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  • adv. In an impregnable manner; in a manner to defy attack.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an impregnable manner; in a manner to defy attack.

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

  • adv. in an impregnable manner


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  • Here they have excavated bomb-proof Barracks, and can lodge an army almost impregnably, scouring all the ditches with Cannon, and defying every thing but starvation. —

    Letter 290

  • Traditionally, the response of Egyptologists to "pyramidiots", as Khufu-scorners are known in academe, has been to ensure that their own books are as impregnably boring as possible.

    The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson; Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley; and Egyptian Dawn by Robert Temple

  • A “reverence for the … rights of freemen, and a regard for the public harmony,” he told the members of Congress, would “sufficiently influence your deliberations on … how far the former can be impregnably fortified, or the latter be safely and advantageously promoted.”


  • And "Lolita" now comes impregnably armored in literary reputation.

    Lolita At 50, And Forever Young

  • Man, the rows of London houses stood latched, barred, and bolted impregnably.

    The Invisible Man

  • And of these witnesses Mr. Wadgers was presently missing, having retired impregnably behind the bolts and bars of his own house, and Jaffers was lying stunned in the parlour of the

    The Invisible Man

  • In Courland, in Latvia, a considerable contingent was still impregnably fortified, and supplied by sea.

    The Nazis' Last Stand

  • With that expression of opinion the station-master wheeled to the right, and intrenched himself impregnably in the stronghold of his own office.


  • Finally, though, as will soon be revealed, its contents partly comprise the most delicate oil; yet, you are now to be apprised of the nature of the substance which so impregnably invests all that apparent effeminacy.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester, papal legate, younger brother and hitherto partisan of King Stephen, impregnably ensconced in the chapter house of his own cathedral, secure master of the political pulse of England, the cleverest manipulator in the kingdom, and on his own chosen ground - and yet hounded on to the defensive, in so far as that could ever happen to so expert a practitioner.

    The Pilgrim of Hate


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