How to use irretrievable in a sentence
Once chums and collaborators, they had irretrievably drifted apart.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon | Robert Sam Anson | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The roll-out has been a disgrace, yes, and an immeasurably and irretrievably missed opportunity.
Now it is unmistakably and irretrievably a decision about the future, says Robert Shrum.How Obama Will Cash In on Paul Ryan: Medicare, Taxes, Education & More | Robert Shrum | August 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I will always honor both my father and my mother, but the fact remained that our family was irretrievably broken,” she writes.Six Juiciest Bits From Michele Bachmann's New Book | David A. Graham | November 22, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
In court documents, the marriage was described as " irretrievably broken," but the size of the settlement was not disclosed.
The waves broke so completely over them that I imagined every instant that both boats and men were irretrievably lost.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Small wonder then if Leonard Elwood had already fallen incontinently, helplessly, irretrievably in love.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado | Frank Aubrey
He pulled away the mans hands from the gaping neck-wound, whence the life was irretrievably spurting.Cursed | George Allan England
The clue must be irretrievably lost, or it would have been discovered long ere now.The Cruise of the "Esmeralda" | Harry Collingwood
So long as such an arm fought for him, the cause of the Elector Frederick was not irretrievably lost.The Thirty Years War, Complete | Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for irretrievable
not able to be retrieved, recovered, or repaired
- irretrievability or irretrievableness, noun
- irretrievably, adverb
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