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Examples of inexorable in a Sentence
the inexorable rise of a political movement
Recent Examples of inexorable from the Web
The gang’s horrific crime — and their subsequent inexorable decline, which feels as inevitable as a Greek tragedy — never feels silly or contrived but entirely plausible.
In chapter after chapter, the authors illustrate how the inexorable growth of the federal state is restricting our liberties, our economic opportunity and prosperity, and endangering our freedom.
Their youth serves as a constant reminder of the inexorable process of aging and our own ever-encroaching mortality.
The cynicism is bad enough, but the way that McConnell can do so much damage because of his supreme confidence in the inexorable logic of it is the truly depressing part.
Kalanick promoted the impression that Uber’s current success and its world-dominating future derive from the inexorable advantages of technology.
While there’s no denying the inexorable march of time (dimming eyes and creaky joints being my least favorite), attitude may prove to be the elusive Fountain of Youth.
Household deposits—long the backbone of China’s economy, funding inexorable loan growth—
Without distance, Rishi knew the inexorable love for his art, for creation, would suck him in and never let go.
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Did You Know?
The Latin antecedent of inexorable is inexorabilis, which is itself a combination of the prefix in-, meaning "not," plus exorabilis, meaning pliant or "capable of being moved by entreaty." It's a fitting etymology for inexorable. You can beseech and implore until you're blue in the face, but that won't have any effect on something that's inexorable. Inexorable has been a part of the English language since the 1500s. Originally, it was often applied to persons, or sometimes to personified things ("deaf and inexorable laws"). These days, it is usually applied to things, as in "inexorable monotony" or "an inexorable trend." In such cases, it essentially means "unyielding" or "inflexible."
INEXORABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inexorable for English Language Learners
: not able to be stopped or changed
INEXORABLE Defined for Kids
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