irreparable

[ ih-rep-er-uh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF irreparable
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Stern as Captain Campbell seemed, the loss of his son was irreparable.

But it was all over, the irreparable had swept by, and utterly changed their lives.

To me his death at that moment was an irreparable personal loss.

As to the irreparable mistake, that, of course, must be faced and lived down.

We shall never have any one like him again; our loss is irreparable!

Your words distress me, as though they urged us to some irreparable misfortune.

In fact, as I said before, they have done you irreparable injury.

Cunning and crafty as he was, however, he made one mistake, and that an irreparable one.

The teacher often does irreparable injury by rash action at the outset.

At that moment, the disappointment appeared to me complete and irreparable.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French irréparable (12c.), from Latin irreparabilis "irreparable, irrecoverable," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + reparabilis "that can be repaired" (see repair).

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