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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 .
Quotes

  • Steve Coll in Examiner.com
    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 http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFwMzvv9yA0Jgg3hPgE3kWbNhetiA Washington Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/29/AR2009032900098.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGRzlhv9gqxreRv2XjMAy1MAXsNVQ 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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