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indissoluble

Line breaks: in|dis¦sol|uble
Pronunciation: /ˌɪndɪˈsɒljʊb(ə)l
 
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Definition of indissoluble in English:

adjective

Unable to be destroyed; lasting: an indissoluble friendship
More example sentences
  • They do at least imply a stable society in which marriage is indissoluble and family loyalty taken for granted.
  • When men cease to be individual and separate units, and all together form a total and indissoluble communion, then humanity will be a single body.
  • It was to bring together in indissoluble union a variety of differing regions who would never consent to union without some protections of their own autonomy.

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin indissolubilis, from in- 'not' + dissolubilis (see dissoluble).

Derivatives

indissolubility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • We voted to change that in 1996, despite the fact that the indissolubility of marriage was still part of the official teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • I have not touched here upon many other important ideas this rich book develops, including powerful Christian arguments against patriarchy and marital indissolubility.
  • After all, we Romans with our stringent teachings of indissolubility and annulment do not claim to have a corner on all wisdom and compassion, do we?

indissolubly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The promise and the dangers of our era are indissolubly connected.
  • In habitually using the term ‘nation-state’ to describe our collective status, we assume these two entities to be indissolubly twinned.
  • That is to say, these views are indissolubly opposed.

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