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  • Adj.

inexorable

in-EK-ser-uh-buhl

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Once Dash Milton confirmed the production of thousands of vehicles, the manufacturing process would be inexorable or unstoppable. Mr. Milton, CEO of Motors, Inc., understood that once the inexorable process of production had begun it simply could not be halted. Hopefully the process of selling all those cars would also be inexorable or unable to be ended!

Quiz: What does it mean when something is inexorable?

  • Once started, it must be finished because others depend on it.
  • Once set in motion, it cannot be halted.
  • Once begun, it proves to be a disaster.
Definition

Memory Hook
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Next? Adorable I Since my three sisters had already been married to various dukes and I was the next adorable daughter in line, it was inexorable that I would soon be married as well.

Examples
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  • What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self! — Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel hawthorne
  • A bleak, darkly beautiful tale played out against the background of the First Age of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, The Children of Húrin possesses the mythic resonance and grim sense of inexorable fate found in Greek tragedy. —The Washington Post
  • A main problem is that culture is no longer a protected species, but subject to the inexorable drive for free trade, says Joost Smiers, a political science professor at the Utrecht School of the Arts. —The Christian Science Monitor
  • Jackie Robinson tried his best to slow down the inexorable pressure of fate when he stepped out of the box with two strikes and walked away to talk for a second with Gil Hodges. —Sports Illustrated

Word Ingredients
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in- not
ex- out of, from, off
or speak, plead, pray
-able handy, capable of

An inexorable event is “not able to be pleaded or spoken away,” that is, it will happen no matter what anyone “prays.”

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Inexorable