indomitability


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in·dom·i·ta·ble

 (ĭn-dŏm′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.

[Late Latin indomitābilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin domitāre, to tame, frequentative of domāre, to subdue; see demə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·dom′i·ta·bil′i·ty, in·dom′i·ta·ble·ness n.
in·dom′i·ta·bly adv.
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Noun1.indomitability - the property being difficult or impossible to defeat
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
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His was the student's mind, and behind his ability to learn was the indomitability of his nature and his love for Ruth.
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And in this was portrayed the victory of the spirit over the flesh, the indomitability and moral grandeur of the soul that knows no restriction and rises above time and space and matter with a surety and invincibleness born of nothing else than eternity and immortality.
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She died on August 1 after a long period of declining health that she endured bravely, cheerfully and with characteristic indomitability of spirit.
For with the medals will come inspirational demonstrations of the indomitability of the human spirit.
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The restraints to which the apostles are subjected serve among other things to test the distinctive character of their Christian identity and thereby attest to the indomitability of Christ' mission as it prevails against all oppositional forces.