inviolate inviolate  /ɪn ˈvaɪ ə lɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken
  2. (adj) must be kept sacred

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But digging up the past, even in the name of science, angers people who view tombs as inviolate resting places.
  2. Whatever else happens in her rule, Aquino has already given her country a bright, and inviolate, memory.
  3. Self-regard can be even more rampant among newly successful writers who view their own crudities as an inviolate form of personal expression.

News

  • Broke, yes, but not poor

    During my formulative years, my mom forbid in our home the usual assortment of swear words. But, she added two words to the list that turned out to be the most inviolate of them all: ‘‘poor” or ‘‘can’t.”
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "It is now time to act and save tigers from human beings. We have to create inviolate areas for tigers and provide modern weapons to forest guards," conservationist Valmik Thapar told Hindustan Times newspaper.
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Thapar Source: BBC News

  2. In his letter this week, Robertson wrote: "I ask your forgiveness and the forgiveness of the people of Israel for remarks I made at the time concerning the writing of the holy prophet Joel and his view of the inviolate nature of the lane of Israel."
    on Jan 12, 2006 By: Pat Robertson Source: National Ledger

  3. "It'll be almost impossible for us to get anything done if the administration says [the Troubled Asset Relief Program] is inviolate and it can't be used," said Sen. George Voinovich , R-Ohio, who supports efforts to provide new loans to the auto...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: George Voinovich Source: CNNMoney.com

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