Example sentences for: irretrievably

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

  • Saturday's New York Times criticized Reno, but the Sunday-morning TV pundits opined that the independent-counsel system had already been irretrievably politicized.

  • I believe the majority of Americans, if they think about it at all--and keep in mind that the ones who think about it are also the ones who take the time to vote--think that our cultural life has coarsened, or even debased, and that the sense of "values" that just 30 or even fewer years ago meant that the majority of Americans felt no need to lock their doors has been, perhaps irretrievably, lost.

  • The Jones decision came too late for the continental European newspapers and for editorial comment in the British ones, though the Financial Times, in an inside page feature, said that the affair had "damaged the Clinton presidency, perhaps irretrievably."


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