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Not able to be destroyed:‘indestructible plastic containers’
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- ‘This car might be rubbish, but it's also indestructible.’
- ‘Above the sink was a yellowed cabinet made from some indestructible plastic.’
- ‘I still cling to my indestructible angler's hat, and it still resists time and wear to an incredible degree.’
- ‘That country had come to France's aid in the past and the resulting ties that had formed between both nations were indestructible.’
- ‘Even as many cringe and start at what must hurt, and hurt badly, some may dream that the average man is indestructible.’
- ‘They were colored red, with heavy bindings and were made of indestructible plastic.’
- ‘Remember when you were an indestructible little kid and you knew that hitting the pavement wouldn't kill you?’
- ‘Asbestos fibres are indestructible - they are resistant to chemicals and heat.’
- ‘What they have let loose is an almost indestructible creature that threatens everyone aboard.’
- ‘It's what a watch should be: waterproof, nearly indestructible, accurate, and radically legible.’
- ‘When I was younger I was indestructible, immortal, now it would appear that I am not.’
- ‘And that lies in the simple fact that his very existence is a testament to the indestructible pluralism of our country.’
- ‘When large-scale resistance movements remain grassroots they are thus indestructible.’
- ‘It appeared I had an indestructible parasite, which didn't bother me too much as long as it stayed in my ankle.’
- ‘Your wish was to be remembered as vital and indestructible by your public and your family, and you will be.’
- ‘Their indestructible cars helped destroy the environment in which they lived.’
- ‘We prefer to think of ourselves as healthy and indestructible, and we disown our ailments and frailties.’
- ‘I always thought the U.S. was the most indestructible and powerful nation in the world.’
- ‘It is the same land, which stands firmer than any rock in the world, with its undying vigour, indestructible life.’
- ‘If you feel betrayed by a spouse or family member, the row is contained by the existence of the almost indestructible bonds tying you to each other.’
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