Examples of invaluable in a Sentence
- Unfortunately, though, Sally does not respond to lithium, which has been invaluable for many patients with manic-depressive illness … —Oliver Sacks, New York Review of Books, 25 Sept. 2008
- … the scrolls provide an invaluable snapshot of at least one important strain in early Judaism—though they are by no means a complete record of Jewish belief at that time. —Jeremy Lott, Lingua Franca, February 2001
- I stayed there only a month or so but it was an invaluable experience … : that month's residence provided the inspiration for a novel I wrote much later, Sophie's Choice. —William Styron, This Quiet Dust and Other Writings, (1953) 1982
Their help has been invaluable to us.
the list of likely donors proved to be invaluable to our fund-raising efforts
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Artillerymen found the chronograph invaluable for judging range for cannon fire: measuring the time between seeing the muzzle flash and hearing the report; then calculating the distance.
More Voices In situations of cognitive decline where children need to take the financial reins from their parents, that knowledge can invaluable and help facilitate a smoother transfer of responsibility.
That invaluable intelligence can make all the difference in beating blockers and ball carriers to the point of attack.
The invaluable Ramirez shifted to second base and Yandy Gomez - signed as a minor league free agent four years ago - stepped in at third and has batted .448 during the win streak.
Each new North Korean missile and nuclear test gives Pyongyang's scientists invaluable information that allows big jumps in capability.
All of that figures to be invaluable for a first-time head coach, assuming the egos can be balanced, and Smith maintain control of his own program.
Trump's supporters say enacting the tax cut is invaluable in part because his 2020 re-election hopes hinge heavily on Republicans' ability to keep control of Congress in the midterms.
In the end, the cobra specimen proved to be invaluable.
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Many people find it confusing that the in- prefix at the beginning of invaluable apparently lacks the meaning "not" found in a number of other words, such as invalid, inarticulate, and insane. In fact, the prefix does indicate negation, but in a way that is not immediately obvious. The original (and current) meaning of invaluable is "valuable beyond estimation"; the word describes something so precious that one cannot assign a price to it. This, clearly, is the opposite of the meaning "having no value; valueless" that the word might seem to carry. Invaluable actually has been recorded in the sense "without value," but such use has been exceedingly rare and is practically nonexistent today.
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