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the inextricable tie between culture, religion, and politics
  impossible to extract, disentangle, or avoid; or hopelessly intricate
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  • the inextricable tie between culture, religion, and politics
  • an inextricable knot
  • her inextricable fate
  • Is organized religion too inextricably bound to the status quo to save our nation and the world?
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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  • And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • I, too, said a silent goodbye, to a place that had changed me forever—and the place that, more than any graveyard, would forever contain the memory, and the mystery, of my grandfather… They were linked inextricably, he and that island, and I wondered, now that both were gone, if I would ever really understand what had happened to me: what I had become; was becoming.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Thereupon the roles were again reversed, and the female began to pursue the male, who led her on a wild scrabble up, over, down, and back across the esker until finally both wolves lost their footing on the steep slope and went skidding down it inextricably locked together.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • It was now a thing of mingled bereavement and anxiety, inextricable and bewilderingly intense.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Now I was alone, next to a sleeping stranger with whom my life was inextricably linked, adrift in a place filled with unseen threat.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The two are now bound inextricably.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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  • In his mind the smell of it was inextricably mixed up with fornication.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But the main effect was to keep her inextricably tied to Peter.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • He felt the good and bad within himself inextricably mingled and overlapping.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Two creatures inextricably bound, blood formed in the marrow of one running in the veins of the other, their union permanent.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Their lives would somehow be inextricably attached to all the girls who had been killed.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • All inextricably tied.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Adam, Bree, and the monster were inextricable friends.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • They ran to and fro; they crowded together: some sobbed, some stumbled: the confusion was inextricable.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • This feeble and most sensitive of spirits could do neither, yet continually did one thing or another, which intertwined, in the same inextricable knot, the agony of heaven-defying guilt and vain repentance.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The edges of the hollow road were encumbered with horses and riders, inextricably heaped up.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • From my mother I had learned that man is of the earth, that his clay feet are part of the ground that nourishes him, and that it is this inextricable mixture that gives man his measure of safety and security.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Her powers are inextricably linked to it; her magic brought it to towering life, its life force keeps her strong.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He had never been taught to understand that the manner in which he obtained this job, and the frame-up, were inextricable parts of a single whole.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Some sprained shoulders, wrists, and ankles; livid contusions; wrenched harpoons and lances; inextricable intricacies of rope; shattered oars and planks; all these were there; but no fatal or even serious ill seemed to have befallen any one.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Mallory, whose name is inextricably linked to Everest, was the driving force behind the first three expeditions to the peak.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Any unexpected noise or sharp word set him to trembling, for in his mind noises and harsh words were inextricably mixed with Yankees and he was more afraid of Yankees than of Prissy’s hants.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It was an inextricable mess of things decent in themselves but that human folly made look like the spoils of thieving.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Indeed, apart from the nature of the investigation which my friend had on hand, there was something in his masterly grasp of a situation, and his keen, incisive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he disentangled the most inextricable mysteries.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The stones were indeed scattered, and mixed inextricably with those of other workers: but when we had collected what we reckoned to be our pile no one raised any objections.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Somehow, the game had become inextricably linked in Harry’s mind with success or failure in his plans for Ginny.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • It is confused more than any other, as though in the now peaceful throes of a more recent, a more inextricable, compositeness.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • In the secret parts of his peculiar brain, those unhappy and inextricable tangles which he felt at the roots, the boy was disabled by something which we cannot explain.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The result is, they mix up towns, rivers, palaces in one inextricable whirl.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • What was left of him, rotted beneath what was left of the nightshirt, had become inextricable from the bed in which he lay; and upon him and upon the pillow beside him lay that even coating of the patient and biding dust.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
  • I would hate to believe they are inextricably linked.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • What device for becoming, like waters poured into one jar, inextricably the same, one with the object one adored?
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • From a bird’s-eye view, these three burgs, the City, the Town, and the University, each presented to the eye an inextricable skein of eccentrically tangled streets.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Straightway it will come to pass that she will fix her eyes upon the knight and he his upon her, and each will seem to the other something more divine than human, and, without knowing how or why they will be taken and entangled in the inextricable toils of love, and sorely distressed in their hearts not to see any way of making their pains and sufferings known by speech.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But Selden was inextricably involved in their fate.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • A marvellous deal of style their factor put on, with his servants and coach-and-six; so much so that the concern soon landed in inextricable bankruptcy.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Walter vehemently disagreed, suggesting that the Indians, Coloureds, and Africans were inextricably bound together.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • No amount of effort could have stopped that, because our points of view—the way we perceive things—are inextricably linked to our beliefs.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • …and the doubting members of other districts, that we rejected wealth as corrupt and intrinsically degrading; if other minorities loved the country despite their grievances, I would assure the committee that we, immune to such absurdly human and mixed reactions, hated it absolutely; and, greatest contradiction of all, when they denounced the American scene as corrupt and degenerate, I was to say that we, though snarled inextricably within its veins and sinews, were miraculously healthy.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Her child came between us, a symbol of both what divided us and what had brought us inextricably together.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • This therefore brought me to a resolution, whatever came of it, to lay open my whole case; but which way to do it, or to whom, was an inextricable difficulty, and took me many months to resolve.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • In the meantime, in so far as his home ties went, the irritations and the depressions which were almost inextricably involved with membership in the Griffiths family were not different from what they had ever been.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …that the defendant has committed one of the darkest crimes in our memory" for if we can encompass the life of this man and find out what has happened to him, if we can understand how subtly and yet strongly his life and fate are linked to ours"if we can do this, perhaps we shall find the key to our future, that rare vantage point upon which every man and woman in this nation can stand and view how inextricably our hopes and fears of today create the exultation and doom of tomorrow.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • These familiar flowers, these well-remembered bird-notes, this sky, with its fitful brightness, these furrowed and grassy fields, each with a sort of personality given to it by the capricious hedgerows,—such things as these are the mother-tongue of our imagination, the language that is laden with all the subtle, inextricable associations the fleeting hours of our childhood left behind them.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • …meltings from cold candles on the marble: the two flat heavy vaulted slabs, the other three headstones leaning a little awry, with here and there a carved letter or even an entire word momentary and legible in the faint light which the raindrops brought particle by particle into the gloom and released; now the two dogs came in, drifted in like smoke, their hair close-plastered with damp, and curled down in one indistinguishable and apparently inextricable ball for warmth.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • …from the bottom of his clothes-box, put on the light waistcoat patterned all over with sprigs of an elegant flower uniting the beauties of both rose and lily without the defects of either, and used all the hair-oil he possessed upon his usually dry, sandy, and inextricably curly hair, till he had deepened it to a splendidly novel colour, between that of guano and Roman cement, making it stick to his head like mace round a nutmeg, or wet seaweed round a boulder after the ebb.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
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