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

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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The answer to all of these questions was invariably the same: use AWS. James Vincent, The Verge, "I welcomed our new robot overlords at Amazon’s first AI conference," 27 June 2019 This learning process—the embarrassments, the frustrations, the gradual sense of understanding and connection—is invariably transformative. Peter Hessler, Time, "The Case for Embracing Linguistic Identities," 27 June 2019 The museum averaged less than 10 visitors each day, and when one invariably missed the sign, Ros would make the donation for them. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: How much longer will we cherish the 1954 Milan Miracle?," 25 June 2019 Still, some elements will invariably be toned down. James Hibberd,, "CBS braces for risqué Love Island as producer breaks silence on U.S. version," 18 June 2019 Such episodes invariably are followed by recessions within an average of two years, according to Oxford Economics. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "The economic expansion is poised to be the longest ever. Will it die or get a second wind?," 16 June 2019 Today, public health departments almost invariably learn of a measles case through a health care provider. Kaiser Health News,, "Measles outbreaks require meticulous detective work to halt the spread," 15 June 2019 Yet his trip on golf's slippery ladder arced invariably upward, beginning with ACC freshman of the year honors, not to mention a way with kids reflected in being perennially voted best counselor by tykes at Florida State's golf camps. Chuck Culpepper,, "Brooks Koepka never got lost on his long winding road to the top of the golf world," 10 June 2019 Such bouts of threat inflation invariably induced a prompt remedial increase in budget growth, regardless of whether the proclaimed threat actually existed. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's magazine, "The Military-Industrial Virus," 10 June 2019

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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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