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Unable to be resolved:‘there is no irresoluble conflict between science and religion’
- ‘Thus his doubts are unreal, not simply because they are logically irresoluble doubts, but because they amount to the rejection of the whole conceptual scheme.’
- ‘All folk poetry has an irresoluble ambiguity based in its use of signed objects, plants, and animals.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin irresolubilis indissoluble.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.