unkillable

adjective
un·​kill·​able | \ ˌən-ˈki-lə-bəl How to pronounce unkillable (audio) \

Definition of unkillable

: incapable of being killed : not killable an unkillable legend a seemingly unkillable hero

Examples of unkillable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At this point, June is more unkillable handmaid Terminator than woman. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "How The Handmaid's Tale Just Made Janine's Story Even More Tragic," 25 July 2019 The nuptial rituals feel similarly stale and unkillable: the proposal, the vows, the first dance. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "People Are Still Getting Married, and This Book Is Here to Help," 10 June 2019 Nothing was going to kill the seemingly unkillable Mountain except total destruction. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Why Did The Hound Have to Die on 'Game of Thrones'?," 13 May 2019 Our potty-mouthed and essentially unkillable protagonist huffs a few breaths from his gas oven before lying down on several barrels full of test fuel. Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, "Deadpool 2 Is Even Better Than the Original," 14 May 2018 In the very near future, a species of large, seemingly unkillable spider-like monsters appears and wipes out most of humanity. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "A Quiet Place blends horror and drama in a silent world," 5 Apr. 2018 Like any good, unkillable government project, the ISS has its roots sunk in congressional districts all over the country, where manufacturers and suppliers have long relied on regular contracts to continue servicing the station. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "3 Reasons Trump's Plan to Privatize the International Space Station Won't (and Shouldn't) Happen," 11 Feb. 2018 One of these things will prove true in the resurrection of a truly unkillable franchise. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Fall 2017 Movie Release Schedule," 8 Sep. 2017 But lumping all tardigrade species into one unkillable chimera was a fatal flaw in this argument, according to tardigrade expert William R. Miller. Ben Guarino, ajc, "These animals can survive until the end of the Earth, astrophysicists say," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of unkillable

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Unkillable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unkillable. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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