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Examples of inexorable in a Sentence
the inexorable rise of a political movement
Recent Examples of inexorable from the Web
Fortunately for us, the team at Debenhams were also paying close attention to Quinn’s inexorable rise, and his new collection for the British department store launches this week.
The rise of the fashionable sneaker — the result of casual Friday’s inexorable creep across the rest of the week — has footwear retailers scrambling to adjust.
Malaysia’s election this week was expected to provide more evidence that democracy in Southeast Asia was in an inexorable retreat.
As the movements progressed, however, his true strategy became more evident as the inexorable movement toward consolidation of energy and excitement gave us an intense second movement, a mercurial scherzo, and a finale of rare drive and concision.
Malaysia's election this week was expected to provide more evidence that democracy in Southeast Asia was in an inexorable retreat.
Thomas entered Sunday with a chance to become world No. 1 with a win over Watson in the semifinals, but Watson played nearly flawless golf to delay the 24-year-old American's seemingly inexorable ascent to the top spot.
Lelio could have perhaps done a better job of acknowledging the inexorable power of inertia.
The White House, a big backer of coal despite the inexorable shift towards more environmentally-friendly energy sources, is yet to comment.
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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
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