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Definition impossible to extract, disentangle, or avoid; or hopelessly intricate
  • the inextricable tie between culture, religion, and politics
inextricable = impossible to disentangle
  • 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
  • inextricably = impossible to disentangle (separate)
  • And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • inextricably = in a manner that is impossible to disentangle (to separate)
  • 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
  • But the grenade was inextricably lodged in the typewriter, and the typewriter held tight to Orfeo.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He felt the good and bad within himself inextricably mingled and overlapping.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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
  • Their lives would somehow be inextricably attached to all the girls who had been killed.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Time is the element of narration, just as it is the element of life—is inextricably bound up with it, as bodies are in space.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • In this case I believe one may be inextricably connected to the others.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The people who evaluated football players and football strategies understood that the parts were inextricable from the whole, of course.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • With some Angelenos, those two emotions were as inextricably entwined as the viscera of inoperable Siamese twins.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Life seemed an inextricable confusion.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Her powers are inextricably linked to it; her magic brought it to towering life, its life force keeps her strong.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I would hate to believe they are inextricably linked.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He was mired to his neck, inextricably, in complication.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • 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
  • It was now a thing of mingled bereavement and anxiety, inextricable and bewilderingly intense.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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