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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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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.
There was nothing New Age about the resin and plastic mannequin-style hands that were worn as belts at A.W.A.K.E.; these nodded instead to the indomitable Schiap (the subject of a forthcoming exhibition and book).
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.
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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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