• WordNet 3.6
    • n inexorableness mercilessness characterized by an unwillingness to relent or let up "the relentlessness or their pursuit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inexorableness The quality or state of being inexorable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inexorableness The state or quality of being inexorable.
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  • Henry Ford
    “He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.”
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin
    “Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.”
  • W.P. Kinsella
    W.P. Kinsella
    “Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria --- anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.”
  • Simone Weil
    “Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission.”
  • Susan Sontag
    “Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.”


In literature:

In doctrine and in deed, the inexorable bigotry of Madrid was ever in advance of Rome.
"Pioneers Of France In The New World" by Francis Parkman, Jr.
That is the inexorable law in the world of animals and more or less, alas, in our own world as well!
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
With inexorable, stubborn persistency the mother's memory held up before her eyes the scene of Rybin's torture.
"Mother" by Maksim Gorky
He finds the Salvation Army as inexorable as fact itself.
"Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara" by George Bernard Shaw
The next moment the door closed inexorably between husband and wife.
"The Lamp of Fate" by Margaret Pedler
She was deaf and inexorable.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
He already suspects my feelings for you, and he will be inexorable if he discovers that his suspicions are correct.
"Frederick the Great and His Court" by L. Mühlbach
Against the capitalists, or against inexorable fate?
"The Malady of the Century" by Max Nordau
It was falling to pieces, and, as it fell, disclosing the image of his fate, inexorable, inconceivable.
"Demos" by George Gissing
There was something terrifying in this inexorable silence, in the impossibility of getting at her.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
The hour of departure arrived; the inexorable hour which was to separate me from my wife on my wedding evening.
"Basil" by Wilkie Collins
The Bishop was inexorable.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
Always the inexorable colic.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
The strenuous pleasure seeker fails to get happiness; that is an inexorable law.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
Emma feared her husband, too; he was so self-contained, and so inexorably moral, at least in appearance.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
Jane pleaded, but Brodrick was inexorable.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
But since the inexorable word is gone forth, I will add to thy sentence.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
He hated this inexorable force; he cursed it; for he did not realize that it was his own soul!
"Where the Souls of Men are Calling" by Credo Harris
The cardinal remained inexorable.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Upon these points the American commissioners were united and inexorable.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske

In poetry:

Before me pass
The shapes of things inexorably true.
Gone is the sparkle of transforming dew
From every blade of grass.
"Lagrimas" by John Hay
Th' inexorable gates of death,
What hand can e'er unfold?
Who from the cerements of the tomb
Can raise the human mould?
"The Complaint of Nature" by John Logan
Shall voice or vision cross the night
From glooms where grope the hands of Force,
On law's inexorable course,
To being's transitory light?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Who hath beheld the goddess face to face,
Blind with her beauty, all his days shall go
Climbing lone mountains towards her temple's place,
Weighed with song's sweet, inexorable woe.
"Poetry" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Here is neither haste, nor hate, nor anger," peal the Trumpets,
"Pardon for his penitence or pity for his fall.
"It is the King!"—inexorable Trumpets—
(Trumpets round the scaffold af the dawning by Whitehall!)
"The Old Issue" by Rudyard Kipling
And now, one stride behind thee, and too late,
Yet true to all that reason cannot kill,
I stand before the inexorable gate
And see thy latest footstep on the sill,
And know thou canst not come, but watch and wait thee still.
"A Hero's Grave" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

When Eliot Spitzer was governor he talked about the "perfect storm of unaffordability" that was inexorably chugging its way toward the state and local governments.
But the more the Basques indulge their sentimental devotion to the past, the more they are being absorbed inexorably into the modern world.
In the inexorable rebirth of ground zero, it is at last the season for the masters of bronze and stone.
In his last several years on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall could only watch as the ideological ground shifted inexorably away, leaving him isolated on most of the issues that imbue people with passion.
INEXORABLY, the French Socialist Party is imploding.
The US government debt is rising inexorably, according to the conventional wisdom in Washington, and the political system is too paralyzed to take unpopular actions to rein it in.
The heat is startling, inexorable and impossible to escape, and it all starts with Roberts.
But I sense the default mode of viewing will inexorably shift'.
Part adventure, part drama, Pat 's history is one of both immense suffering and inexorable hope, and he is intent on using his experiences to help protect the cultural heritage of Cambodian martial arts for future generations.
Ever worry about someone who seems stuck, whose life appears inexorably headed in the wrong direction, or maybe no direction at all.
For the past year, ever since the superconducting supercollider began its inexorable march toward extinction, there have been rumors in the scientific community that physics is dead.
My imperfect understanding of Alzheimer's disease is that it is the slow, inexorable winnowing of memories, the body persisting as a vital part of the soul disappears.
Biophysicist and open-science fan Stephen Curry, in The inexorable rise of open access scientific publishing, at The Guardian, notes that the move to open science is speeding up a wee faster than many people expected or even realize.
Chris Kenneally's documentary about the inexorable rise of digital as the medium in which films are being shot and disseminated is a must-see for AV geeks and cinephiles — even die-hard celluloid fans.
Rod Stewart's ever-metastasizing catalog of standards is now hurtling inexorably toward its sixth CD.

In science:

In fact, different experimentally checked devices which are inexorably interpreted in terms of quantum-mechanically governed phenomena, have shown the existence and properties of negative temperatures.
Lorentzian wormholes generalizes thermodynamics still further
That is the case of the inspiralling compact binary, the final stage of evolution of systems like the binary pulsar, in which the loss of energy to gravitational waves has brought the binary to an inexorable spiral toward a final merger.
Was Einstein Right? Testing Relativity at the Centenary
There are strong scientific reasons to believe that they really exist, because Maxwell's equations, when coupled to inverted atomic media, lead inexorably to tachyon-like solutions.
On a heuristic point regarding the origin of tachyons and a revamped definition for them
In the very long term, of course, annual cycles (aka weather), longer ones from the Earth’s orbit (Milankovitch), and effects of living creatures will all give way to the inexorable brightening of the sun (Huybers and Curry 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
This inexorable growth and the increasing costs to libraries for acquisition and shelving were driving forces behind the eventual conversion to online publication and subscriptions.
Editorial: Physical Review C in its Fortieth Year
The name Ernest Henley to me is inexorably linked with the idea of symmetry tests.
Symmetry Tests and Standard Model Backgrounds
Although in these notes we will not enter these interesting thermal aspects, it should be emphasized that thermality (similar to the concept of virtual particle clouds) is an inexorable aspect of localization in LQP and does not need the Hawking type of Killing vector horizons.
Basic Quantum Theory and Measurement from the Viewpoint of Local Quantum Physics
The implications for the extragalactic distance scale are inexorably linked and noted in Section 3.
The Distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud
The resulting local net structure on the lightfront is very interesting, because the inexorable vacuum fluctuations of QFT have all been compressed into the longitudinal lightray direction whereas there are none in the transverse direction.
The power of AQFT: the area law for entropy of localized quantum matter