un·​shak·​able | \ ˌən-ˈshā-kə-bəl How to pronounce unshakable (audio) \

Definition of unshakable

: not possible to weaken or get rid of : not able to be shaken an unshakable habit unshakable determination/opposition

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unshakably \ ˌən-​ˈshā-​kə-​blē How to pronounce unshakably (audio) \ adverb
Switzerland is as unshakably opposed to sanctions as ever: neutrality, the Swiss claim, requires it. The Economist

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Recent Examples on the Web But perhaps an even greater revival, harder to quantify, involved Smith, whose unshakable faith was rewarded with the program’s first bowl eligibility since 2014. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Column: The reversal of Lovie Smith’s career trajectory is an even more stunning turnaround than Illinois’ comeback at Michigan State," 13 Nov. 2019 Maybe Affonso, with his unshakable faith, has a future as a bishop. BostonGlobe.com, "Could the future of Catholicism be taking shape in this church basement? - The Boston Globe," 9 Oct. 2019 And because Hollywood, though easy enough to dismiss as an exponent of impersonal brand-driven content, is also an honest-to-God repository of some of our most unshakable moviegoing dreams. Los Angeles Times, "The worst summer movie season ever? Nope. It’s time for an #UltimateSummerMovie Showdown," 28 Apr. 2020 Trump’s relative advantage in the Electoral College, though persistent so far, is not unshakable. Nate Cohn, BostonGlobe.com, "Why Biden’s polling lead vs. Trump isn’t as solid as it looks," 13 Apr. 2020 People figure out ways to go up against powers and trends that have until certain points in history been unshakable. Alvin Melathe, The Atlantic, "Social Distance: We Can’t Go Back to Normal," 11 Apr. 2020 The first day of the hearings was notable for the sobriety, clarity, and unshakable dignity of the witnesses. David Remnick, The New Yorker, "The Sober Clarity of the Impeachment Witnesses," 15 Nov. 2019 As delirious fans, suddenly in a forgiving mood, reached over the brick wall to slap Book on the shoulder pads and that famous gold helmet, the unshakable redshirt junior from El Dorado Hills in Northern California basked in the glory. Mike Berardino, Indianapolis Star, "Ian Book, unshaken by the critics, leads late comeback win for Notre Dame," 2 Nov. 2019 Green republicans have an unshakable conviction that the endless search for economic growth set in motion by the advent of mass consumerism is at the very root of our ecological crisis. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "The Green New Deal Meets Green Republicanism," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unshakable

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Unshakable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshakable. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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: too strong to be changed, weakened, or destroyed

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