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Synonyms for irreclaimable

insusceptible of reform

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The really tragic thing about the drownings and gunshots and the irreclaimable madnesses is this: They, Poets all of them, missed the truth of it by a quarter of an inch.
Despite initial outbursts that the Xhosa people were 'irreclaimable' from barbarism, (57) Smith soon began to write of the possibility of the Xhosa people progressing and striding toward civilisation.
Similar to other institutions for wayward women and girls, they were not interested in those women who had 'fallen too far', or who were thought 'irreclaimable.' The aid societies did at least provide women leaving prison, in a city for many, far from home and without adequate means, a way of getting home.
A space privileged to men of the irreclaimable act which while it contained all lesser worlds within it contained no access to them.
Wright remains totally unforgiving in his dismay over Bari, the one irreclaimable city in his otherwise favorite country.
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.
Click here to take the quiz and find out!" 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.
varied rapidly from a tremulous indecision (when the animal spirits seemed utterly in abeyance) to that species of energetic concision [...] which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.
(4.) 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.