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Examples of incontrovertible in a Sentence
incontrovertible facts that left the jury with no choice but to convict
Recent Examples of incontrovertible from the Web
The difference in these tennis tournaments is that the lack of incontrovertible evidence is based statistically on technology.
And if there’s incontrovertible evidence that Russia is indeed to blame for something, let’s please look the other way because there’s Guantanamo, and there are human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, etc.
What’s incontrovertible is that someone opened fire into a crowd during an argument in Houston in November 1979, killing 23-year-old Stephan Chambers and wounding 25-year-old Charles Philleo.
Once this quagmire—in which truth and lies are knotted up and nothing is incontrovertible—is established, the final aim comes into view.
Quinn is able to obtain incontrovertible evidence and gives the scoop to Marissa rather than keep it for himself.
Even Dora was subdued at witnessing so incontrovertible an escape.
Planet Nine suddenly seemed not cute, but incontrovertible.
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Did You Know?
If something is indisputable, it's incontrovertible. But if it is open to question, is it controvertible? It sure is. The antonyms controvertible and incontrovertible are both derivatives of the verb controvert (meaning "to dispute or oppose by reasoning"), which is itself a spin-off of controversy. And what is the source of all of these controversial terms? The Latin adjective controversus, which literally means "turned against."
First Known Use of incontrovertible
INCONTROVERTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incontrovertible for English Language Learners
: not able to be doubted or questioned
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