One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that cannot be retrieved or put right.‘trillions of dollars were irretrievably lost’‘the marriage had irretrievably broken down’
- ‘The surface of the floor is irretrievably pitted by bat urine.’
- ‘The original characteristics of a piece of land may have been irretrievably altered over time by manifold human activities.’
- ‘The couple's relationship deteriorated irretrievably during their six years there.’
- ‘Ultimately, the value of the token is irretrievably dependent on the success of the economy.’
- ‘The company's financial fortunes seemed irretrievably tied to databases and large e-commerce suites.’
- ‘By the time the mental health system was done with her, she was an irretrievably damaged schizophrenic.’
- ‘Married with four sons, he had fallen "desperately, irretrievably" in love with an aspiring journalist 22 years his junior.’
- ‘This helps ensure an education for children who might otherwise be irretrievably ensnared in working slavery from an early age.’
- ‘In the Colonies, the status and concept of the Church of England changed irretrievably.’
- ‘Much like the narrator, Jim is an irretrievably marginalized figure living on the fringes of society.’
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