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- n. The state or quality of being irredeemable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being irredeemable; irredeemableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Irredeemableness.
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"The court is quite willing to accept that a 17-year-old who pulls the trigger on a firearm can demonstrate sufficient depravity and irredeemability to be denied reentry into society, but insists that a 17-year-old who rapes an 8-year-old and leaves her for dead does not," Thomas wrote.
After 9/11, language about the evils of American culture and the irredeemability of non-believers took on a much more sinister cast.
The Screenhead Ten Scale gives this short, slick, sharp schlockfest of a shocker a five out of ten for doing a relatively unimportant job without screwing it up to the point of irredeemability.
The paper men say that the crisis is due to failure to issue more paper at the proper moment, and the hard-money men ascribe it to the irredeemability of what is already issued; and each side chuckles over the convulsion as a startling confirmation of its views, and goes about calling attention to it almost gleefully.
In all cases of time or number, we must consider whether the larger comprehends the lesser, as in a question to what day a postponement shall be, the number of a committee, amount of a fine, term of an imprisonment, term of irredeemability of a loan, or the terminus in quem in any other case.
Justice Thomas criticizes the majority for imposing "an exacting constraint on democratic sentencing choices based on … such an untestable philosophical conclusion": "that a 17-year-old who pulls the trigger on a firearm can demonstrate sufficient depravity and irredeemability to be denied reentry into society, but … a 17-year-old who rapes an 8 - year-old and leaves her for dead does not."
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