in·​vari·​ably (ˌ)in-ˈver-ē-ə-blē How to pronounce invariably (audio)
: 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 Those comparisons were almost invariably drawn by other media outlets in their prior coverage of the campaign. Dominic Pino, National Review, 20 Nov. 2023 The United States has also worked to mount rescue operations, although such missions are invariably risky. Joanna Slater, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 For activists, Brand became a treasured ally, showing up at rallies — to oppose austerity, protect tenants, support firefighters — and invariably attracting cameras. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Iconic national dishes are almost invariably artificial constructs of recent invention. Peter Moore, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 Typical of the era, much of the early coverage of her entrance into public life focused on her appearance, and she was invariably described as stunning, tall, slender and raven-haired. Michael R. Blood, Fortune, 29 Sep. 2023 Wodehouse, an instinctive anti-realist anarchist, is not only more experimental than Maugham but invariably the more precise stylist. James Wood, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 But Davis appears to have caught the attention of at least one influential person: former President Donald Trump, who occasionally posts Davis’ invariably pro-Trump legal claims on his Truth Social page. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 2 Nov. 2023 Efforts by competitors to dislodge it have invariably fallen short. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of invariably was in 1646

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“Invariably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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in·​vari·​ably (ˈ)in-ˈver-ē-ə-blē How to pronounce invariably (audio)
: on every occasion : always
invariably late

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