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- adjective Of a ship that cannot be
sunkmainly due to fortified walls and clever engineering.
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- adjective incapable of being sunk
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The Titanic was not called "unsinkable" - without qualificatio - until AFTER she sank, when the VP stated "I thought her unsinkable..."
Better Believe In A Christian God...Or Else Christopher O'Brien 2007
Today, the old Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, in which the Titanic was built, is home to a new project commemorating the so-called unsinkable ship.
There May Be Trouble Ahead in Northern Ireland Neill Lochery 2011
The Titanic, which was dubbed unsinkable before it hit an iceberg and foundered in the north Atlantic in April 1912, is at the centre of plans to rejuvenate a large part of the city's docklands.
Without such conversation our "unsinkable" ship may not sustain the blows of the icebergs in its path.
It is now almost a century since that cold night of April 14, 1912, when the "unsinkable" British luxury liner Titanic sank into the cold Atlantic, killing more than 1,500 people and mocking the hubris of advanced industrial technology.
While the Titanic was proclaimed "unsinkable" in its press releases prior to its maiden voyage, Penn proudly proclaimed Clinton's nomination "inevitable" in his now notorious memo of last summer.
Now a new culprit is being named: a fundamental design error that some experts say may have doomed the "unsinkable" ship before it ever left port.
Throngs of the doomed are drowning in the steerage compartments below-those indigent, third-class, "racially impure" masses of humanity that the "first-class", who helped design the "unsinkable" vessel, kept locked away below the decks of obscene privilege and conspicuous consumption.
As a result of a wave of bad home mortgage loans threatens to capsize our whole financial industry, including a number of "unsinkable" giants like AIG.
He had been hauled aboard the HMS Carpathia after hours spent floating on debris in the North Atlantic after the giant "unsinkable" sank beneath the surface, dragging with it so many innocent lives.