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insusceptible of reform

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may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement .
Talking like this," Arnie says vis-a-vis Bucky's narrative, "was a pouring forth that before long he could not control, neither an unburdening nor a remedy so much as an exile's painful visit to the irreclaimable homeland, the beloved birthplace that was the site of his undoing" (245).
Throughout the bank, we were all very scared, from top down to a teller level," Smith said of the financial crisis that peaked in 2009 and caused irreclaimable losses at the bank.
Hooper describes Suggs as "an incorrigible, irreclaimable devil" (24) who rebels against his father and lights out west from Georgia.
Al regreso del viaje aun podia publicar una carta en coautoria con Fitz-Roy, en la que se adscribe a la idea de que "that a savage is not irreclaimable, until advanced in life; however repugnant to our ideas have been his early habits".
as one of the chapter titles reads--Stein's narrator reckons with her irreclaimable childhood.
As Marxists believed that capitalism led to the oppression of the proletariat, Parsons believed that the exploitative and irreclaimable nature of capitalism was undermining collective freedoms.
which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.
Some websites, particularly those that auction the pottery, refer to the historic crafter as "Dave the Slave," a market-ready rhyme that redeems through renomination the irreclaimable and anonymous slave masses of history.
The rolling dunes derived from glacial outwash eroded from the Rockies were once long considered an irreclaimable desert colonized and dominated by yucca, cacti and endangered blowout penstemom.
Even though, however, it will diminish, it will not cease; for it is probable that of the seventy thousand persons on relief, about twenty thousand are irreclaimable, and their support on present standards, which are on the low side, is equivalent to an expenditure of about $500,000 a year.
In Tartuffe, a comedy in five acts, Molire relates the story of an attempt, by an irreclaimable hypocrite, to destroy the domestic happiness of a citizen who, charmed by his seeming piety, has received him as a prominent guest.
The bien-pensants have adopted home-insurance and neckties, while the irreclaimable traditionalists, stigmatized already as "dumb," want to continue with drinking sessions and cockfights.
This 'leaden, self-balanced, and perfectly modulated guttural utterance, which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium', renders Roderick a contemporary incarnation of a biblical prophet ('Usher', 235).
Indeed, unnatural amounts of rotting organic material and an enormous distribution of toxic chemicals (including heavy metals), along with the almost complete disruption of natural and man-made drainage systems in most areas, meant that some of the places were simply irreclaimable for the following ninety years--and for how many more years in the future we can only guess.