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Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Definitions for insuperable

  1. Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insurmountable; as, "insuperable difficulties."

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Citations for insuperable
They have overcome almost insuperable odds that the poor facilities and elements have brought about. Raimund E. Goerler (Editor), To the Pole: The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd, 1925-1927
Once the Soviet Union acquired the bomb, in 1949, proposals for nuclear disarmament were rejected on grounds that the character of the Soviet regime posed an insuperable obstacle. Jonathan Schell, The Gift of Time
Origin of insuperable
Insuperable comes from Latin insuperabilis, from in-, "not" + superare, "to go above or over, to surmount," from super, "above, over."
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