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I tell myself to go to sleep early, but I invariably end up watching television late into the night.
  consistently or without variation
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invariably invariable invariability
Standard prefix:  "in" at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in "insufficient" or "impossible" or "incapable".
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  • I tell myself to go to sleep early, but I invariably end up watching television late into the night.
  • You better tell her we’re starting earlier. She’s invariably late.
  • It is an invariable rule.
  • You can count on her invariable courtesy.

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  • Books, also, were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any admission that any alteration had been made.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • the whistles and catcalls from the customers (the cries of "hey, there go the profits!". . . "mazeltov!" and "well, he didn’t work here very long.. ." which invariably seems to follow the breaking of glass or dishware in a public restaurant) all seemed to confuse him.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to...
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • ...invariably they choose the hunt.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • At all the seasons which should have been their happiest, he invariably ... reverted to this one disastrous topic.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • When Zooey appeared to have difficulty in remembering something, his hesitation invariably interested all his brothers and sisters,
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey

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  • It was always at night — the arrests invariably happened at night.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • You could not invariably assume this to be the case when people were arrested.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Parsons did, indeed, invariably revert to shorts when a community hike or any other physical activity gave him an excuse for doing so.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The larger evils invariably escaped their notice.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The thing you invariably came back to was the impossibility of knowing what life before the Revolution had really been like.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But — though this was one of the crimes that the accused in the great purges invariably confessed to — it was difficult to imagine any such thing actually happening.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Invariably, that Unwind will try to rebel and, invariably, that Unwind will be taken to the clinic and unwound within just a few days of his or her arrival.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • They would invariably arrive minutes before the meet, with Annie having forgotten what race she was meant to run, or whether she really wanted to run at all.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • They are fond of dramatic gestures, and invariably leave behind some taunting memento.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The institutions putzed along with the absolute minimum of staff presence, and the staff that were there invariably seemed less than interested in their jobs.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The elections attract campaign contributions from business interests seeking tort reform or from trial lawyers who want to protect large civil verdicts, but since most voters are unschooled in these areas, the campaigns invariably focus on crime and punishment.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • My orientation course in Ottawa had taught me that one never questioned information emanating from another department; and if a field operation based on such information went awry, it was invariably the fault of the fellow in the field.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Whenever I step into a shop in the main part of the village, invariably someone will say, "Hey, it’s good Doc Hata."
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • When the talk turned to politics, as it invariably did, William made a far better showing than John.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • He invariably leaped before he looked and never cared where he was going as long as he knew why he shouldn’t have gone to where he’d been.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Invariably accompanied by a gorgeous French secretary-interpreter who may or may not have consorted with Russian royalty.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Our pep rallies invariably ended when Mrs. Brown’s large head would peer into the window and flash disapproving, desultory glances at me and the kids.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He knew several Englishmen—and they were invariably late.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • To which she invariably replied, "Oh, darling, yes—later."
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Because of the poor circulation and the degeneration of connective tissue, victims were invariably sterile, and often impotent as well.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Later, the group would disperse to their cabins and Alan would sit on the top deck, almost invariably alone.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Even a light "How are you" was a nuanced question, with— out it seeming to be; and my invariable answer ("Fine") he could read easily enough without my having to spell anything out.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Bibi jo was invariably accompanied by one of her six brides and a grandchild or two.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Yes, he is young, and youth is invariably self-confident.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "I’m trying to, baby, I’m trying to," is what Ford invariably replied on these occasions.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • So accustomed was I to his invariable success that the very possibility of his failing had ceased to enter into my head.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • They almost invariably did their hours on Recreation Duty first, helping with the younger ones in a place where they still felt comfortable.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • I know of such cases; and it is worthy of remark that such slaves invariably suffer greater hardships, and have more to contend with, than others.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • And the embassy invariably did just that.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He was invariably late for dinner.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • And yet, though invariably happiest elsewhere, there is within me a feeling for Old Salem, which, in lack of a better phrase, I must be content to call affection.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • But he could not take root in any of these; with chagrin, he found his masters invariably whimsical and irregular, constantly running about the country, or on the look-out for adventure.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • "Tell," said Susan, who invariably launched a telephone session this command.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I knew by the way my mother and aunt dressed when they were going out, and I invariably begged to go with them.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • She invariably chose predominantly Jewish public schools: P.S. 138 in Rosedale, J.H.S. 231 in Springfield Gardens, Benjamin Cardozo, Francis Lewis, Forest Hills, Music and Art.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • There was nothing with which they could compare their present lives: they had nothing to go upon except Squealer’s lists of figures, which invariably demonstrated that everything was getting better and better.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • But butchers, also, and butchers of the bloodiest badge have been all Martial Commanders whom the world invariably delights to honour.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Invariably we were looking for the misfit, the one man in the village who did not fit in, the hit man of the Taliban who was plainly not a farmer.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Luckily, when we did hear one it was invariably in a hurry to get away.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
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