American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. So intricate or entangled as to make escape impossible: an inextricable maze; an inextricable web of deceit.
- adj. Difficult or impossible to disentangle or untie: an inextricable tangle of threads.
- adj. Too involved or complicated to solve: an inextricable problem.
- adj. Unavoidable; inescapable: bound together by an inextricable fate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not extricable; that cannot be freed from intricacy or perplexity; not permitting extrication.
- adj. of a knot, etc. impossible to untie or disentangle
- adj. of a problem impossible to solve
- adj. of a maze, etc. impossible to escape from
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Incapable of being extricated, untied, or disentangled; hopelessly intricate, confused, or obscure
- adj. rare Inevitable.
- adj. not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied
“(And Medicare is a quite different issue inextricable from the entire problem of our screwed-up health care system.)”
“But always inextricable from the new, and the occasional political and social tragedies that come part of the package.”
“Rather it is that these terms have become inextricable from the abhorrence or disdain in which the moral dicta defining the object as abject is articulated.”
“For the US conservative it is also inextricable from the abhorrence through which any “overly” strong woman is judged as a moral transgressor, in a vilely reactionary misogyny.”
“Interestingly, a counter-taboo has emerged as, for the US liberal, it has become inextricable from the abhorrence through which that conservative misogyny is itself judged as morally obscene.”
“I had lost sight of the idea that the appearance of Jesus, or any great avatar, is a singular event in history, inextricable from the fabric of that time and place, and is carried forward in people's minds in ways that transcend the flesh and blood of any one person, no matter how divinely inspired they may have been," said Strickland.”
“*** "I had lost sight of the idea that the appearance of Jesus, or any great avatar, is a singular event in history, inextricable from the fabric of that time and place, and is carried forward in people's minds in ways that transcend the flesh and blood of any one person, no matter how divinely inspired they may have been," said Strickland.”
“The Misery is for Robinson inextricable from the spread of careless language.”
“China Miéville's work, especially The Scar, is so vibrant a reading experience, and a wonderful instance of the language being inextricable from the imagery.”
“Ama echoes the views of writers, historians and philosophers of the African diaspora who have argued that the phenomenon of slavery is inextricable from the deepest foundations of contemporary western civilisation.”
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