Definitions

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  • adj. irresistible

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Irresistible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Irresistible.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ resistible

Examples

  • Slawkenbergius, any thing — or rather what was what — and could perceive that the point of long noses had been too loosely handled by all who had gone before; — have I Slawkenbergius, felt a strong impulse, with a mighty and unresistible call within me, to gird up myself to this undertaking.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • For whatsoever prince shall possess it, shall be greatest; and if the king of Spain enjoy it, he will become unresistible.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 50-102

  • If his gold now endanger us, he will then be unresistible.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 1-49

  • I have learned to appreciate what Milton calls the martyr's "unresistible might of meekness," -- the calm, uncomplaining endurance of those who can bear up against persecution uncheered by sympathy or applause, and, with a full and keen appreciation of the value of all which they are called to sacrifice, confront danger and death in unselfish devotion to duty.

    Tales and Sketches Part 3, from Volume V., the Works of Whittier: Tales and Sketches

  • The power of their testimony for truth and holiness, peace and freedom, enforced only by what Milton calls "the unresistible might of meekness," has been felt through two centuries in the amelioration of penal severities, the abolition of slavery, the reform of the erring, the relief of the poor and suffering, -- felt, in brief, in every step of human progress.

    Narrative and Legendary Poems, Complete Volume I., the Works of Whittier

  • He stood in that felon audience like Spenser's Una amidst the satyrs; unassailable and secure in the "unresistible might of meekness," and panoplied in that "noble grace which dashed brute violence with sudden adoration and mute awe."

    The Complete Works of Whittier

  • The chains then had baits, as well as the nets, to show that the bands of the gospel are unresistible goodnesses; such with which men love to be bound, and such as they pray they may be held fast by.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • But truly, many of such writings as come under the banner of unresistible love, if I were a mistress would never persuade me they were in love; so coldly they apply fiery speeches, as men that had rather read lovers’ writings, and so caught up certain swelling phrases—which hang together like a man which once told me the wind was at north-west and by south, because he would be sure to name winds enough—than that in truth they feel those passions, which easily, as I think, may be bewrayed by that same forcibleness, or energia (as the Greeks call it) of the writer.

    The Defense of Poesy

  • _unresistible_ eyes, as she termed them, and trembled like an aspen, in her red silk gown.

    Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

  • & flattering to argue dispassionately with a friend upon political subjects & still to keep him a friend — you ask my arguments — they indeed ought to be unresistible since they withstand every friend I have

    Letter 38

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