untouchable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj untouchable not capable of being obtained "a rare work, today almost inaccessible","timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands","untouchable resources buried deep within the earth"
    • adj untouchable ( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling
    • adj untouchable forbidden to the touch "in most museums such articles are untouchable"
    • adj untouchable impossible to assail
    • adj untouchable beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment "for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target"- Newsweek"
    • n untouchable belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Untouchable incapable of being touched
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Quotations

  • Amanda Heggs
    Amanda Heggs
    “Sometimes I have a terrible feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable.”
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster%20Fuller
    “Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    Alfred%20North%20Whitehead
    “The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.”

Usage

In literature:

This about her was a world untouched by the shadow Erik had left behind.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
The house too remained untouched.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The lazo had dropped from my fingers, and the bridle-reins trailed untouched over the withers of my horse.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Only the wide fireplace, with its brass dogs and its heavy oaken mantelpiece, had been left untouched.
"The Return Of The Soul" by Robert S. Hichens
The alabaster of the sunken cheeks was untouched by any hectic display.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
She knows the world, yet struck me curiously untouched by it.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
How was it possible that the mire of her surroundings had left her untouched?
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
He could not leave them unopened and untouched on the table without raising suspicion.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
At that moment she would have killed him gladly; she felt her body soiled by his, but her mind was curiously untouched.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
In many places, when teams of men workers go about, the women are left almost untouched.
"Have We No Rights?" by Mabel Williamson
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In poetry:

IV. THE CHAMPION.
So in the shadow Mabel sits;
Untouched by mirth she sees and hears,
Her smile is sadder than her tears.
"Mabel Martin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
So one sweet rose yet wears the green,
And one in sunset's crimson glows;
Still one untouched by love is seen,
And one in conscious beauty blows.
"The Prairie Rose" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Nor has Eternity a place
On any starry summit.
The winds of Death are wide as Life,
And leave no world untouched--but race,
And soon with Night benumb it.
"The Great Buddha Of Kamakura To The Sphinx" by Cale Young Rice

If echoes from the fitful past
Could rise to mental view,
Would all their fancied radiance last
Or would some odors from the blast,
Untouched by Time, accrue?
"Abstrosophy" by Gelett Burgess
So shall his lyre, untouch'd so long,
The tone with which it charm'd regain;
Sweet spirit! thou shall teach his song,
With mine, to breathe the grateful strain.
"Lines To Health" by Sir John Carr
Dear Howard, from the soft assaults of love
Poets and painters never are secure;
Can I untouch'd the fair one's passions move,
Or thou draw beauty, and not feel its power?
"An Ode To Mr. Howard" by Matthew Prior

In news:

Fort Worth, Texas —As it plunges ahead with its turnaround strategy this new fiscal year, Pier 1 Imports has left practically no area of its business untouched by these winds of change.
The corner locker assigned to Jerry Brown at the Dallas Cowboys facility remained untouched Wednesday.
'Untouchable' by Randall Sullivan touches nerve .
There aren't many artists out there as critically untouchable as Nick Lowe.
Zack Giffin and I decided to head into Chile's Cerro Castillo National Preserve to ski the untouched land while we still had the chance.
Seemingly untouched by the recession, the natural segment is driving growth in the peanut butter category, as dollar sales increased 9.4 percent this year, according to SymphonyIRI Group.
The movie, Drew Peterson: Untouchable, aired Saturday night on Lifetime.
Beaubois ' pretty much untouchable'.
The locomotive came from a Roanoke salvage yard, where it sat untouched for more than 50 years.
Ramps have been growing in this particular area for possibly hundreds of years and is literally untouched.
In the 1987 movie The Untouchables, Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness reaches a point where he realizes his pursuit of maintaining the "lawful" has been done without much respect for the law.
Years ago, the BlackBerry seemed untouchable in the phone market.
From the delivery room to the hospice center, there are few parts of the medical lives of Americans untouched by the skilled hands of nurses.
Just about the only walls untouched during the renovations at the legendary Hilton Anatole Hotel were the two 12-foot pieces of the Berlin Wall standing outside in the courtyard.
From her past relationship with Chris Brown to her struggles with fame, no topic was left untouched.
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In science:

The time-0 distribution of the remaining bars, those in UnTouchs , is undisturbed by the data X B [0, s].
Sharp phase transition in the random stirring model on trees
In the general case, the further conditioning is treated in the style of Lemma 1.13: note that this extra conditioning does not alter the law of B in the region untouched by X B [0, σ ], so that the claim holds.
Sharp phase transition in the random stirring model on trees
We say that a cut Cx is untouched at the start of round t if the only edge in Gt crossing the cut Cx is the edge (x, x + 1); otherwise, we say Cx is touched.
Discovery through Gossip
Let X denote the smallest integer such that CX is untouched.
Discovery through Gossip
How big can one choose σmin without drastically altering the evolution of fields? The the dynamics untouched even if the kinetic energy K = (cid:80) energy scale in our potential is set by the coefficients with the lowest J and thus of order V ∼ 1.
On the Unlikeliness of Multi-Field Inflation: Bounded Random Potentials and our Vacuum
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