• WordNet 3.6
    • n invariability the quality of being resistant to variation
    • n invariability a quality of uniformity and lack of variation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Invariability The quality of being invariable; invariableness; constancy; uniformity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n invariability Lack of variability or of liability to change; invariableness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Invariability the quality of being invariable or unchangeable
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  • John Wagstaff
    John Wagstaff
    “It is invariable found that a content man is usually a weak one.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.”
  • Joe Gibbs
    Joe Gibbs
    “People who enjoy what they are doing invariably do it well.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
    “Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.”
  • Julie Burchill
    “As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women.”
  • Aleister Crowley
    “Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. invariabilité,


In literature:

The subsidences already mentioned are almost invariably caused by the pumping away of the brine.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
His drawings invariably perfect.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
Right, we must recollect, invariably implies corresponding duty.
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
In fact, it invariably means very much less, and sometimes, as in xxvii.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
In a word, Peter, in accordance with his invariable custom, was on her side.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
The palm and sycamore trees have invariably been associated with the spiritual, and made use of symbolically, as the tree of life.
"Byways of Ghost-Land" by Elliott O'Donnell
Such a person invariably expends his physical energy more slowly.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Not at all; they were fumbled indifferently, then invariably declined.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
He invariably changed his politics with the change of administration.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
Almost invariably in human history it is only the simple, sweeping dogmas which obtain universal acceptance.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea

In poetry:

How comes it, Flora, that, whenever we
Play cards together, you invariably,
However the pack parts,
Still hold the Queen of Hearts?
"The Queen Of Hearts" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
I've often wondered why
Old chaps who choose to die
In evil passes,
Before themselves they slay,
Invariably they
Take off their glasses?
"My Suicide" by Robert W Service
Devote thy heart, to worship and to love
The Lord — let it invariably adhere
Unto the great and glorious God above
With perfect trust, and confidence sincere.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
“That drink’s a curse that hangeth like a leech—
A sad but most indubitable fact is,
Mankind was meant to drink alone, I preach,
And what I preach invariably practise.
"Jimmy Wood" by Barcroft Henry Boake
"My capers," he cried, "are the kind that are
Invariably served with lamb.
Remember, this is a public bar,
And I'll do as I please. If your drink I mar,
I don't give a tinker's ——."
"The Inhuman Wolf And The Lamb Sans Gene" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Invariably, about this time every year, I'm asked if I believe the statistics that come out of Columbus concerning Ohio's whitetail deer population.
When people talk about a solution to the Euro problem, they invariably couch it in terms of what Germany might be prepared to pay for.
Whenever we get into lists of the "greatest" or the "best" in recent memory, we invariably leave out one or two names.
Invariably, I get a positive response.
Invariably you notice someone with a keychain with more store loyalty cards on it than keys.
An invariable, and often feared, consequence of these seasonal indulgences is weight gain.
Whose name these days is invariably preceded by the title "troubled actress" -- is apparently in hot water again.
When I used to make my daily check-in phone call to my dear, now-departed mother, she would invariably say that my call was the first time the phone had rung all day, and that nothing had come in the mail, either.
When it comes to copyright, the discussion today invariably focuses on piracy.
" "What ends up happening, invariably, is we both grow.
When temperatures start flirting with the 50-degree mark, hemlines start rising, and I'm invariably overcome with shock.
For it is the weak, the women, the sick, the elderly and the infants who invariably succumb to what Woodrow Wilson called "the silent, deadly remedy," not self-indulgent dictators like Saddam and Kim Jong-Il or their Praetorian Guard .
SAN DIEGO — Invariably, there is a local reporter who will approach Cole Hamels upon his return to this city, the place where he was born and raised, and ask him about how great it is to pitch at home.
As we discussed in the first installment yesterday, performance at different positions invariably moves around a bit from year to year, but what about at the skill positions up the middle.
Israel is always in the headlines, and the news is invariably bad.

In science:

The Cartan equation will separate in two independent parts, the parity invariant part and the parity non-invariant part.
On the triviality of certain non-Riemannian models of gravitation
In particular, if the translation invariant correlation functions define P uniquely then the random point field is translation invariant.
Determinantal random point fields
In particular, for m = 0 the Lagrangian should be both Lorentz invariant and invariant under SUR (Nf ) × SUL (Nf ).
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Polynomials wi (ν ) of degrees ki + 1 with ki ∈ Prw are invariant with respect to discrete group R and generate the ring of R invariant polynomials on Qm .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
We say that a set M is invariant under the flow, defined by a nonlinear semi-group S (t), if S (t)M = M , i.e. M is both positively and negatively invariant.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem