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
Survey feedback can be invaluable to companies facing stiff competition to attract and retain workers.
Planning and other support from the William Penn Foundation have been invaluable, said DuVall.
Marrs had to pull back the reins a little after that and finished 15 hours off the winning pace, but his ability to run at the front and still finish in the top 10 will be invaluable experience this year.
The Color of Pain website is an invaluable resource for us all.
That brings us to Monday’s oral arguments in Janus, about which Amy Howe of the invaluable SCOTUSBlog wrote the single most terrifying sentence that yet has been written about this case.
Often, the volunteers, who have some superhuman ability to stand in frigid weather for hours on end, are invaluable.
It was crafted to compel recognition by a stubborn nation of the inimitable and invaluable role black people have played in the creation and sustainment of the United States.
Their collective support is invaluable to the BPA program, Luter said.
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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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Definition of invaluable for English Language Learners
: extremely valuable or useful
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