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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
In Nate’s eyes, the 65-year-old Virginia doctor has been an indomitable adventurer, world traveler and tower of physical strength.
First, Deborah's voice is thick and soulful, smoky and strong, vulnerable and indomitable — all at once.
Bening is capable of being waspish, consoling, frail, indomitable, and woebegone – sometimes all at once.
In a time when the Warriors have been seen as indomitable, off-target shots and missing mojo from the two-time MVP are the strongest forms of kryptonite.
No matter what comes before, no matter how many stones the past throws at the present, the human spirit contains an indomitable belief that things can be better.
Meanwhile, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, who quickly endeared herself to the royal family with her impressive and indomitable spirit, looked on, tears in her eyes.
Ruthless, indomitable and voracious, the femme fatale Asughara brandishes Ada like a weapon.
After Pittsburgh tied that game, 3-3, in the eighth inning on Starling Marte’s shocking two-run homer off previously indomitable reliever Josh Hader, Ryan Braun delivered a huge two-run double as the Brewers made off with an uplifting 5-3 victory.
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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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