected despite their parents’ modest income.
The indomitable leader of the only defense at the World Cup to keep three clean sheets .
The Royals, the lowest-scoring team in the major leagues, exploded for five runs off Suter and previously indomitable reliever Josh Hader, and went on to top the Brewers, 5-4.
On Wednesday the indomitable stickman (and rock’s latest knight of the realm) launched his first European tour in seven years at the L’Olympia theatre in Paris — where the Beatles first played in January 1964.
Guitar player, podcaster and keen cultural observer Geoffrey Douville believes that, in a way, the conflict between the local resident and the pickup truch driver also represents an aspect of the indomitable Crescent City character.
An indomitable character Hawking forged ahead despite being stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in his 20s.
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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
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