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My sister and I know our lives could have been different - radically, unthinkably, irretrievably different - if we had not been adopted. We might have found ourselves in homes without love, stability or kindness. We might have found ourselves in care for much longer, without the secure attachment that being cradled in a mother's arms brings.
Michael Gove

Meaning of "irretrievably" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IRRETRIEVABLY

irretrievably  [ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəblɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IRRETRIEVABLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Irretrievably is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES IRRETRIEVABLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of irretrievably in the English dictionary

The definition of irretrievably in the dictionary is without being able to be retrieved, recovered, or repaired.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IRRETRIEVABLY


believably
bɪˈliːvəblɪ
conceivably
kənˈsiːvəblɪ
deceivably
dɪˈsiːvəblɪ
immovably
ɪˈmuːvəblɪ
immoveably
ɪˈmuːvəblɪ
improvably
ɪmˈpruːvəblɪ
inconceivably
ˌɪnkənˈsiːvəblɪ
irremovably
ˌɪrɪˈmuːvəblɪ
irreprovably
ɪrɪˈpruːvəblɪ
movably
ˈmuːvəblɪ
moveably
ˈmuːvəblɪ
observably
əbˈzɜːvəblɪ
perceivably
pəˈsiːvəblɪ
provably
ˈpruːvəblɪ
proveably
ˈpruːvəblɪ
retrievably
rɪˈtriːvəblɪ
unbelievably
ˌʌnbɪˈliːvəblɪ
unconceivably
ˌʌnkənˈsiːvəblɪ
unmovably
ʌnˈmuːvəblɪ
unperceivably
ˌʌnpəˈsiːvəblɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IRRETRIEVABLY

irresponsiveness
irrestrainable
irresuscitable
irresuscitably
irretention
irretentive
irretentiveness
irretrievability
irretrievable
irretrievableness
irreverence
irreverent
irreverential
irreverently
irreversibility
irreversible
irreversibleness
irreversibly
irrevocability
irrevocable

WORDS THAT END LIKE IRRETRIEVABLY

arguably
comfortably
considerably
derivably
forgivably
inevitably
insolvably
irresolvably
lovably
notably
preferably
preservably
presumably
probably
reasonably
reliably
remarkably
revolvably
salvably
unforgivably

Synonyms and antonyms of irretrievably in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «irretrievably» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IRRETRIEVABLY

Find out the translation of irretrievably to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of irretrievably from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «irretrievably» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无可挽救
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

irremediablemente
570 millions of speakers

English

irretrievably
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

irretrievably
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير رجعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

безвозвратно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

irremediavelmente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

irretrievably
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

irrémédiablement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanpa had
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unwiederbringlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

取り返しのつかないほど
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

회복 할 수 없게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Irretrievably
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không thể cứu vãn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சீர் செய்ய முடியாத அளவுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Irretrievably
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

irretrievably
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

irrimediabilmente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bezpowrotnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безповоротно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

iremediabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανεπανόρθωτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onherstelbaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oåterkalleligen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ugjenkallelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of irretrievably

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IRRETRIEVABLY»

The term «irretrievably» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.207 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IRRETRIEVABLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about irretrievably

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2 QUOTES WITH «IRRETRIEVABLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word irretrievably.
1
Michael Gove
My sister and I know our lives could have been different - radically, unthinkably, irretrievably different - if we had not been adopted. We might have found ourselves in homes without love, stability or kindness. We might have found ourselves in care for much longer, without the secure attachment that being cradled in a mother's arms brings.
2
Joseph Lancaster
Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IRRETRIEVABLY»

