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I perceived that she was irrecoverable, and yet I stood watching, watching, watching!

Its Pitt is irrecoverable; and it may long look for another such.

It was not what I had looked for; what I had looked for was in the irrecoverable past.

He quitted that scene in a state of grievous and irrecoverable depression.

It was as though a clock had struck, loud and inexorably, marking off some irrecoverable hour.

The salt becomes indissoluble and the paprika is irrecoverable flotsam.

The passion which she felt for Goldwin was an irrecoverable one.

It was like thinking on time, when the minute that now glides past is irrecoverable.

We follow it with our eyes as it floats from us—an irrecoverable delight.

Draxy was not wont to allude to the lost and irrecoverable joys.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French irrecovrable, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + recovrable (see recover). In same sense irrecuperable (from Late Latin irrecuperabilis) is from mid-14c. Related: Irrecoverably.

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