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Related to irrecoverably: irrevocably


Impossible to recover; irreparable: irrecoverable losses.

ir′re·cov′er·a·bly adv.
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adv brokenirreparabel; irrecoverably lostfür immer verloren
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The very first day that Morland came to us last Christmas -- the very first moment I beheld him -- my heart was irrecoverably gone.
There was no wind stirring to help me, and all I could do with my paddles signified nothing: and now I began to give myself over for lost; for as the current was on both sides of the island, I knew in a few leagues distance they must join again, and then I was irrecoverably gone; nor did I see any possibility of avoiding it; so that I had no prospect before me but of perishing, not by the sea, for that was calm enough, but of starving from hunger.
* and given up as irrecoverably lost, was lately brought
Every one of those keen moments has left its trace, and lives in us still, but such traces have blent themselves irrecoverably with the firmer texture of our youth and manhood; and so it comes that we can look on at the troubles of our children with a smiling disbelief in the reality of their pain.
So when the soul of the poet has come to ripeness of thought, she detaches and sends away from it its poems or songs,--a fearless, sleepless, deathless progeny, which is not exposed to the accidents of the weary kingdom of time; a fearless, vivacious offspring, clad with wings (such was the virtue of the soul out of which they came) which carry them fast and far, and infix them irrecoverably into the hearts of men.
Tricking shoppers would damage this strategy irrecoverably, so it is in the supermarkets' best interest to ensure that the price is right.
Two, under no event, India is undeterred to effect freedom struggle irrecoverably by excessive use of force violently.
A second referendum or no Brexit at all is not just a betrayal of the 17.4 million people who voted leave, it would be a betrayal of all those who voted remain too because the effects of ignoring this result will be profound, and irrecoverably damaging to Wales.
Hasty renovation -- and a bid to offer a sanitised version of Uzbek tourism -- has destroyed the very thing that made the city special: its medieval townscape, irrecoverably altered forever.
which the property belongs by irrecoverably destroying a component part
Ignoring this may not only make investment irrecoverably risky but will change future investment expectations in this area (Huang et al., 2012).