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From inexorable +‎ -ly.


  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈɛk.sə.ɹə.bli/, [ɪnˈɛɡ.zə.ɹə.bli]
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inexorably (comparative more inexorably, superlative most inexorably)

  1. In an inexorable manner; without the possibility of stopping or prevention.
    We watched as the storm clouds advanced inexorably closer to us.
    • 2000, Mark Gatiss, Last of the Gaderene, chapter 27
      The strange group of villagers shuffled inexorably forward.#* 2003, Matrix Reloaded, The Architect
      While it remains a burden assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.
    • 2007, Scott Smith, The Ruins, page 136
      Later, they all felt guilty about having laughed, especially when it looked as if she might not be able to walk again. But she did, eventually—implacably, inexorably—with a slight limp, perhaps, although this was barely noticeable, not noticeable at all, really, unless you knew the story, unless you were watching for it.
    • 2014, James Lambert, “Diachronic stability in Indian English lexis”, in World Englishes, page 114:
      The fact that the juggernaut of Indian English rolls inexorably on, largely unconcerned by the academic arguments taking place about it, is in itself an indicator of an endonormative force in the variety, and this can be traced historically.


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