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[in-awl-ter-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈɔl tər ə bəl/
Origin of inalterable
1535-45; in-3 + alterable
Related forms
inalterability, inalterableness, noun
inalterably, adverb Unabridged
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  • The soft, gray lines rose up on each side of her, immemorial, inalterable lines of gentle land.

    The Second Fiddle Phyllis Bottome
  • In this connection he demonstrated his inalterable opposition to the extension of slavery.

  • But he was like a gleaming, bright pebble, something bright and inalterable.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Is it your opinion that men's acts proceed from one central and unchanging and inalterable impulse, or from a variety of impulses?

    What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Its chief use at present is for making the inalterable nibs of the so-named rhodium pens.

  • Month after month, the appearance of the magazine was punctual, inalterable as the courses of the moon.

    The Creators May Sinclair
  • Under all her illness, persisted a deep, inalterable knowledge.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for inalterable


not alterable; unalterable
Derived Forms
inalterability, inalterableness, noun
inalterably, adverb
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