irrespective of love

irrespective of

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. Without consideration of; regardless of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. regardless of; without regard to; without considering

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. regardless of; without regard to.

Etymologies

Opposite of Medieval Latin respectivus, "having regard for", from Latin respectus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “As one walked along, one could count fifty dead bodies lying in the streets, and this quite irrespective of those who died in their own homes,” wrote Father Joseph Ohrwalder, an Austrian missionary held in Omdurman.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • She wanted a haven wherein she could read whatever she wanted, or choose a menu irrespective of cost, or not be held responsible for servile embezzlements.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • And irrespective of the immediate priorities in the first days or weeks or months of the new Administration, I've absolutely no doubt that in the course of the first half of this year that so far as Australia and the United States is concerned it'll be business as usual, so far as the Australia-United States

    Joint Media Conference, with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully ��� Perth, 21 January 2009 - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Douglas was to the fore in the slavery question; his first wife was the daughter of a slave-holder, but Douglas himself was a champion of "popular sovereignty", holding that it was up to the residents to decide whether a state should be slave or free, and his declaration that any territory could exclude slavery irrespective of the Supreme Court's ruling cost him the support of many Southern Democrats.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • This refers to the vagaries by which certain alleles become more common or more rare within a gene pool, irrespective of the influence of natural selection.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Perhaps the poor Spaniards of those days happened in the first instance upon an ancient bull, or a hawks-bill, and tapped the poison gland, or a loggerhead or a luth, and came ever after to entertain, with right good cause, a holy terror of turtle, irrespective of species.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • There is even a tax on news sheets, gazettes and magazines, and those who advertise in them must pay a tax of two-and-sixpence irrespective of the size of the advertisement.

    Morgan’s Run

  • This excludes chance, which is a relative term and implies merely that some things happen irrespective of, or even contrary to, the natural purpose and tendency of some particular agent, natural or free (I, Q. xxii, a. 2; Q. cvi, a. 7; Q. cxvi, a. 1); not that things happen irrespective of the supreme and universal cause of all things.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • After her first burst of disappointment Joan began to take the mishap as she had taken Tess's original trouble, as she would have taken a wet holiday or failure in the potato-crop; as a thing which had come upon them irrespective of desert or folly; a chance external impingement to be borne with; not a lesson.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • On the other hand, it may sound paradoxical in the common view if one asks whether irrespective of any phenomena that result from conflict or that accompany it, it itself is a form of sociation.2 At first glance, this sounds like a rhetorical question.

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations

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