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irredeemability

Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "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.

    Supreme Court rules out some life sentences for juveniles

  • After 9/11, language about the evils of American culture and the irredeemability of non-believers took on a much more sinister cast.

    Brittany Huckabee: Evil Among Us

  • 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.

    Bloody Mary Online Review–More Pathetic Than Scary

  • 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.

    Reflections and Comments 1865-1895

  • 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.

    A MANUAL OF PARLIAMENTARY PRACTICE

  • 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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