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impossible to recover or recoup or overcome

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Even the logic exercised in the passage is shot through with irony: Every piece of evidence that should reinforce the reality of Angelica's irretrievability instead causes Orlando to engage in more involved acts of self-deception while the tale meant to salve Orlando's wounded wits only inflames them further.
In the present time, as we gaze at the photographs, their seeming "small sighs of despair" express the irretrievability of the dead intervening years, as well as the disappearance of those people now literally dead whom the images record.
If anything, the belatedness and irretrievability of the past make the realization, as he says, "hopelessly poignant.
This irretrievability is expressed through Yuste's and Azorin's nostalgia for the Spanish past.
Britton reads this nondescription of the slave revolts as a sign of their unrepresentable nature: "Insurrection, in other words, which is the only form of political action open to the slaves, cannot be made intelligible within the boundaries of conventional realist fictional discourse, and this 'silence' is another indication of the irretrievability of subaltern consciousness" (64).
275) and may ultimately even result in hermeneutical irretrievability of the 'true' story.
Yet, for all its irretrievability, for all the gulfs that time creates, perpetually marooning us on the little island of the present, reaching out to touch the same object that inspired my six-year-old self helps to confer some sense of continuity to set beside all the changes that separate now from then.
Mavor 'seek[s] to rescue nostalgia' (p34) from easy critical dismissal of it as backward-looking and inauthentic state and her own nostalgic readings invite us to embrace the fetishistic structure of our relationship to history and (our) childhood, one that cuts betwixt and between joyous return and total irretrievability.
The major differences of such virtual communities from traditional communities are: 1) the freedom from geographical limitation; 2) the accessibility at one's own convenience; 3) the irretrievability of information/messages; and 4) the limitation of communicative acts to textual messages.
Pather Panchali for them symbolized both the irrevocability of childhood and the irretrievability of nature's abundance.
Thus when Branagh conjures the aura of the classic movie musical in his screen adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, the result exhibits both the attractions of the genre to contemporary filmmakers and its likely irretrievability.
Commenting on their irretrievability and demonstrating his flair for words, he wrote that such a policy was "indefensible" in an environment of machine retrieval and that articles "indexed in such general terms are merely occupying space on the citation file" (Lancaster, 1969a, p.
The relation of irretrievability between the referent 'a customer' and A's presupposition obtains in the contextual component and not at IL in Grammar.
Gatsby marks the irretrievability of an always fetishized
accessed, and it is precisely its irretrievability that becomes a wound