intactness intactness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the state of being unimpaired

Usage(s):

  1. As soon as she learned to walk, and about as naturally, she learned her famous self-sufficiency and intactness.
  2. One virginal wife in Italy, charging that her marriage had never been consummated by her impotent husband, found that her case rested on the intactness of her hymen.
  3. As soon as she learned to walk, and about as naturally, she learned her famous self-sufficiency and intactness.

News

  • Family Research Council to Release Fourth Annual 'Index of Family Belonging and Rejection'

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, February 12, Family Research Council (FRC) will host a webcast lecture at noon Eastern that will feature the release of the fourth annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection. The index charts the present intactness of the family in the U.S. by examining the proportion of fifteen- to seventeen-year-olds who grew up in an ...
    on February 11, 2014     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Mr. Holloway explains: "There was a particular group that went to Cape Breton in Canada and they preserved a complete version of Scottish Gaelic Culture. The songs, the folklore and it still has a kind of intactness about it and it is represented by...
    on Aug 17, 2009 By: Richard Holloway Source: Best Western News

  2. "These two lines of evidence," Tonegawa says, "corroborate that one particular gene's intactness in this particular circuit in the hippocampus plays a crucial role in being able to form distinct memories for a similar but different...
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Susumu Tonegawa Source: Scientific American

  3. "The comptroller's job is to examine issues of financial management intactness. If, during the course of his work, he comes across a situation that arises suspicions of criminal behavior, he must submit his findings to the attorney general but he is...
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Daniel Friedmann Source: Jerusalem Post

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /