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
Recent Examples of invaluable from the Web
Either way, creating lists and advanced searches on Twitter is invaluable.
Participants get invaluable on-the-job training all while reducing waste.
Years of promises That interview information is invaluable, said Eva Thibaudeau-Graczyk, Coalition for the Homeless director of programs.
Over the decades, Woods said, some had made invaluable efforts to document the Africatown experience, notably folklorist Zora Neale Hurston.
Having that infrastructure of women within the industry is invaluable.
Several times these have been invaluable because computer systems are not foolproof.
Coupled with his cockroach drive to never concede an inch has made him an invaluable backup to play any secondary spot, in addition to screaming downfield to down a punt or tackle a returner.
Many of these networks have been invaluable in protecting their members.
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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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