The man's chance is not irretrievable, at least such is the theory.
What was to come of such a career, save immediate and irretrievable ruin?
And she had no wish to add this irretrievable folly to the original blunder.
After all the demolitions of Totila, the ruin was not irretrievable.
We know that the fact is irretrievable, and struggle to be proud of what we cannot help.