One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a problem or dilemma) impossible to solve or settle.
- ‘These literal readings all pose the same, irresolvable problem.’
- ‘I think at this point, that we have no true irresolvable conflict of interest with North Korea, and we should end the hostility that we've had since 1950.’
- ‘Or are these phenomena the expression of an irresolvable crisis of the capitalist economic and political order?’
- ‘The first is the idea that there is an irresolvable conflict between the public life of a city or nation, and the pursuits of philosophers and scientists.’
- ‘The dilemma is irresolvable as Ms. Schiavo's wishes cannot be known.’
- ‘This position allows consequentialists to recognize the possibility of irresolvable moral dilemmas.’
- ‘He would say: ‘Life is filled with golden opportunities, carefully disguised as irresolvable problems.’’
- ‘This irresolvable dilemma was conjured nicely by the question: Who serves when not all serve?’
- ‘The disagreements between our camps, however, are deep-rooted and likely to remain - at least on this side of eternity - irresolvable.’
- ‘Is this evidence, at bottom, of an irresolvable clash between capitalistic materialism and religious, other-worldly values?’
- ‘In one sense, this ethical move by Levinas solves the previously irresolvable problem of self/other relations.’
- ‘Groups opposing sanctions say these problems are irresolvable until sanctions are lifted.’
- ‘They transform solvable problems into irresolvable dilemmas.’
- ‘Such movements are thus unable to contemplate that there might be irresolvable tensions between being Christian and being ‘a good American.’’
- ‘From an empirical perspective, I see no irresolvable philosophical conflict between these subjects.’
- ‘Here, I am not interested in the technical issues because they lead to interminable and irresolvable arguments.’
- ‘The fights between differing entities or real enemies can be resolved, but the fights between brothers are irresolvable because they are bogus fights.’
- ‘We Jews must resign ourselves to the irresolvable problem of anti-Semitism.’
- ‘But for all its uses, the fraternal allegory poses a final and irresolvable problem for the national narrative.’
- ‘This strikes me as yet another irresolvable dilemma as there are cases to be made for both points of view.’
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