- unyielding; unalterable: inexorable truth; inexorable justice.
- not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties: an inexorable creditor.
Origin of inexorable
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Examples from the Web for inexorably
Slowly, still falteringly but inexorably, Jim Crow justice was disappearing in the South.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era
November 15, 2014
Here is our Wes, golden child with his long curls spilling down the pillow, inexorably beautiful in death.Inside a Home Funeral
Melissa Roberts Weidman
February 5, 2013
In the subsequent chapters the narrator is pulled, inexorably, to new depths of disillusionment and wretchedness.American Nightmare: Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ at 60
June 28, 2012
This sense of design, mysteriously, inexorably, appears in unexpected places.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’
Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts
March 23, 2012
To see racism as structural unfairness, by contrast, is to see race and public policy as inexorably intertwined.Fix Affirmative Action Now
July 21, 2010
"You knew rightly he wouldn't have liked it," John continued, inexorably.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
These were the ideas, the ideas of his family, and his church, which held him inexorably.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The world-evolution uses us inexorably, either for light or for fuel.The Great Hunger
He put his question desperately, knowing how inexorably it committed him.The Prisoner
Out of control, with the Moon-gravity pulling us inexorably down!
- not able to be moved by entreaty or persuasion
Word Origin and History for inexorably
1550s, from Middle French inexorable and directly from Latin inexorabilis "that cannot be moved by entreaty," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + exorabilis "able to be entreated," from exorare "to prevail upon," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + orare "pray" (see orator). Related: Inexorably; inexorability.