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Examples of inexorable in a Sentence
the inexorable rise of a political movement
Recent Examples of inexorable from the Web
Germany ran a current account surplus of 8.4 percent of GDP in 2016, which implies by inexorable mathematical logic that other countries are running deficits.
But the manner in which this precept is interpreted is a value judgment, not some inexorable legal conclusion.
New Model sells this with some of the malice of Ministry and the alienness of Goblin—a sort of inexorable machine-march swagger, and a grand-sweeping sense of dystopian architecture.
Hurricane Irma’s strongest winds began raking the Florida Keys, as the fiercest 130-mph winds wrapping the eyewall neared the islands after the storm’s inexorable crawl across the Atlantic.
According to a 2015 study of female millennials by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, women’s awakening to workplace sexism is a slow, inexorable evolution.
The series will thrill you, move you and often reduce you to tears; every episode is filled to overflowing with inexorable sadness, nobility and truth.
The series will thrill you, move you and, so often, reduce you to tears, as every episode is filled to overflowing with inexorable sadness, nobility and truth.
Whether that’s in the bedroom, the gym, or recovering from the bar, eventually the inexorable march of time makes nostalgics of us all.
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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."
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