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impregnable

(ĭm-prĕg′nə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being impregnated.
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And King Agamemnon answered, "Nestor, if the Trojans are indeed fighting at the rear of our ships, and neither the wall nor the trench has served us--over which the Danaans toiled so hard, and which they deemed would be an impregnable bulwark both for us and our fleet--I see it must be the will of Jove that the Achaeans should perish ingloriously here, far from Argos.
I propose that we retire to a discreet distance from this impregnable position, and there hold a convocation, or council, to deliberate on what manner we may sit down regularly before the place; or, perhaps, by postponing the siege to another season, gain the aid of auxiliaries from the inhabited countries, and thus secure the dignity of the laws from any danger of a repulse."
In this manner a bloodless and complete victory was obtained over that citadel which Ishmael had vainly flattered himself might prove impregnable.
The tower episode solidified my power, and made it impregnable. If any were per- chance disposed to be jealous and critical before that, they experienced a change of heart, now.
The first to fall was the Goletta, until then reckoned impregnable, and it fell, not by any fault of its defenders, who did all that they could and should have done, but because experiment proved how easily entrenchments could be made in the desert sand there; for water used to be found at two palms depth, while the Turks found none at two yards; and so by means of a quantity of sandbags they raised their works so high that they commanded the walls of the fort, sweeping them as if from a cavalier, so that no one was able to make a stand or maintain the defence.
It mounted one hundred guns, large and small, and was impregnable to Indian attack, unaided by artillery.
I wanted the men of Helium to see me and to know that their beloved princess was here, too, for I knew that this knowledge would inspire them to even greater deeds of valor than they had performed in the past, though great indeed must have been those which won for them a way into the almost impregnable palace of the tyrant of the north.
Its position was impregnable, a narrow road running between a marsh and a thick wood being the only channel of approach to it.
The first minister said watching Labour go from being "impregnable" in Scotland to its position as the third-largest party in the Parliament has profoundly influenced her leadership.
This area was previously impregnable and a thorn in the Syrian Army's side as it was a staging point for several attacks by the militant forces.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said Pakistan Navy is being made an impregnable force in all four dimensions.
The Minister said ASF was an impregnable force of the country.