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  • n  the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)

  • For all the irrigation projects, the great engineering achievements and the famous imperviousness to bribes of the officers of the Indian Civil Service, the Raj nevertheless .
  • Also predictable was the apparent imperviousness of the ruling Burmese junta to the global outrage it generated by putting her under house arrest for another 18 months just as her .
  • His utter imperviousness to anything that cannot be comprehended in those basic materialist terms is finally a more potent weapon than all the atomic gadgetry he and his friends .

  • Steve Coll in
    If this is Kim Jong Il's welcoming present to a new president, launching a missile like this and threatening to have a nuclear test, I think it says a lot about the imperviousness of this regime in North Korea to any kind of diplomatic... Robert Gates Washington Post Mar 29, 2009 50033 67741 imperviousness The imperviousness of the business model to even direct pressure by the federal government and threats of IRS audits; that's an accident of the quasi-monopolistic status that these business models enjoyed at the time," said Coll, who wrote a...
  • Judith Donath in Seattle Times
    Today, posting revealing or culpable material online arguably has become another forum for signaling imperviousness to danger and repercussions,Donath wrote in a paper published in October in The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication....

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