Discover the use of irretrievably in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to irretrievably and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Irretrievably Broken:
IRRETRIEVABLY. BROKEN. USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa F. Miller This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.
Melissa F. Miller, 2012
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San Juan River regional coal environmental impact statement: ...
V/ater consumed each year of the mining and reclamation operations would be irretrievably lost to other uses. Destruction of shallow ground-water sources ( yielding water to shallow wells) through surface mining would be an irreversible ...
United States. Bureau of Land Management. Albuquerque District, United States. Bureau of Land Management. Farmington Resource Area Office, 1982
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I Don't Think This Is Funny at All
Irretrievably, We try to find the relics Of the Etruscan way of life, Which the Romans stole and named their own. Irretrievably, We sent rockets to find, Inhabitable planets, As thought up by sci-fi authors. Irretrievably, We try to go forward in time, ...
Randy Bross, 2011
4
Family Law, Keyed to Ellman, Kurtz, & Barlett
FACT SU M MARY: After Mitchell (P) filed for and was granted a decree dissolving his marriage, his wife contested it, denying that the marriage was irretrievably broken. ^ RULE OF LAW □=□ The only ground for the granting of a decree ...
Casenotes, 2005
5
Summary of Wisconsin Statutes Relating to the Family
[Chapter l05, Laws of l977, effective February l, l978.] Divorces and legal separations filed after that date must be based on the "irretrievable breakdown" of the marriage. If both the husband and the wife swear that their marriage is irretrievably ...
James L. Fullin, 1978
6
The Divorce Reform Act (Chapter 105, Laws of 1977)
The Divorce Reform Act eliminates all of these grounds and substitutes a single test for whether a divorce or legal separation may be granted: whether the marriage is "irretrievably broken." If both the husband and the wife swear that their ...
James L. Fullin, 1978
7
Law of Marine Insurance
Whether the assured has or has not been 'irretrievably deprived' of the subject- matter insured is, of course, a question of fact. In George Cohen, Sons & Co v Standard Marine Insurance Co Ltd,32 an obsolete battleship which went ashore on ...
Susan Hodges, 2013
8
Florida Family Law and Practice
be made that the marriage is irretrievably broken in an order dissolving the marriage. [Reopelle v. Reopelle, 587 So 2d 508 (Fla 5th DCA 1991).] Fault is irrelevant to pleading that the marriage is irretrievably broken, and therefore family ...
Renee Goldenberg
9
UK Law and Your Rights For Dummies
After this time is up, you have to prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down – the only ground for divorce. By irretrievably broken down, the law means that there's no hope that the marriage can be saved. If the court decides that ...
Liz Barclay, 2011
10
Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials
The only circumstances in which the court will have to decide. ..whether the marriage has broken down irretrievably must be when one of the spouses is asserting the affirmative of that proposition and the other is asserting the negative . Simple ...
Sonia Harris-Short, Joanna Miles, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IRRETRIEVABLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term irretrievably is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bobby Flay and Stephanie March finalize divorce after 10 years of …
Flay filed for divorce on April 10 saying the marriage has 'irretrievably broken down.' He vehemently denied a report in May in New York Post's ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Aatish Taseer - WSJ
He has no job, no money; his “huge and squat sentry-box” of a house is “irretrievably mortgaged.” And yet it is this house, the sum total of all his ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
WESTERN PAY SCANDAL
... some writing he can't advocate for Western's mission of teaching and research because his credibility has been irretrievably compromised. «London Free Press, Jul 15»
4
COMMENTARY: Worse than we could have imagined - The Post Star
Ten years of painstakingly constructed international sanctions will vanish overnight, irretrievably. Even if Congress rejects the agreement, ... «Glens Falls Post-Star, Jul 15»
5
How to clean install Windows 10 and create boot media | Expert …
... you want to use for your Windows 10 installer disk as remember that it will be entirely and irretrievably wiped during the installation process. «Expert Reviews, Jul 15»
6
KRAUTHAMMER: Worse than imagined - Odessa American …
Ten years of painstakingly constructed international sanctions will vanish overnight, irretrievably. Even if Congress rejects the agreement, ... «Odessa American, Jul 15»
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Powerful Meek One | The Nation
It punctures the vulnerable relationship irretrievably. Selvi heads into a bout of depression. Realizing that he might lose her Sarathsiri cares for ... «nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper, Jul 15»
8
22 divorces granted in one day - NewsDay Zimbabwe
“The marriage has irretrievably broken down due to the following reasons, the parties have lost love and affection for each other, the defendant ... «NewsDay, Jul 15»
9
Khalwale threatens to lead Luhyas out of Cord - Mediamax
In his suit papers, he says he is apprehensive that his reputation will be further irretrievably tainted, blemished and lowered in the estimation of ... «K24 TV, Jul 15»
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Job Training isn't a Silver Bullet for Job Creation
Relying on corporate incentives to change the economics of the middle class might appear irretrievably naïve. But it offers candidate Clinton ... «Economic Populist, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Irretrievably [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/irretrievably>. Aug 2019 ».
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