Example sentences for: intractable

How can you use “intractable” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Since the Irish Republican Army refuses to decommission its weapons before representatives of Sinn Fein, its political wing, are seated in the new Northern Ireland executive, and since the Unionist leader refuses to call the assembly to order before the IRA gives up at least some of its arms, the current stalemate seems fairly intractable.

  • The problems associated with sedation in end-of-life care and the different attitudes among clinicians and palliative care experts are reflected in inconsistent terminology [ 5 ] , variation in techniques used to induce, maintain and monitor sedation [ 6 ] , duration of and frequency of application, different concepts on the time of administering sedation and on intentions [ 7 ] . While the ambiguous term "terminal sedation (TS)" [ 8 9 ] is used most often, other terms more clearly reflect the different viewpoints: "sedation for intractable distress in the imminently dying [ 10 11 ] ;", end-of-life sedation [ 12 ] "slow-euthanasia" [ 13 ] , "palliative sedation" [ 14 ] , "total sedation" [ 15 ] , "sedation in the final phase", "palliative sedation therapy" [ 16 ] .

  • Those who opposed involvement in Bosnia in the early '90s--and who doubt that NATO can bring peace to Kosovo today--argue that the long record of intractable ethnic tension among the Balkan peoples means we should stay out.

  • These excluded variables were considered irrelevant as predictors or were intractable for inclusion due to the structure of the corresponding questions; overall results on them are presented in univariate form without weighting or other adjustment.

  • The McSalad Shaker solves two previously intractable problems of salad consumption.


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