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indissoluble

[in-di-sol-yuh-buh l] /ˌɪn dɪˈsɒl yə bəl/
adjective
1.
not dissoluble; incapable of being dissolved, decomposed, undone, or destroyed.
2.
firm or stable.
3.
perpetually binding or obligatory.
Origin of indissoluble
1535-1545
From the Latin word indissolūbilis, dating back to 1535-45. See in-3, dissoluble
Related forms
indissolubility, indissolubleness, noun
indissolubly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for indissolubly
Historical Examples
  • Besides, how can I offer her my hand when my heart is indissolubly engaged to you?

    The Contrast Royall Tyler
  • He let her follow him without thinking of any protest, as if they had been indissolubly united.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • Then life, morality and religion will be indissolubly united.

  • Equally true is it that diligence is indissolubly bound to virtue.

    The Young Maiden

    A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
  • And had she indissolubly linked her lot to that of one who was so incapable of success?

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • Belief and trust are indissolubly wedded in the conception of it.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • Ferrara is indissolubly connected with the Reformation in Italy.

  • You have imposed them, I wear them already, inextricably, indissolubly.

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
  • I'm not aware that we're divorced or separated; for me we're indissolubly united.

  • He had created a class in Omdurman who were indissolubly attached to him.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for indissolubly

indissoluble

/ˌɪndɪˈsɒljʊbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being dissolved or broken; permanent
Derived Forms
indissolubility, indissolubleness, noun
indissolubly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indissolubly

indissoluble

adj.

mid-15c. (implied in indissolubly), from Latin indissolubilis "that cannot be dissolved," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + dissolubilis, from dis- + solubilis (see soluble).

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