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  • adv. In an impervious manner; impenetrably; impermeably.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an impervious manner; impenetrably; impermeably.


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  • He won his sport's pinnacle race seven times after being diagnosed with one of the world's most notorious diseases, all the while symbolizing an imperviously celestial energy.

    Michael Pina: Lance Armstrong: A Pariah on Hold

  • Do you really imagine that lazy, imperviously-privileged, arrogant Bush and his amoral macchiavel, the former genius Karl Rove, would be too smart or principled to do such a thing?

    Frank Dwyer: Happy Days, and More to Come

  • This is classic CF symptomology-- persistent lurking lung and sinus and ear bacteria becoming more and more antibiotic- resistant and hiding semi- imperviously in the mucus.

    "Sicker than a Doorknob"

  • The great postmodern shopping malls, marble corporate palaces, and gleaming new hotels, built in the late 1980s and early 1990s when there seemed to be no end to the property boom, rose imperviously above the floods.

    Thailand: All the King's Men

  • He has assumed his conclusions, ignored or dismissed what everyone has said, discovered that his conclusions match his assumptions just as he knew all along, and doubtless feels imperviously superior.

    Washington Post Chastises Smithsonian - The Panda's Thumb

  • Although he had raised heat enough to sear solid stone to vapour, the ice imprisoning Anskiere remained imperviously shrouded in fog.


  • Major Benjy as well crossed her mind; she gloried in it, for he had not only caused her to deceive herself about the early hours on alternate nights, but by his infamous willingness to back up Captain Puffin's bargain, he had shown himself imperviously waterproof to all chivalrous impulses.

    Miss Mapp

  • It was easier to imagine the worst, and she had already pictured to herself a clandestine meeting between those passionate ones, who under cover of this darkness were imperviously concealed from any observation (beneath an umbrella) from her house-roof.

    Miss Mapp

  • "We're going to Mr. Shears, two blocks down the street." said Jared imperviously.

    Under the Skylights

  • I knew then that he was in one of his fundamental moods, imperviously jolly on the surface, inflexibly Puritan underneath, and that the only thing to do was to let the subject rest until he chose to take it up in earnest.

    The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors


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