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
Axe comes to find Taylor invaluable and seems to take the position that gender doesn’t factor so much as how brilliant someone is at seeing minute fluctuations in the markets.
Unlike their taller cousins, hatchbacks typically aren’t available with all-wheel drive — a feature that could prove invaluable for grads who end up in the Snow Belt.
Tim was a treasured member of the CDC family and his work as an epidemiologist was invaluable to CDC’s efforts to protect the health, safety, and security of Americans.
Sheela became invaluable to Rajneesh on his dual missions to spread enlightenment around the world and to acquire significant wealth.
We disover things in the material through accents that are invaluable to me as an actor.
He's increased the pace New Orleans plays with considerably and his leadership on the floor has been invaluable for a New Orleans team that doesn't have much experience playing in big moments.
Eyewitness testimony collected under certain circumstances could still be invaluable.
Deklotz said in an informational packet about the program that Oasis' volunteers are invaluable.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'invaluable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
invaluable = valuable?
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.
INVALUABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of invaluable for English Language Learners
: extremely valuable or useful
INVALUABLE Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up invaluable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).