irretrievably irretrievably  /ɪ rə ˈtri vəb li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an irretrievable manner

Usage(s):

  1. In the view of many American troops and officers, the Mahdi Army had splintered irretrievably into a collection of independent operators and criminal gangs.
  2. He reasoned that the cause was irretrievably lost, in com plete contrast to his previous attitude, which had always been: 'We will fight to the last tip of the German Reich.
  3. And just three weeks ago, state prosecutors dropped corruption charges against him, claiming the case had been irretrievably compromised by political interference under Mbeki.

News

  1. News Corp's Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from wife Wendi

    (Reuters) - News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday. The reasons for the filing were not immediately clear, though a spokesman for Murdoch said the marriage had been irretrievably broken for more than six months. Murdoch, 82, married the former Wendi Deng, 44, in 1999. The filing comes just days before the split of ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Murdoch marriage broken down for months: spokesman

    (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's relationship with his wife Wendi had been irretrievably broken for more than six months before he filed for divorce, a spokesman for the News Corp chief executive said on Thursday. Murdoch filed for divorce in New York earlier in the day. He married Wendi Deng in 1999. (Reporting by Liana B. Baker; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. News Corp's Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from wife

    Rupert Murdoch, News Corp's chief executive, has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, a spokesman for the company confirmed to CNBC on Thursday. The reasons for the filing were not immediately clear. The company spokesman said the couple's relationship had been irretrievably broken for more than six months before he filed for divorce Thursday.Murdoch married the former Wendi Deng in 1999, less ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "I'd just say the 'doomsday scenario' is that the NBA is somehow going to be irretrievably damaged by some event or another," Stern said Monday at George Washington University, where Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin was inducted into the...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: David Stern Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Even a heinous crime committed by a juvenile," Justice Kennedy concluded, is not "evidence of irretrievably depraved character."
    on Oct 2, 2005 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: New York Times

  3. Committee chairman Malcolm Bruce said: "Developed countries must accept responsibility if Doha fails. They should now either reinvigorate the process with unilateral moves or draw the process to a close if it is irretrievably moribund. The...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Malcolm Bruce Source: This is Nottingham

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