un·​breach·​able | \ ˌən-ˈbrē-chə-bəl How to pronounce unbreachable (audio) \

Definition of unbreachable

: not able to be entered, penetrated, or crossed : impossible to breach a seemingly unbreachable divide unbreachable computer networks The four-minute mile and the 10-second 100-meter dash were once deemed unbreachable barriers.— Carlos Lozada

Examples of unbreachable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the start of Europe’s migration crisis in 2015, the English Channel was regarded as an unbreachable barrier, its shifting currents and volatile weather making any attempt to cross too dangerous. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2021 This reduces what were once formerly unbreachable barriers to entry to many industries. Bill Fischer, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 The act of crossing over the supposedly unbreachable rivers of race is meant to be shameful. Nylah Burton, refinery29.com, 26 Sep. 2021 Another, an election-security expert named Harri Hursti, tracks down supposedly unbreachable voting machines to tinker with their vulnerabilities. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, 28 Oct. 2020 The prime minister has often demonstrated willingness to confront the British political class and European leaders with supposedly unbreachable lines only to find flexibility. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2020 For four years, Trump’s defenders have persuaded tens of millions of Americans that his words matter less than the words of other presidents, that there exists some kind of unbreachable firewall between bad tweets and bad acts. David French, National Review, 30 Sep. 2019 My separation from Eddie is permanent and unbreachable. Alissa Torres, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2018 At its heart, for all its talk of sailing ships and barren crags, the distance Cliff explores best is the at times unbreachable one that divides people. Charlotte Graham, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unbreachable

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbreachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbreachable. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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