in·vari·ably | \(ˌ)in-ˈver-ē-ə-blē \

Definition of invariably 

: on every occasion : always invariably late

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Examples of invariably in a Sentence

their slacker son invariably gives the same response to the questions about his career plans

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But as ever in spaceflight, the end result almost invariably looks far simpler and smoother to the casual observer than the messy reality experienced by those actually doing it. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Inside the all-American voyage to the last world in the Solar System," 3 July 2018 Laid out for close inspection — the largest canvas dimension is 18 inches — on unadorned tables before backgrounds of soft color, the fruit is invariably at peak ripeness. Christopher Knight,, "Dan McCleary's paintings: Life at its peak beauty, but then what?," 14 June 2018 This invariably leads to societies that look more like Caracas than Copenhagen. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "In socialist candidates' election success, some see ominous rejection of Democratic 'Old Guard'," 7 July 2018 The World Cup invariably leads to a wild merry-go-round of head coaching changes, and Jurgen Klinsmann finds himself firmly in the mix on Tuesday. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Reports: Jurgen Klinsmann a top candidate for Japan coaching job," 3 July 2018 Still, a president who demoralizes his own vice president invariably has trouble inspiring a nation. Peter Baker, New York Times, "Was Jimmy Carter the Most Underrated President in History?," 5 June 2018 Any device that shifts that gait or adds even a subtle change to our natural biomechanics—even if the device is powered—invariably ends up making walking more energy expensive. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "We've Been Making Exoskeleton Super-Legs All Wrong," 4 Apr. 2015 Wiry and muscular, he was invariably dressed in a buckskin suit, fringed at the edges, with a deerskin cap ornamented with a fox tail. Gary Kamiya,, "The original Grizzly Adams kept his bears on a chain in SF," 7 July 2018 Memes invariably re-purpose images or clips to create running jokes online, and often fall on the margins of copyright law. Francis Whittaker /, NBC News, "Joy for meme fans, despair for musicians as European lawmakers reject copyright changes," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of invariably

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of invariably was in 1646

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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