in·​vari·​ably | \ (ˌ)in-ˈver-ē-ə-blē How to pronounce invariably (audio) \

Definition of invariably

: on every occasion : always invariably late

Examples of invariably in a Sentence

their slacker son invariably gives the same response to the questions about his career plans
Recent Examples on the Web There will invariably be those, both in the US and beyond, who see this move as a further threat to certain values, after all 2021 was a record-breaking year for anti-trans legislation in the US. Eliza Anyangwe, CNN, 14 Apr. 2022 Some of this can be encoded in policy — like mask, vaccination and social distancing requirements — but invariably, there will be a learning curve, Holland said. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2022 These characters would invariably come to bad ends, because that was the direction most stories tended where Crews came from. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 Some of these weapons will invariably hit the wrong targets, and competitive pressures might result in deployment of more systems that are not ready for the battelfield. Branka Marijan, Scientific American, 30 Mar. 2022 Throughout his life, Gernreich’s work was invariably prized for being comfortable as well as audacious, and collectors still treasure his easy-to-wear separates. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 The leading institutions of the modern right — Fox News, the late Rush Limbaugh's radio show, The Federalist Society, The Heritage Foundation, the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal — have invariably been led by just such people. Damon Linker, The Week, 29 Mar. 2022 Louisville's opponents invariably learn that quickness and anticipation can compensate for a shortage of size. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 27 Mar. 2022 Autocratic leaders who drive their ship of state onto the rocks invariably end up like Nicolae Ceausescu, Moammar Qaddafi, or Saddam Hussein. John Hillen, National Review, 26 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of invariably

1646, in the meaning defined above

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“Invariably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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