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
Recent Examples on the Web Once a business is growing and testing its limits, there will invariably be failure coming out of it to help the enterprise redirect its growth. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "16 Top Tips For Bouncing Back From Failure," 17 Mar. 2021 Checks begin at $1,400 for those making less than $75,000 annually, and while the funds are intended to help those suffering the maladies of the pandemic, some will invariably put that money right into the gambling market. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "March Madness betting bonanza coming with flood of stimulus cash," 19 Mar. 2021 In Ehrlich’s day, viewers could invariably rely on the appearance of a handful of veterans to complement the annual parade of fresh pop stars — and maybe to persuade CBS’ aging demographic not to change the channel. Los Angeles Times, "For one night, at least, the Grammys banished the baby boomers," 15 Mar. 2021 Whenever criteria are laid down and lists are made, someone is invariably left out. Justin Davidson, Curbed, "How Will We Remember This?," 15 Mar. 2021 This will matter more than ever in the next three to five years, as Curry navigates his mid-30s — a time when players’ bodies invariably break down. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "The science of Steph Curry's prime: Warriors star entering vital stretch at 33," 12 Mar. 2021 Shouldn’t the 40% part of the 60/40 rear seat-back split be on the right, where parents (in left-hand driving countries, at least) invariably put the car seat? Dan Neil, WSJ, "Toyota RAV4 Prime: A Robust Move Toward Electrification," 4 Mar. 2021 That evidence invariably turned out to be false or nonsensical. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Dominion Voting Systems’ Legal Rampage Against Trump’s Grifters," 24 Feb. 2021 But powerful allies invariably have their own priorities too, and DeFazio is no exception. New York Times, "The Biden Team Wants to Transform the Economy. Really.," 11 Feb. 2021

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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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6 Apr 2021

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“Invariably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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