invariably

adverb
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 But invariably, the cheese was still cool in the middle when the outside of the bread was brown. NBC News, "For the ultimate grilled cheese, use both stovetop and oven," 16 Feb. 2020 Nevertheless, the position of front-runner is historically treacherous in Conservative Party leadership races that, over the decades, have invariably produced upset winners. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "Boris Johnson Shows Strength in Conservative Leadership Contest," 13 June 2019 Nevertheless, the position of front-runner is historically treacherous in Conservative Party leadership races that, over the decades, have invariably produced upset winners. Stephen Castle, BostonGlobe.com, "Boris Johnson shows strength in Conservative leadership balloting," 13 June 2019 Then, because engineers invariably squeeze more performance out of new technologies, the next two decades saw the energy per pound roughly double for lithium tech. Mark P. Mills, National Review, "Innovation and ‘New Energy’," 5 Mar. 2020 Prion disease, which is currently incurable and invariably fatal, results when a protein called PrP misfolds into a shape that induces more PrP proteins to deform. Scientific American, "The Married Researchers Racing to Stop Prion Disease," 29 Feb. 2020 Sheinkin notes that it was pointed out to critics that male-only races almost invariably ended with at least one death at the time, and no one objected. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "20 women who were ‘Born to Fly’ — and opened the skies for all," 29 Feb. 2020 The 23 expeditions undertaken between 1931 and 1939 invariably entailed extreme trials—among them perilous icefalls, pounding hail and fingers and toes lost to frostbite. The Economist, "Summit diplomacy A race to the top of the world," 20 Feb. 2020 As the Ebola outbreak proved, health systems and workers will invariably also rely on getting locals to adopt simple but crucial behavioral changes, including consistent hand washing and ditching self-medication practices. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "The lessons of West Africa’s Ebola’s crisis will save the continent from the worst of coronavirus," 13 Feb. 2020

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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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28 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Invariably.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invariably. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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