American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impossible to repair, rectify, or amend: irreparable harm; irreparable damages.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not reparable; incapable of being repaired, rectified, or restored; that cannot be made right or good.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not reparable; not capable of being repaired, recovered, regained, or remedied; irretrievable; irremediable.
- adj. impossible to repair, rectify, or amend
- ir- + reparable (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin irreparābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + reparābilis, reparable; see reparable. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She recorded what she called irreparable damage done to a historic church in Kahula (ph) on Big Island.”
“The fact that the government can and did issue such instructions and comply with the injunction immediately shows that the military will not sustain irreparable harm from compliance and belies the need for any temporary stay," LCR argued in court papers.”
“During Monday's hearing, Justice Department attorney Beth Brinkmann argued that the injunction would result in "irreparable harm" to the National Institutes of Health because researchers could lose crucial experiments and scientific materials.”
“Hillary, Bill, and their entire merry band need to be removed from the national stage before they say something that results in irreparable damage to a candidate, or our country.”
“Speaking to reporters Friday, Obama said he does not believe in "irreparable breaches.”
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“The judge said it would call irreparable jury to J.K. Rowling.”
“It even seemed that she feared to be distracted from her grief, as she surrounded herself with a sort of avidity with all that could recall her irreparable loss.”
“The memory of the irreparable is a sorrow of the saints.”
“The lawsuit against the NFL is still pending before Nelson, but the legality of the lockout has essentially become the fight for now, with both sides arguing over whether Nelson has jurisdiction in the case and over the notion of irreparable harm.”
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