Origin of invincible
Examples from the Web for invincibility
Hizzoner asked in a pleading tone—an extremely rare posture for a man who in the past had swaggered with an air of invincibility.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry|Lloyd Grove|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The conquest—and the reaction to it—have given him an aura of invincibility that holy-warrior wannabes find quite thrilling.French Jihadi Mehdi Nemmouche Is the Shape of Terror to Come|Christopher Dickey|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We, like his various conquests, were seduced by his facade of invincibility and haunted past.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joe Paterno was the dictator of Penn State, the more football wins he accrued, the greater his invincibility.Joe Paterno Was a Dictator: Penn State Deserved Its Punishment|Buzz Bissinger|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like many other witnesses, Jackie talks about his sense of invincibility.
He was so thoroughly persuaded of his invincibility, that he felt there was no occasion to prove it.Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader|R.M. Ballantyne
Gibraltar may be strong, but ideas are impregnable, and bestow on the hero their invincibility.
She had snatched the prestige of invincibility from the English, and raised the spirit of France.
Her invincibility on the ocean (p. 173) was a foregone conclusion.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
And so, too, did the Russian Tsar, whose armies had done so much to destroy the legend of Napoleonic invincibility.Armageddon--And After|W. L. Courtney
British Dictionary definitions for invincibility
Word Origin for invincible
Word Origin and History for invincibility (1 of 2)
early 15c., from Middle French invincible (14c.) or directly from Latin invincibilis "unconquerable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + vincibilis "conquerable," from vincere "to overcome" (see victor). Related: Invincibly. Noun meaning "one who is invincible" is from 1630s. Invincible ignorance is from Church Latin ignorantia invincibilis (Aquinas). Related: Invincibly.