A large whale's case generally yields about five hundred gallons of sperm, though from unavoidable circumstances, considerable of it is spilled, leaks, and dribbles away, or is otherwise irrevocably
lost in the ticklish business of securing what you can.
But a single delay would suffice to fatally break the chain of communication; should Phileas Fogg once miss, even by an hour; a steamer, he would have to wait for the next, and that would irrevocably
render his attempt vain.
He spoke like a man who had loved his life there, and had been suddenly and irrevocably
cut off from it.
once at the Louvre, you will be forced to defend your friends openly, that is to say, to make a profession of faith; or you will be forced to abandon them irrevocably
There was something strangely alive in them, as though they were created in a stage of the earth's dark history when things were not irrevocably
fixed to their forms.
For if I examine an action committed a second ago I must still recognize it as not being free, for it is irrevocably
linked to the moment at which it was committed.
She only felt that there was something irrevocably
amiss and lost in her lot, and her thoughts about the future were the more readily shapen into resolve.
The saying of Darya Alexandrovna at Moscow, that in deciding on a divorce he was thinking of himself, and not considering that by this he would be ruining her irrevocably
, had sunk into his heart.
'When I was irrevocably
married, there rose up into rebellion against the tie, the old strife, made fiercer by all those causes of disparity which arise out of our two individual natures, and which no general laws shall ever rule or state for me, father, until they shall be able to direct the anatomist where to strike his knife into the secrets of my soul.'
This old man was to remain at Limmeridge House after I had left it, he was to hear Sir Percival Glyde's explanation, and was to give Miss Halcombe the assistance of his experience in forming her judgment; he was to wait until the question of the marriage was set at rest; and his hand, if that question were decided in the affirmative, was to draw the settlement which bound Miss Fairlie irrevocably
to her engagement.
But now -- since I am irrevocably
doomed -- wherefore should I not snatch the solace allowed to the condemned culprit before his execution?
Why not amend it and make it perfect before it is irrevocably
established?" This may be plausible enough, but it is only plausible.