Definitions

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  • adv. Such that it cannot be repaired.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an irreparable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an irreparable manner; irretrievably; irrecoverably: as, irreparably lost.

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

  • adv. in an irreparable manner or to an irreparable degree

Etymologies

irreparable +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In later times the most enlightened heathen nations indulged in the sin of Sodom without compunction or shame. are set forth -- before our eyes. suffering -- undergoing to this present time; alluding to the marks of volcanic fire about the Dead Sea. the vengeance -- Greek, "righteous retribution." eternal fire -- The lasting marks of the fire that consumed the cities irreparably, is a type of the eternal fire to which the inhabitants have been consigned.

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  • It’s a delicate irony that his mother’s determination that he should have the best possible education provided the context for his encounter with a disturbing magazine article, concerning a black man who had damaged his skin irreparably by his attempts to lighten it.

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  • All my precautions were rendered fruitless, if I allowed her the time, the opportunity to betray me as often as she might choose, and if in the end she did return to me, I should never again be able to forget the time when she had been alone, and even if I won in the end, nevertheless in the past, that is to say irreparably, I should be the vanquished party.

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  • Seeing the potential of its software besmirching the Symantec name irreparably, Symantec's CEO surged forward with a new plan: re-write its security software to make it the best in the industry, so as to super-strengthen its stranglehold on the summit of sales supremacy while swiftly swinging its way back into the good books of consumers.

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  • Others may be forced to cut their hours or to close their doors, which could cause patients to suffer "irreparably," she added.

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  • And it accuses the school of "irreparably" harming Mr. Spaide, demanding that Dalton expunge any reference to the scandal from his record.

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  • On the other hand, if her father had fallen irreparably into bad habits -- Dolly would not admit the "irreparably" into her thoughts.

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  • GOP Senator: Crist 'irreparably' damaging himself as Independent

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  • So those of us who are "secular-minded" or who do profess "an uncomplicated enjoyment of beauty," or both, are not real Americans, are irreparably distant from Americans "as they really are"?

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  • The liberal image will be irreparably destroyed with these attacks.

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  • 'and the development of legend would have "irreparably" contaminated the Jesus tradition prior to the writing of the gospels?' (The Case for Christ/ Lee Strobel/ 42)

    October 11, 2010