indelible

[ in-del-uh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF indelible

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDELIBLE

Hardly a spot of the annexed provinces but is stamped with indelible and, alas!

The circumstance made a forcible and indelible impression on my mind.

It was a scene which was remembered by all three as an indelible mark in their history.

The fellow has used an indelible pencil to put his initials on it.

She did not tell him, after a look at his face, that some sorrows are indelible.

All able men have some of God's indelible imprints of greatness.

My picture of Cannes is as indelible as the prince's picture of Tarascon.

Marked with an indelible stain, she was no longer sought in marriage by any one.

It carried with it the mark of experience, the indelible stamp of the street.

She was marked with an indelible scar that she would carry to the grave.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin indelebilis "indelible, imperishable," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + delebilis "able to be destroyed," from delere "destroy, blot out" (see delete). Vowel change from -e- to -i- in English is late 17c. Related: Indelibly.

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