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uhn tuh chuh buhl

  • n  belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
  • s  beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment
    for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target"- Newsweek
  • s  impossible to assail
  • s  forbidden to the touch
    in most museums such articles are untouchable
  • s  ( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling
  • s  not capable of being obtained
    untouchable resources buried deep within the earth

  • Father Thomas set up a network of village schools for the children of "untouchable" Dalits and helped nearly 200 families win back rights to land grabbed by the upper castes.
  • Herrera was so sure he was untouchable that he regularly appeared at weddings and christenings.
  • Their savings remain untouchable for now, and if they were in dollars, have been converted to pesos.
News & Articles

  • Daniel Alan Kennedy: Russia's New Exiles
    Post-Soviet Russia has, by and large, avoided such heavy-handed tactics. However, the latest string of high-profile emigrants suggests the Kremlin may be turning the screws on previously untouchable figures.
    June 13, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • Rob Lowe mimics famed JFK painting for new movie
    Last year, Rob Lowe impressed many with his uncanny resemblance to convicted murderer Drew Peterson when he starred in Lifetime's "Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story." Now, the "Parks and Recreation" star is playing President John F. Kennedy in National Geographic Channel's two-hour original drama "Killing Kennedy," which is based on the best-selling of the same title. In a newly released ...
    June 12, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Nationals 7, Twins 0
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Washington right-hander Jordan Zimmermann remained nearly untouchable at home and the Nationals' dormant bats awoke for 14 hits to beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-0, on Sunday.
    June 9, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  • Vicente del Bosque in Sydney Morning Herald
    He remains a reference for us,Del Bosque said . "To be on a (scoreless) streak or not, he offers hard work and personality and he'll be our striker. Saying that doesn't mean he's an untouchable starter, but we have full confidence in him."
  • Asafa Powell in New York Times
    Usain is spectacular,Powell said. "He was definitely untouchable tonight. He could have run a lot faster if he ran straight through the line."
  • Dick Jauron in Forbes
    It's in our best interest to listen to everybody, and no people are untouchable,Jauron told The Associated Press at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Indianapolis on Monday. "He's a good back. He's our starting running back right now....

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