indestructibility indestructibility  /ˌɪn də ˌstrək tɪ ˈbɪ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the strength to resist destruction

Usage(s):

  1. His obvious and arrogant courage has the abstract indestructibility of a triangle.
  2. Like the Watergate scandal from which it once sprouted, the Lockheed scandal seems to have acquired a quality of indestructibility.
  3. Phil Johnson, who had a Scandinavian indestructibility which no amount of toil seemed to affect, stopped off for a day's work at Boeing's Wichita plant on the way home.

News

  1. Broncos’ Thursday night bomb breaks open AFC playoff race

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – John Fox doesn’t see a defense that’s diving or a sky that’s falling. A day after the Broncos lost their aura of indestructibility and handed New England a golden chance to steer the road to the Super Bowl away from the Rocky Mountains, Denver’s coach said the stunning 27-20 loss to San Diego doesn’t substantially change the challenge facing his team. “You can go back and do ...
    on December 14, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph

  2. Broncos' loss opens door in AFC playoff race

    John Fox doesn't see a defense that's diving or a sky that's falling. A day after the Broncos lost their aura of indestructibility and handed New England a golden chance to steer the road to the Super Bowl away from the Rocky Mountains, Denver's coach said the stunning 27-20 loss to San Diego doesn't substantially change the challenge facing his team. I agree that every loss is a wakeup call ...
    on December 14, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. Gatiss said: "The fact that Steven, myself and millions of others are still addicted to Conan Doyle's brilliant stories is testament to their indestructibility." "They're as vital, lurid, thrill- ing and wonderful as they ever were."...
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Mark Gatiss Source: WalesOnline

  2. Despite its success in crushing rebellion and peaceful resistance, Beijing has failed to understand one precious lesson of history - "the indestructibility of man's yearning for freedom," as Soviet war correspondent and author Vasily Grossman,...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Vasily Grossman Source: Taipei Times

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