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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While not the most serious form of the disease — Type 1 has invariably been a death sentence — the disease has kept her from reaching many motor milestones, including sitting up by herself, lifting her head while lying on her abdomen, and crawling. Jonathan Saltzman,, "The world’s most expensive medicine could save toddlers’ lives. But getting it is complicated," 8 Aug. 2019 His comments were invariably grudging, cautious, defensive, and opaque. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "“Accountability”? The Mueller Hearing Is How Trump Escapes It," 24 July 2019 But in the case of shows like this one, their scale invariably is a matter of much debate. Chris Jones,, "‘Darling Grenadine’ is a risky new Marriott Theatre musical about addiction," 2 July 2019 Ex-contestants invariably see their social media follower count skyrocket into the millions. Dominic Rech And Rob Picheta, CNN, "Love Island: Is Britain's hit show genius or dangerous?," 28 July 2019 But if leadership acts, any postmortems will invariably point to action as an instigating factor, regardless of whether that actually proves to be the case. Elizabeth Spiers, The New Republic, "Beyond Pelosi," 24 July 2019 Almost invariably, men were buried lying on their right side and women lying on their left, both with their legs curled up and their faces pointed south. Andrew Curry, National Geographic, "The first Europeans weren’t who you might think," 12 July 2019 Desserts made using this cream are invariably delicious, so many pastry chefs strive to have an Alcremie as their partner. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The latest Pokémon Sword and Shield monsters are made of coal and whipped cream," 8 July 2019 When visiting the university subsequently, Yi invariably said that his days there were among the happiest of his life, the article says., "Bloomberg," 19 Mar. 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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