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Word: impregnable

Definition: invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take


Sentences Containing 'impregnable'

A stronger place, (whereunto to make his refuge, and so to become impregnable) and better fortified than this, hath no man.
All this I say, exalted and esteemed lady, because it seems to me that for us to remain any longer in this castle now is useless, and may be injurious to us in a way that we shall find out some day; for who knows but that your enemy the giant may have learned by means of secret and diligent spies that I am going to destroy him, and if the opportunity be given him he may seize it to fortify himself in some impregnable castle or stronghold, against which all my efforts and the might of my indefatigable arm may avail but little?
As a result, Northern Ireland's demography shifted further in favour of Protestants leaving their ascendancy seemingly impregnable by the late 1950s.
But the fortified cities proved impregnable to the Hanthawaddy forces, and Razadarit retreated from Ava.
Crean's initial naval apprenticeship was aboard the training ship "Impregnable" at Devonport.
For I was not prepared to see Father Mapple after gaining the height, slowly turn round, and stooping over the pulpit, deliberately drag up the ladder step by step, till the whole was deposited within, leaving him impregnable in his little Quebec.
Furthermore: concerning these last mentioned Leviathans, they have two firm fortresses, which, in all human probability, will for ever remain impregnable.
In June 1904 Burney transferred to the command of the battleship and then, in July 1905, to HMS "Impregnable" as inspecting captain of boys' training ships.
Mrs. Pollifax then leads both friends and foes on a merry chase, as she travels around Bulgaria, on a series of absorbing, and interwoven, adventures, including helping to rescue the student and several political prisoners from the seemingly impregnable Panchevsky Institute.
On 25 November, the impregnable fortress of Plassenburg capitulated without a shot being fired.
Perhaps this would not have been so had it been possible to get rid of M. de Villefort; but, like the feudal barons who rebelled against their sovereign, he dwelt in an impregnable fortress.
Shaykh Junayd soon arrived before the walls of Trebizond, but after three days he found the walls impregnable and departed for Mesochaldion.
Some weeks after, the Commodore set sail in this impregnable craft for Valparaiso.
The convicts' position on the top of a cell block provided a nearly impregnable firing position as they were out of range of the guards in the gun cages.
The first to fall was the Goletta, until then reckoned impregnable, and it fell, not by any fault of its defenders, who did all that they could and should have done, but because experiment proved how easily entrenchments could be made in the desert sand there; for water used to be found at two palms depth, while the Turks found none at two yards; and so by means of a quantity of sandbags they raised their works so high that they commanded the walls of the fort, sweeping them as if from a cavalier, so that no one was able to make a stand or maintain the defence.
The Manipuris made their stand near their capital. The fort, surrounded by high hills on two sides and heavily fortified by stout timber gates on the remaining side, was said to be nearly impregnable.
This was restored and strengthened in 1740 into a fortress that proved impregnable up until the 20th century.
Unerringly impelling this dead, impregnable, uninjurable wall, and this most buoyant thing within; there swims behind it all a mass of tremendous life, only to be adequately estimated as piled wood is--by the cord; and all obedient to one volition, as the smallest insect.
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