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 (ĭn′ĭk-spŭg′nə-bəl, -spyo͞o′nə-)
1. Impossible to overcome or overthrow by force.
2. Impossible to put aside or drive away: inexpugnable dislike.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin inexpugnābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + expugnābilis, capable of being overcome (from expugnāre : ex-, completely; see ex- + pugnāre, to fight; see impugn).]

in′ex·pug·na·bil′i·ty n.
in′ex·pug′na·bly adv.
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Through this trope of whiteness and hybridity, Faulkner found ways to articulate in a single body the shifting perspectives of subject and object, self and Other, oppressor and oppressed as well as the ways they may be masked by what Western and United States narratives would posit as an inexpugnably stable construct.
Given that the narrative organization is inexpugnably interest-relative, Danto feels he can maintain his realism about the past only by cordoning off narrative organization and all relational properties of past events from the past itself However, while it is true that which relational properties we attend to and thus how we narratively organize the past may be interest-relative, whether a past event has a given relational property is not interest-relative.