unvanquishable


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unvanquishable

(ʌnˈvæŋkwɪʃəbəl)
adj
literary not able to be vanquished or overcome; unconquerable; undefeatable
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Adj.1.unvanquishable - incapable of being overcome or subduedunvanquishable - incapable of being overcome or subdued; "an invincible army"; "her invincible spirit"
unconquerable - not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome; "a tribute to his courage...and his unconquerable will"- R.E.Danielson; "faced unconquerable difficulties"
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Had no lunch.' But he is only stunned by the unvanquishable difficulty of his existence.
It contains the immortal call to arms (repeatedly cited in a very different context in Fatima Bhutto's 2018 novel The Runaways): 'Rise like lions after slumber/ In unvanquishable number!/ Shake your chains to earth like dew/ Which in sleep had fallen on you:/ Ye are many they are few.' It could not be published until more than a decade had passed, and its subtitle, Written on Occasion of the Massacre at Manchester, did not make it into print until late in the 19th century.
One of the "laws" of Beauty is the unvanquishable virtue which is analysed into virtues: Spenser's megalopsihia (or Magnificence) presupposes the possession of all virtues, without which there is no access to the "purest skie" and the "great immortall Spright" (An hymne in honour of beautie 105-107; Spenser 1959: 591).
To quote the words of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, the working people of the UK must, "Rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number..." to remain in the EU.
In unvanquishable number-Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you Ye are many-they are few.
As the lion was inflated, some of the protesters recited words from Shelley's epic poem Masque of Anarchy which ends with the words: "Arise like lions from your slumber, In unvanquishable number, Shake to earth your chains like dew, Which in sleep had fallen on you, Ye are many - they are few."
There are cops and robbers in unvanquishable number Going round in tight circles like drunks after slumber.