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Examples of inexorable in a Sentence
the inexorable rise of a political movement
Recent Examples of inexorable from the Web
So too does the inexorable logic of the data economy.
The inexorable motions of plate tectonics mean that every year, strands of the fault system accumulate stresses that correspond to a seismic slip of millimeters to centimeters.
Not a slavish recapitulation of classical tropes, but a recasting of them into a work that’s somehow weighty and lithe, inexorable and unexpected, eternal and American, all at once.
With The Last Race, Dweck expands on his body of narrative photography topics by documenting the disappearing subculture of grassroots racing, as the Cromartys' track confronts closure in the face of inexorable property development.
The only way publishers can address this inexorable threat is by banding together.
The seemingly inexorable rise of bitcoin, the untraceable digital currency exploding in value, has created endless excited comparisons between its past prices and up-to-the-minute valuation.
But listening to it is its own ruination: Every lyrical turn and phrasing choice of Swift's is both bursting with vitality and inexorable in its creeping death.
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.
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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."
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