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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.

The last act was reckless and irretrievable, but it was vague.

It was also a definite and irretrievable step towards separation.

But an irretrievable split on the remainder seemed inevitable.

Shaw had made a great mistake, but it was possibly not irretrievable.

Nobody else being able to put them right, there would be irretrievable confusion.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s (implied in irretrievably), from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + retrievable (see retrieve). Related: Irretrievably.

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