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Examples of invincible in a Sentence
The loss proved that the team is not invincible.
an invincible wrestler who has never lost a match
Recent Examples of invincible from the Web
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Yet social conservatives would soon be shocked at the inadequacy of their once invincible coalition.
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That same formula is at the heart of the currently most pervasive of all bad cinematic genres, the action movie without real action: where contending forces are invincible, there can be no plausible conflict, only choreography.
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Did You Know?
The origins of invincible are easily subdued. The word derives, via Middle French, from Late Latin invincibilis—a combination of the negative prefix in- with vincibilis, an adjective meaning "conquerable," from the Latin verb vincere, "to conquer." Other descendants of vincere in English include convince, evince, vanquish, and even victor. Vincere also gave English vincible, meaning (unsurprisingly) "capable of being overcome or subdued," though it is significantly less common than invincible.
Origin and Etymology of invincible
Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin invincibilis, from Latin in- + vincere to conquer — more at victor
First Known Use: 15th century
INVINCIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of invincible for English Language Learners
: impossible to defeat or overcome
INVINCIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of invincible for Students
: impossible to defeat
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