Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not perishable: imperishable food; imperishable hopes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not perishable; not subject to decay; indestructible; enduring permanently; as, an imperishable monument; imperishable renown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not perishable; not subject to decay; indestructible; enduring permanently

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not perishable; not subject to destruction or decay; indestructible; enduring permanently: as, an imperishable monument; imperishable renown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not perishable
  • adj. unceasing

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Examples

  • For be it known: _That man of us is imperishable who makes his century imperishable_.

    Revolution, and Other Essays

  • And on that monument, as all know, is inscribed in imperishable bronze the prophecy and the Fulfillment: 'All will be joy-smiths, and their task shall be to beat out laughter from the rising anvil of life.'

    “Malicious chance was having its laugh at him.”

  • If you are worried about your contribution just rotting away and not making a difference, then the easy solution is to make sure you store it in imperishable containers and throw the entire package into the garbage.

    Earth Hour: Going That Extra Mile, Making A Difference

  • I, Mike of the London Fog, wrote this in imperishable electrons from the outer rim of the eternal wheel of social justice posted by Mike at 7: 11 PM

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • And on that monument, as all know, is inscribed in imperishable bronze the prophecy and the fulfilment: ALL WILL BE JOY-SMITHS, AND

    Goliah

  • And on that monument, as all know, is inscribed in imperishable bronze the prophecy and the fulfilment: ALL WILL BE JOY-SMITHS, AND THEIR

    Goliah

  • He ought to have remembered that, from the earliest achievement in which he displayed that military genius which has placed him foremost in the annals of modern warfare, down to that last and surpassing combat which has made his name imperishable—from Assaye to Waterloo—the Irish soldiers, with whom your armies are filled, were the inseparable auxiliaries to the glory with which his unparalleled successes have been crowned.

    I. On the Irish as "Aliens"

  • Yes, the battles, sieges, fortunes, that he has passed ought to have brought back upon him, that from the earliest achievement in which he displayed that military genius which has placed him foremost in the annals of modern warfare, down to that last and surpassing combat which has made his name imperishable, the Irish soldiers, with whom our armies are filled, were the inseparable auxiliaries to his glory.

    The Glory of English Prose Letters to My Grandson

  • It needed only that the seal of martyrdom upon such a life should cause his virtues to be transfigured before us in imperishable grandeur, and his name to be emblazoned with heaven's own light upon that topmost arch of fame, which shall stand when governments and nations fall.

    Abraham Lincoln; His Life and Its Lessons

  • Emigration may, indeed, generally be regarded as an act of severe duty, performed at the expense of personal enjoyment, and accompanied by the sacrifice of those local attachments which stamp the scenes amid which our childhood grew, in imperishable characters upon the heart.

    Roughing It in the Bush

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