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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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For nearly two decades, Beyoncé has been an indomitable force at the Grammy Awards.
Her indomitable spirit persisted until the very end.
Janet's indomitable spirit in the last few months encouraged her family to persist in the face of many struggles.
The only force capable of subverting this Catch-22 is as fragile, and as indomitable, as the butterfly residents of the Khwabgah, those keepers of paradox and contradiction, those leapers over all the divisions that hold us so cruelly apart.
And with Trump standing steadfast, shameless in his desire for victory and bound to his indomitable ego, the Republican National Committee crumbled under his will and re-endorsed the former judge.
With a Big Four so talented that the team is considered indomitable, the most interesting subplot this season may be seeing if Coach Steve Kerr develops some of his younger players to fill in the gaps as his roster begins to age.
When combining the influence of those Southern musical staples with his skills on the guitar and harmonica, and in harmony with his indomitable band, Grey's timbre is both cathartic and invigorating.
As Spotify and the rest of the music business are increasingly banking on Latin America as an indomitable part of their future, Mexico City has already become a core leader of the pack.
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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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