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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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 There are invariably some boldface names in the throng, a few adorably sulky teenage hipsters, a clutch of serious New York theater impresarios, and a number of confused millennials. Sally Singer, Vogue, "With Slash, a Fetish for Pop Culture Leads to the Stage," 8 Jan. 2019 And in big aerospace development programs, things invariably go wrong. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "NASA says it’s building a gateway to the Moon—critics say it’s just a gate," 6 Sep. 2018 Now Clarke has displayed her feminist credentials again by calling out a sexist interview question — one invariably posed to actresses who play female leads in films and TV shows. Nick Levine,, "Why Emilia Clarke Is Over Calling Female Characters Strong," 20 May 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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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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