Definitions

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  • adv. In an irrevocable manner; beyond recall; in a manner precluding repeal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an irrevocable manner; beyond recall; so as to preclude recall or repeal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an irrevocable manner

Etymologies

irrevocable +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Among the powerful ways in which the word irrevocably changed was that people in positions of domestic authority here gained a certain privilege to speak and to identify the forces out there and to remain unchallenged in how they designated enemies and friends.

    In memoriam « A Bird’s Nest

  • Community Promise "at least uses the word 'irrevocably' to assure open source developers" that they can start coding to those standards and patents, he noted.

    LinuxInsider

  • The one thing that irritated me the most of all was the fact that in the book the relationship between Bella and Edward are cultivated - but in the movie they meet and are suddenly "irrevocably" in love.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • Those citizens who are "irrevocably" opposed to the death penalty, whether on moral, philosophical or religious grounds, or even those whose feelings about the death penalty would

    Amnesty International USA: Most Recent English News Releases

  • Berlin asks US court to block a deal between Google and US authors and publishers about web access to old books, saying it would 'irrevocably' weaken global copyright law

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Germany seeks to block Google book deal - Berlin asks US court to block a deal between Google and US authors and publishers about web access to old books, saying it would 'irrevocably' weaken global copyright law Leading mobile operators and phone manufacturers worldwide prepare to introduce an array of sleek new Windows phones.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Google Changes Controversial Chrome TOS - Google no longer 'irrevocably' owns everything you do ..

    Blogrunner

  • I'd like to pick up on one aspect of it though, which is the comparison of Hezbollah to the Apartheid regime in South Africa: "Was Hizbollah really "irrevocably" committed to the destruction of Israel?

    Hezbollah and Apartheid

  • By submitting the entry, the Entrant irrevocably assigns and transfers all intellectual property rights therein to Sponsor and agrees to execute such additional documents as may be requested by Sponsor to evidence Sponsor's ownership of the intellectual property rights in the entry.

    LISA BELKIN'S TO-BE-NAMED-BY-YOU BLOG CONTEST

  • Debuting in November from Image Comics, DRAIN follows the story of Chinatsu, a woman whose life is irrevocably changed when her and her ancient clan of Japanese assassins is ravaged by vampires.

    C.B. Cebulski Unleashes Martial Arts Horror with “Drain” | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

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