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Synonyms for unretrievable

impossible to recover or recoup or overcome

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The speaker must therefore embark on a journey of repeated representation and praise to try to retrieve the unretrievable past; and, as Petrarch does so frequently in the Canzoniere, Du Bellay marks the ongoing nature of this camino by ending the sonnet with the use of the iterative present: "Je vays chantant vostre gloire plus belle" ("I go along singing your most beautiful glory").
If the diminutive form of a base word is completely novel, or if it is temporarily unretrievable from memory, analogy will calculate the base's similarity to others that exist in the lexicon.
It's globalisation, you see, as every city sets along the unretrievable path of metamorphosis into some sort of burgerhouse-ridden bit of Americana.
What now seems more clear, however, is that the way Holiday House and The Mill on the Floss write childhood largely generates a critical response that believes the texts only in terms of their own claims to absolute success: the remarkable thing to most critics, as we have seen from their writings, is that these texts retrieve so wonderfully what the texts themselves diagnose as unretrievable.
Often, that attention has been couched in terms of forging a link with a European past now unretrievable to the urban, sophisticated travelers and commentators.
She has been studying ways to revive damaged neurological tissue that most doctors feel are unretrievable.
Others are not included here because they seemed repetitious, or were almost certainly poems by other poets (such as Ba Huyen Thanh-Quan, a woman whose poetry is sometimes attributed to Ho Xuan Huong), or because they seemed unretrievable in English, even with supportive footnoting.
The discovery of more substantive evidence of this practice would significantly broaden our understanding of dissemination patterns and the role this music played in early New England culture, although ultimately these sources may be unretrievable.
Digital storage methods are inconsistent over time, and much of the data stored this way has been lost or is unretrievable.