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- n. The quality of being inexorable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being inexorable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being inexorable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mercilessness characterized by an unwillingness to relent or let up
In the preface to her book The Court Jew (1950), Stern-Taeubler charged her fellow Jews in the aftermath of World War II to use the “tragedy and inexorableness of our present experience … to view our past more objectively than before … [because] understand [ing] our road through the centuries can make our destiny easier to bear.”
Only when life is lived close to the senses, when the intelligence is engaged immediately on what is yielded to man through the body, is the paradox of sadness in created beauty brought home in all its delicacy and inexorableness.
And he laughed, as the thought went home; laughed at the irony of fate and its inexorableness; laughed at his own defeat and his nearness to a barred Paradise.
Whatever perplexity he felt as to the inexorableness of her course—however little he penetrated its motive—she saw that it unmistakably tended to strengthen her hold over him.
Grace, in reply, wept and wondered at the request, bemoaned the inexorableness of the law; and was astonished that Lily had not realized the exact similarity of their positions.
The inevitableness of the desolation threatened, and the inexorableness of God in the execution of it, verse 1, is the third thing considerable: "Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people."
Thirdly, The inevitableness of these judgments, and the inexorableness of the Lord as to the accomplishment of all the evils denounced, verse
Wherefore, secondly, Being thus disappointed, by the severity and inexorableness of the law, men generally betake themselves to some other way, that may satisfy them as to those considerations which took them off from their former hopes; and this, for the most part, is by fixing themselves upon some ways of atonement to satisfy God, and helping out the rest with hopes of mercy.
Lastly, there is an almost modern sense of the inexorableness of law in the solemn reminder that those who refuse and despise the call of wisdom will be left alone and helpless when their day of trouble comes, i. 22ff.
They deal with the hard and tragic things in life, the terrible power of ocean and storm, or the inexorableness and dreariness of death, banishment, and the separation of friends.