irrevocable


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ir·rev·o·ca·ble

 (ĭ-rĕv′ə-kə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to retract or revoke: an irrevocable decision.

ir·rev′o·ca·bil′i·ty, ir·rev′o·ca·ble·ness n.
ir·rev′o·ca·bly adv.

irrevocable

(ɪˈrɛvəkəbəl)
adj
not able to be revoked, changed, or undone; unalterable
irˌrevocaˈbility, irˈrevocableness n
irˈrevocably adv

ir•rev•o•ca•ble

(ɪˈrɛv ə kə bəl)

adj.
not to be revoked or recalled; unalterable: an irrevocable commitment to quality.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ir•rev`o•ca•bil′i•ty, n.
ir•rev′o•ca•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irrevocable - incapable of being retracted or revoked; "firm and irrevocable is my doom"- Shakespeare
revocable, revokable - capable of being revoked or annulled; "a revocable order"

irrevocable

adjective fixed, settled, irreversible, fated, predetermined, immutable, invariable, irretrievable, predestined, unalterable, unchangeable, changeless, irremediable, unreversible He said the decision was irrevocable.
Quotations
"The moving finger writes; and having writ,"
"Moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit"
"Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,"
"Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." [Edward Fitzgerald Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam]
"One cannot step twice into the same river" [Heraclitus]

irrevocable

adjective
That cannot be revoked or undone:
Translations

irrevocable

[ɪˈrevəkəbl] ADJ [decision] → irrevocable

irrevocable

[ɪˈrɛvəkəbəl] adj [decision] → irrévocable

irrevocable

adj, irrevocably

irrevocable

[ɪˈrɛvəkəbl] adjirrevocabile
References in classic literature ?
Her sex, her youth, and the whole richness of her beauty, came back from what men call the irrevocable past, and clustered themselves with her maiden hope, and a happiness before unknown, within the magic circle of this hour.
His next words raised the veil, and showed the irrevocable Past.
I speak,' said Miss Mills, 'from experience of the past - the remote, irrevocable past.
How irrevocable would have been his knowledge of it, if he had remained with me but another hour!
I say brave, for I am always struck by the courage of the two who thus gaily leap into the gulf of the unknown together, thus join hands over the inevitable, and put their signatures to the irrevocable.
Meanwhile they in thir earthly CANAAN plac't Long time shall dwell and prosper, but when sins National interrupt thir public peace, Provoking God to raise them enemies: From whom as oft he saves them penitent By Judges first, then under Kings; of whom The second, both for pietie renownd And puissant deeds, a promise shall receive Irrevocable, that his Regal Throne For ever shall endure; the like shall sing All Prophecie, That of the Royal Stock Of DAVID (so I name this King) shall rise A Son, the Womans Seed to thee foretold, Foretold to ABRAHAM, as in whom shall trust All Nations, and to Kings foretold, of Kings The last, for of his Reign shall be no end.
To avoid misconstruction of what I have said, I depart from my purpose not to speak of particular amendments so far as to say that, holding such a provision to now be implied Constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.
I know myself, Father; my resolution is irrevocable.
It makes him contemptible to be considered fickle, frivolous, effeminate, mean-spirited, irresolute, from all of which a prince should guard himself as from a rock; and he should endeavour to show in his actions greatness, courage, gravity, and fortitude; and in his private dealings with his subjects let him show that his judgments are irrevocable, and maintain himself in such reputation that no one can hope either to deceive him or to get round him.
Friend," said Athos, "our resolution is irrevocable.
Arthur had felt a sudden relief while Adam was speaking; he perceived that Adam had no positive knowledge of the past, and that there was no irrevocable damage done by this evening's unfortunate rencontre.
And then came, as if to my final and irrevocable overthrow, the spirit of PERVERSENESS.

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