Invincibility


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Invincibility

Great Boyg,
the shapeless, unconquerable troll, representing the riddle of existence. [Nor. Drama: Ibsen Peer Gynt in Magill I, 722]
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When I was asked whether the All Blacks have lost their aura of invincibility I simply spoke about what I had been through myself, as a player involved with the All Blacks, being undefeated for 50 games.
Dancers capable of performing the lateral T in turns, jumps, and transitions to the floor project a sense of invincibility.
Taking the ideas of Palestinian cultural historian Edward Said as a starting point, British, US, and Chinese scholars in a range of disciplines explore the impact of the colonial encounter on French culture between the invasion of Algeria and the collapse of the idea of French invincibility occasioned by the fall of France during World War II.
Yet, over time, despite the appearance of invincibility, many of these institutions, just like the dinosaur, also expire and disappear.
And his cloak of invincibility only made that pitch more unhittable over the years.
Caesar's victories over the Gauls were mostly achieved by playing disunited tribes against one another, and further encouraged Rome to trust in her own invincibility.
You have to remember that most of these athletes are very young, in their twenties, and so they have feelings of invincibility," says Olivier Rabin, scientific director of WADA.
ROGER FEDERER stretched his unbeaten run on grass to 21 matches with a straight sets victory over Ivo Karlovic yesterday but the defending Wimbledon champion has dismissed suggestions of invincibility on the surface.
The aura of invincibility which shrouded Leicester and their midlands stronghold when they ruled the Zurich Premiership has faded over the past two seasons and seemed to have disappeared altogether earlier this year.
Karadzic's continued freedom gives those returnees a sense that all has not yet been put right, while his aura of invincibility has grown among Serbia's Serbs and the 700,000 Bosnian Serbs.
Idiopathic: also signaling the end of some form of clinical invincibility.
That, together with two backto-the-wall victories against England and New Zealand, has created an aura of invincibility around the world champions.