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1. Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent: indelible ink.
2. Making a mark not easily erased or washed away: an indelible pen for labeling clothing.
3. Unable to be forgotten; memorable: an indelible memory.

[Alteration of earlier indeleble, from Latin indēlēbilis : in-, not; see in-1 + dēlēbilis, capable of being effaced (from dēlēre, to wipe out).]

in·del′i·bil′i·ty n.
in·del′i·bly adv.
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Beginning in the "Prologue: To Sound American," and continuing for the length of the book, Granade argues for the indelibility of those experiences not only for Partch's musical output, but even more intriguingly, for the way in which Partch later constructed his identity around and against that of the hobo, even though those experiences only lasted for fifteen years.
The indelibility of Hogan's Heroes recasts these two actors, retroactively, as Klink and Schultz, on the ramp at Auschwitz, making clowns of the characters, disguising, yet again, the murderers of Jews as Hollywood stars.
The alternation of shallow-and deep-range images of the koppie alongside close-up images of testifying subjects is effective in blurring the distinction between past massacres under apartheid and the present one under democratic rule as well as indelibility of the Marikana tragedy in the long-term historical memory of the nation.
The indelibility of El Greco's Greek origins and, by consequence, that of his stylistic metamorphosis emerged with stark clarity in the exhibition 'The Origins of El Greco: Icon Painting in Venetian Crete' at the Alexander S.
It is important to note that whereas the shadows of the participants establish the presence of this traumatic event in the poem, the poem's very existence--and other poems that imagine it--establishes the indelibility and replay of the Long Bridge incident in American consciousness.
And while sparkling soprano Laura Wright is probably capable of a slightly more tuneful national anthem than the 74-year-old - and her six-song set will be one of this weekend's highlights - the Royal College of Music undergraduate still has some way to go to rival the indelibility of Jones's footprints.