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 But the accommodations, dining, amenities, and activities strive for ever greater excellence, invariably exceeding expectations for luxury, superlative service, and meticulous attention to detail. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2024 Some diversion invariably accompanies public investments, and to fully foreclose it the U.S. would mean eliminating Medicare, the military, and most other public programs. James C. Robinson, STAT, 29 Mar. 2024 Also, invariably, by the end of the morning, someone will have consumed the contents of that tester bowl. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 27 Mar. 2024 When discussing the biggest threats facing the United States these days, U.S. intelligence officials invariably mention China and Russia, then often segue to cyberattacks, pandemics and climate change. Ken Dilanian, NBC News, 25 Mar. 2024 The declaring side will invariably have more of the high cards. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 24 Feb. 2024 Also, every studio needs a big tub of random percussion instruments and bells and rattles and blocks that are great to mess around with and invariably find their way onto scores just to liven things up. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 15 Feb. 2024 The study noted, however, that Tesla purchasers almost invariably bought another Tesla. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2024 Taken By the Princess of Wales Has Been Flagged as Manipulated Quinn, a darling on the British fashion scene, invariably features plenty of wedding-perfect gowns and dresses throughout his romantic-leaning collections. Laura Neilson, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024

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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 19 Apr. 2024.

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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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