impermeability love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or property of being impermeable; impermea-bleness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being impermeable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the quality of being impermeable

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

  • noun the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

in- +‎ permeability

Examples

  • I observed and noted the resilience of the weathered tree trunks, which, despite the impermeability of the soil and a shortage of water, survived in an inhospitable setting—bravery that I never had shown.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • While schools offer standardized testing and universities offer peer review as evidence of their impermeability, there is substantial evidence that both test scores and research results are fudged in order to meet the needs of practitioners and their well-placed sponsors.

    Stephen Downes: Deinstitutionalizing Education

  • I observed and noted the resilience of the weathered tree trunks, which, despite the impermeability of the soil and a shortage of water, survived in an inhospitable setting—bravery that I never had shown.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • I observed and noted the resilience of the weathered tree trunks, which, despite the impermeability of the soil and a shortage of water, survived in an inhospitable setting—bravery that I never had shown.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • But years of putting her (female) humanity in deep freeze to preserve an aura of (male) impermeability was a seemingly unbreakable habit that was now crippling her: she was unable to simply be herself in public.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • But years of putting her (female) humanity in deep freeze to preserve an aura of (male) impermeability was a seemingly unbreakable habit that was now crippling her: she was unable to simply be herself in public.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • But years of putting her (female) humanity in deep freeze to preserve an aura of (male) impermeability was a seemingly unbreakable habit that was now crippling her: she was unable to simply be herself in public.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • But years of putting her (female) humanity in deep freeze to preserve an aura of (male) impermeability was a seemingly unbreakable habit that was now crippling her: she was unable to simply be herself in public.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • This material has characteristics which provide improved elasticity, impermeability and resistance.

    SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Plastic Fantastic ‘Melissa Shoes’ | Inhabitat

  • You're really going to have to find some creaky old Marxist to approach Kristol's level of intellectual impermeability (not to mention his infinite belief in the power of violence to solve problems).

    Report: Obama Meets Unconditionally With George Will, Bill Kristol, David Brooks

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.