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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Friends of Cámara invariably point to her own family as the wellspring of the breezy self-belief and magnanimity that permeates her restaurants. Rob Haskell, Vogue, "What’s Next for Gabriela Cámara? A New L.A. Restaurant—And Foray into Politics," 15 May 2019 That would free up at least an hour a week for the typical middle-aged dad, who, despite his invariably generous self-appraisal, is deemed by his wife and children to be roughly as humorous as Lenin’s funeral. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Would Your Clone Have the Same Sense of Humor?," 9 Apr. 2019 That invariably results in a steep drop in sales for the patent owner. ... Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Bayer’s Other Big Challenge: Finding Its Next Blockbuster Drugs," 7 Mar. 2019 Their early advocacy invariably featured caps and gowns. Carlos Lozada, miamiherald, "Who gets to dream? America's immigration battles go beyond walls and borders | Miami Herald," 5 Apr. 2018 Los Blancos' under-pressure boss addressed the media ahead of his side's home encounter with Real Sociedad on Saturday (via ESPN) and was invariably asked to comment on speculation over his star playmaker., "Zinedine Zidane Says Any Report Real Madrid Wants to Sell Isco is a 'Lie'," 9 Feb. 2018 Implements such as these enjoyed a wide distribution in historic times, and almost invariably they were utilized by female tattooists in the Southwest to mark the human body. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The United States' Oldest Tattoo Needle Is an Inked-Up Cactus Spine," 28 Feb. 2019 While other legislative efforts tried to get drug companies to do more kids’ research, the firms invariably found loopholes, researchers said; RACE is expected to change that. Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, "For Children With Cancer, Hope for New Treatments," 15 Jan. 2019 Anyone who's ever traveled by plane knows that the process of boarding is almost invariably nightmarishly slow, and anyone who's looked into the reasons for why know there are better methods than the one most airlines use. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Beautifully Efficient Airplane Boarding Method That Mere Humans Just Can't Pull Off," 5 Feb. 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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a strong desire or propensity

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