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Examples of inexorable in a Sentence
the inexorable rise of a political movement
Recent Examples of inexorable from the Web
These industries have been shedding workers for decades, mostly because of inexorable productivity gains.
But there are no easy answers on how to break what appears to be an inexorable slide into a deeper freeze and little optimism that dialogue is about to break out.
In private conversations, GOP strategists differ over how to view the inexorable growth in Dane’s voting power.
The inexorable Messi carved his slicing run through a dissipating defence, prodding it through to Philippe Coutinho. who selflessly set up Suarez for his second of the night.
And their disappearance is not evidence of inferiority, only of the inexorable mechanics of evolution.
No one can leave time’s inexorable lava-flow to gain some Archimedean point outside it, to make our observations, to make the final analysis.
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.
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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."
INEXORABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inexorable for English Language Learners
: not able to be stopped or changed
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