Origin of irrepressible
Examples from the Web for irrepressible
Suppressed, banned, scorned—it seems to speak to something within the human mind (or soul, if you like) that is irrepressible.
From a production standpoint, most of Napa has been lucky and irrepressible in the aftermath.
He was grounded for a few days, but fortunately for us, and for politics, his irrepressible good humor could not be squelched.Jim Brady, Reagan’s Gentle ‘Bear’ Who Roared Back to Life After Being Shot|Eleanor Clift|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Germany scored first, in the 11th minute, through the irrepressible Thomas Müller.Germany Humiliates World Cup Host Brazil 7-1 in Semifinal Slaughter|Tunku Varadarajan|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And now all of a sudden I find myself consumed by an immense, irrepressible wrath.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’|Andrew Romano|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man stared at her in honest surprise, and then his red face melted into rather pleasant curves of irrepressible laughter.Happy House|Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
We find the irrepressible discontent gathering around like a thunder-storm.
The irrepressible juniors lost all control in their excitement, and cheered on each as she appeared to be gaining.The Luckiest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
This planted in the Reformation the "irrepressible conflict."The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
His masculine vanity was gratified by the irrepressible confession of her love for him.Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters|May Agnes Fleming
Increase of population, which is filling the States out to their very borders, together with a new and extended network of railroads and other avenues, and an internal commerce which daily becomes more intimate, is rapidly bringing the States into a higher and more perfect social unity or consolidation. Thus, these antagonistic systems are continually coming into closer contact, and collision results.
Shall I tell you what this collision means? They who think that it is accidental, unnecessary, the work of interested or fanatical agitators, and therefor ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, and it means that the United States must and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation. [William H. Seward, speech at Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 2, 1858]