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1. Impossible to stop, alter, or resist; inevitable: an inexorable fate; an inexorable law of nature.
2. Not capable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless: an inexorable opponent.

[Latin inexōrābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + exōrābilis, pliant (from exōrāre, to prevail upon : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + ōrāre, to argue).]

in·ex′o·ra·bil′i·ty, in·ex′o·ra·ble·ness n.
in·ex′o·ra·bly adv.
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Noun1.inexorability - mercilessness characterized by an unwillingness to relent or let up; "the relentlessness or their pursuit"
unmercifulness, mercilessness - inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving


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The key, Machiavelli notes, is the inexorability of one action calling forth the next.
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Even while criticizing the obsession with work in his culture, Glissenti thus makes concessions to its inexorability and, in some ways, to its psychological and moral plausibility.
Thus, Maine and Schneider recognized as fundamental, and contrasted, the holistic sentimentality and inexorability of the world of family, and the individualistic rationality and negotiability of the world of work.
Gueule de Pierre, on the contrary, not having the structural inexorability of the two preceding novels, does not offer these rhythmic interruptions.
However, the reader who is familiar with Euripides' Aiolos knows that at the very moment Canace is busy lamenting her father's immovable cruelty and the inexorability of her fate, Macareus is pleading for her life with Aeolus.
I believe the American theater has produced no more considerable tragedy than The Crucible, but even so, seeing it with the highest expectations, I was amazed all over again: at its inexorability, at the emotional fireworks of the trial scene, at the wrenching nobility of the last act.