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In such a way that restoration is impossible:‘shopping developments have already blighted other parts of the city beyond recall’
- ‘The other passengers are immolated beyond recall.’
- ‘Gilmour netted another corner four minutes from time, and put the game beyond recall for the visitors.’
- ‘Once the game had gone beyond recall, Mike Ward launched a blistering attack on the Blackpool bowlers to end his innings on 82.’
- ‘Adam's face darkened, and his teasing, light-hearted mood was gone beyond recall.’
- ‘But it can offer no way back and an overs match where the first batting side collapses is a match gone beyond recall.’
- ‘However the winner was beyond recall by then and had a length and a half to spare at the line in 17.71.’
- ‘The Age of Religious Culture is apparently past, perhaps beyond recall.’
- ‘It seemed to me that this necessarily complex structure was ruined beyond recall.’
- ‘The glorious past belonged in the age of heroes and was lost beyond recall; the real past was full of trickery, violence and abuse, both within individual cities and in relations between cities.’
- ‘The time of provincial economic processes has passed beyond recall.’
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