irrevocability

[ ih-rev-uh-kuh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF irrevocability
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The irrevocability of the marriage-contract is woman's greatest security.

I—I mean that it reduces the—er—paralysing sense of irrevocability.

All the pangs of penance were in that sense of irrevocability.

He resolved to accept it, and by way of irrevocability at once burnt his ships behind him—in devouring part of his dinner.

The sound of the latch clicking into its place brought home to her the irrevocability of the step she had taken.

Again into the consideration intruded the absolute finality, the irrevocability of her choice.

Mr. Pickwick gave a heavy blow on the table before him, in confirmation of the irrevocability of his intention.

But when she had the permit and her cabin was booked, the irrevocability of her step came to her with full force.

The question leaped from her, and Garth's answer came with an irrevocability of refusal there was no combating.

They did not say much for a long time, for each seemed to feel the irrevocability of the thing that had befallen them.

WORD ORIGIN

also irrevokable, late 14c., from Latin irrevocabilis "that cannot be recalled, unalterable," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + revocabilis (see revoke). Related: Irrevocably.

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