indestructible love

Definitions

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

  • adj. Impossible to destroy: indestructible furniture; indestructible faith.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not destructible; incapable of decomposition or of being destroyed; invincible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not destructible; incapable of decomposition or of being destroyed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not destructible; incapable of being destroyed.

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

  • adj. very long lasting
  • adj. not easily destroyed

Etymologies

Late Latin indēstrūctibilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin dēstrūctibilis, destructible (from Latin dēstrūctus, past participle of dēstruere, to destroy; see destroy).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • On Monday the company announced an effort called Frustration-Free Packaging that seeks to put an end to “wrap rage,” the condition of buying a product and then finding it is entombed in indestructible plastic or permanently trapped in unbreakable wire fasteners.

    Amazon.com Cuts Packaging to Combat ‘Wrap Rage’ - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The fundamental argument for its existence was the immediate appeal to self-consciousness; and it was further defined as indestructible on the ground of its being utterly discontinuous and incommensurable with its material environment.

    The Approach to Philosophy

  • So far, the rope is one of the few surviving toys available to these two; little wenchface has recently chewed through TWO so-called indestructible Kong toys and I want my money back…

    Photo Friday « The Life and Times of Organic Mama

  • Being, I will tell thee in brief about that seat which persons conversant with the Vedas declare to be indestructible, which is entered by ascetics freed from all longings, and in expectation of which (people) practise the vows of Brahmacharins.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • Though really unmanifest, she is called indestructible Prakriti and dwell in all manifest forms.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • To understand the decline of the feudal system and the transformation of the feudal tenure into the land tenure of modern Christendom, it must first be clearly understood that what I have called the indestructible idea of private property in land survived, paradoxical as it may seem, throughout the whole long reign of so-called tenure.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Lucy said it was called indestructible, because nobody could destroy it, but I've taken my new knife to it.

    The Young Step-Mother

  • Researchers found that so-called indestructible plastics actually decompose in the ocean, releasing potentially toxic substances throughout the seas.

    Mongabay.com News

  • But let me tell you: when you're using, you feel indestructible, which is a great attitude to have when you step into a batter's box and prepare to look at 90 mph fastballs.

    Deadspin

  • "indestructible" - are permitted in the Menard derby.

    The State Journal-Register Home RSS

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