inextricable


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in·ex·tri·ca·ble

 (ĭn-ĕk′strĭ-kə-bəl, ĭn′ĭk-strĭk′ə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. So intricate or entangled as to make escape impossible: an inextricable maze; an inextricable web of deceit.
b. Difficult or impossible to disentangle or untie: an inextricable tangle of threads.
c. Too involved or complicated to solve: an inextricable problem.
2. Unavoidable; inescapable: bound together by an inextricable fate.

in·ex′tri·ca·bil′i·ty, in·ex′tri·ca·ble·ness n.
in·ex′tri·ca·bly adv.

inextricable

(ˌɪnɛksˈtrɪkəbəl)
adj
1. not able to be escaped from: an inextricable dilemma.
2. not able to be disentangled, etc: an inextricable knot.
3. extremely involved or intricate
ˌinextricaˈbility, ˌinexˈtricableness n
ˌinexˈtricably adv

in•ex•tri•ca•ble

(ɪnˈɛk strɪ kə bəl, ˌɪn ɪkˈstrɪk ə-)

adj.
1. from which one cannot extricate oneself: an inextricable maze.
2. incapable of being disentangled, undone, or loosed: an inextricable knot.
3. hopelessly intricate, involved: an inextricable plot.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
in•ex`tri•ca•bil′i•ty, n.
in•ex′tri•ca•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inextricable - not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied; "an inextricable knot"; "inextricable unity"
extricable - capable of being extricated
Translations

inextricable

[ˌɪnɪksˈtrɪkəbl] ADJinextricable, inseparable

inextricable

[ˌɪnɪkˈstrɪkəbəl] adj [link] → inextricable

inextricable

adj tangleunentwirrbar; confusionunüberschaubar; link, relationshipuntrennbar

inextricable

[ˌɪnɪksˈtrɪkəbl] adjinestricabile
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This feeble and most sensitive of spirits could do neither, yet continually did one thing or another, which intertwined, in the same inextricable knot, the agony of heaven-defying guilt and vain repentance.
Some sprained shoulders, wrists, and ankles; livid contusions; wrenched harpoons and lances; inextricable intricacies of rope; shattered oars and planks; all these were there; but no fatal or even serious ill seemed to have befallen any one.
They ran to and fro; they crowded together: some sobbed, some stumbled: the confusion was inextricable.
God made thee perfet, not immutable; And good he made thee, but to persevere He left it in thy power, ordaind thy will By nature free, not over-rul'd by Fate Inextricable, or strict necessity; Our voluntarie service he requires, Not our necessitated, such with him Findes no acceptance, nor can find, for how Can hearts, not free, be tri'd whether they serve Willing or no, who will but what they must By Destinie, and can no other choose?
Straightway it will come to pass that she will fix her eyes upon the knight and he his upon her, and each will seem to the other something more divine than human, and, without knowing how or why they will be taken and entangled in the inextricable toils of love, and sorely distressed in their hearts not to see any way of making their pains and sufferings known by speech.
The latter had evidently feared a revelation of his supposed misconduct to Madame Granson; and Suzanne, at the risk of not getting a penny from the society, was possessed with the desire, on leaving Alencon, of entangling the old bachelor in the inextricable meshes of a provincial slander.
This precious matter, often confused with other polypi, formed then the inextricable plots called "macciota," and on which I noticed several beautiful specimens of pink coral.
All around me seemed to be in a state of inextricable confusion, out of which order finally appeared in the shape of a piece of cambric, of a quality that brought the workmen far and near to visit it.
The numerous deep gorges presented the appearance of lakes, on account of the dense vapors with which they were filled, and the pinnacles and crags to the South East, piled in inextricable confusion, resembling nothing so much as the giant cities of eastern fable.
Indeed, apart from the nature of the investigation which my friend had on hand, there was something in his masterly grasp of a situation, and his keen, incisive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he disentangled the most inextricable mysteries.
The result is, they mix up towns, rivers, palaces in one inextricable whirl.
In the walled confines of the arena we fought in an inextricable mass--howling, cursing, blood-streaked demons; and ever the sword of the young red man flashed beside me.