incorruptibility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n incorruptibility the incapability of being corrupted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incorruptibility The quality of being incorruptible; incapability of corruption.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incorruptibility The character or quality of being incorruptible; incapability of corruption.
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Quotations

  • Henry Fielding
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    “Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; in either case, tyrant or martyr, he is a monster.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incorruptibilitas,: cf. F. incorruptibilité,

Usage

In literature:

They remain as the incorruptible, the glorious, the priceless possession of every man and woman to-day.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
He is incorruptible and fearless.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
He is incorruptible by money; but he likes the French, and he loves peace.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Raymond returned to the mess-room, while the two incorruptible fellows hastened to their stations on deck.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
Though poor, he possessed a lofty and incorruptible spirit, and though grave and austere in manner, was warm in his feelings.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
On the retirement of the able and incorruptible Sully, favorites of no talent or worth arose to power.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
They are 'all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Here then we are, once more, opposite the house where lived the satirist, the poet, the incorruptible patriot.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
He was incorrupt and his political professions were probably sincere.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The man was apparently absolutely indomitable and incorruptible.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
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In poetry:

This mortal shall immortal wear,
Corruption incorruption take,
And saints of God with Christ shall share
The boundlessness of his estate.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Come away: for Life and Thought
Here no longer dwell;
But in a city glorious - A great and distant city -have bought
A mansion incorruptible.
Would they could have stayed with us!
"The Deserted House" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Fond Azima trembling, yet brave in her heart,
Now exclaims, "swear to grant me one eager desire,
You must, or I die--nay my love! do not start,
But swear by the sun's incorruptible fire!"
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
What a day will that be, when the Saviour appears!
How welcome to those who have shared in His cross!
A crown incorruptible then will be theirs,
A rich compensation for suffering and loss.
"The night is far spent, and the day is at hand:" by Thomas Kelly

In news:

"Incorruptible": Pentacle Theatre in Salem holds auditions Oct 27 for men and women, ages 20-70, for roles in the dark comedy.
Inside Windows 8's Incorruptible File System .
When you're a grom, you're incorruptible.
Faith and ethics are viewed through the skewed lens of farce in Interplayers' production of Incorruptible.
Lavender Diamond singer Becky Stark recorded some sad songs solo, then junked them and redirected her energy into a group effort, ' Incorruptible Heart.'.
Lavender Diamond fights agony with an ' Incorruptible Heart'.
Be incorruptible in the name of Jesus.
Incorruptible Indian bureaucrat hounded out of office for fighting graft – 43 times.
Lavender Diamond singer Becky Stark recorded some sad songs solo, then junked them and redirected her energy into a group effort, 'Incorruptible Heart.'.
Lavender Diamond fights agony with an 'Incorruptible Heart'.
Lavender diamond I dont recall Incorruptable heart.
The proudly incorruptible libertarian's all-but-open collusion with Mitt Romney, the establishment candidate, should infuriate his fans.
The security crisis prompts an 'incorruptible' former general to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan.
Lavender Diamond fights agony with an 'Incorruptible Heart'.
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