indissolubly

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indissoluble +‎ -ly

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indissolubly (comparative more indissolubly, superlative most indissolubly)

  1. In an indissoluble manner; in a manner that is unable to be dissolved.
    • 1538, Richard Taverner (translator), Common Places of Scripture by Erasmus Sarcerius, London, John Byddell, Chapter 56,[1]
      Wedlok is the laufull couple of man & wife, ordeyned indissolubly to bring forth children, & to eschew fornicacion. [] I added this terme (indissolubly) that is to saye, vndepartably or wtout breakyng, that a man shold not thinke that wedlocke ones lawfullye made can be vndone & broken []
    • 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 6, lines 68-71,[2]
      [] On they move
      Indissolubly firm; nor obvious hill,
      Nor straitening vale, nor wood, nor stream, divides
      Their perfect ranks;
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter 25,[3]
      [] the day is already commenced which is to bind us indissolubly; and when we are once united, there shall be no recurrence of these mental terrors: I guarantee that.
    • 1899, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Chapter 1,[4]
      I wouldn’t have mentioned the fellow to you at all, only it was from his lips that I first heard the name of the man who is so indissolubly connected with the memories of that time.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, London: Picador, Chapter 18, p. 500,[5]
      The words that were said every day to others would be said to him, in that quiet consulting room whose desk and carpet and square modern armchair would share indissolubly in the moment.

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