inexorableness

[ in-ek-ser-uh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF inexorableness
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It seems to have the quality of inexorableness that duty has.

She would have exulted in making them feel his inexorableness.

The inexorableness of a great will was present in the room as an actual thing.

And then, in a sudden flash of illumination, he saw precisely wherein that sense of inexorableness lay.

That doctrine, however, does not go well together with the belief in the universality and inexorableness of suffering.

It was always—punctually, inevitably, with the inexorableness of a mechanical law—it was always the wrong thing that struck him.

He had known nothing of the bitterness of defeat, the losing battle with fate, the inexorableness of bereavement.

It was he, in his inexorableness, close shut up against any appeal or argument, that was the superior now.

The inexorableness of Dante is nowhere more dreadful than in the eighth Canto of the Inferno.

He will defend the inexorableness of his reasoning, but the premises may change.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle French inexorable and directly from Latin inexorabilis "that cannot be moved by entreaty," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + exorabilis "able to be entreated," from exorare "to prevail upon," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + orare "pray" (see orator). Related: Inexorably; inexorability.

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