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 Change within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as with any institution of its size, is invariably a halting, lurching process marked by hard-fought victories and painful retrenchment. Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Sep. 2021 Today during a fetal surgery, a specialist in fetal anesthesia is invariably present to administer a general anesthetic to the baby, as well as a paralytic agent and an opioid. Grazie Pozo Christie, National Review, 21 Sep. 2021 That respect for the gift of his training, though, also imbues the documentary with a melancholy at one point when these keepers of his flame admit to the difficulty of continuing that legacy, admitting something is invariably lost. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2021 The party that holds the White House almost invariably loses seats two years after a presidential election. Arkansas Online, 21 Sep. 2021 Like in Norway, discourse around the climate crisis in Canada invariably centers on oil and gas. Angela Dewan And Laura Smith-spark, CNN, 19 Sep. 2021 The party that holds the White House almost invariably loses seats two years after a presidential election. Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2021 As Happ, tells it, Goldsmith’s horological knowledge and creativity invariably spark exciting results. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 18 Sep. 2021 But Bell had begun to think that the system was working exactly as it was intended to—that that was why progress was invariably met with reversal. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2021

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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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15 Oct 2021

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“Invariably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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