incorruptible

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj incorruptible incapable of being morally corrupted "incorruptible judges are the backbone of the society"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incorruptible Incapable of being bribed or morally corrupted; inflexibly just and upright.
    • Incorruptible Not corruptible; incapable of corruption, decay, or dissolution; as, gold is incorruptible . "Our bodies shall be changed into incorruptible and immortal substances."
    • n Incorruptible (Eccl. Hist) One of a religious sect which arose in Alexandria, in the reign of the Emperor Justinian, and which believed that the body of Christ was incorruptible, and that he suffered hunger, thirst, pain, only in appearance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incorruptible Not corruptible physically; incapable of corruption or decay.
    • incorruptible Not corruptible morally; not liable to perversion or debasement; that cannot be affected by contaminating influences, especially bribery or hope of gain or advancement: as, incorruptible principles; an incorruptible judge.
    • incorruptible Eccles., the Aphthartodocetæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Incorruptible not capable of decay: that cannot be bribed: inflexibly just
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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. incorruptibilis,: cf. F. incorruptible,. See In- not, and Corrupt

Usage

In literature:

But his popularity in his own house depended less on these exploits than on his general good-nature and incorruptible fairness.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
The soul, like the earth, will possess an incorruptible tunic.
"Brazilian Tales" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Jack, in his life-long character of an attached and incorruptible protector, was to go with them.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
He was good and pure and incorruptible.
"Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday" by Various
It is thus that men buy an incorruptible treasure; it is thus that men win Christ.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
It was moved to indignation, was that incorruptible Chamber.
"The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
But, meanwhile, the marine deities were incorruptible.
"The Harbours of England" by John Ruskin
The extremity to which he was reduced was a cruel one; he must bribe the incorruptible Robespierre.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
When he found him incorruptible by his favours, he tried to intimidate him.
"Andrew Melville" by William Morison
There distinguished mansions, golden, glittering, ever incorruptible, were erected to him in the depths of the sea.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
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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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