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
This outlet for unbiased, invaluable local journalism has a large audience and has made the world a better place.
As promising as his skill set is, those intangibles will prove invaluable.
These are invaluable resources for the history of religion in the United States. ….
Chabad also has been using their 187 centers across the state of Florida as an invaluable resource to create a system of communication and be helpful to people who are out of town and couldn't reach a family member.
But most significantly, having a peer who can relate to the rare background and responsibility that both directors possess has been invaluable.
Rodgers expects the kitchen will prove invaluable again and again during the all-volunteer fire department's fundraisers.
The invaluable Sarah Kliff at Vox takes us to Tennessee, where one part of Trumpsurance is already in place,with catastrophic results.
Marillyn Hewson While President Trump has called Lockheed’s F-35 fighter-jet program too expensive, the Commander-in-Chief remains an invaluable—if fickle—ally for the company, which counts the U.S. government as its biggest customer.
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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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