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Definition never changing; or always the same
  • I tell myself to go to sleep early, but I invariably end up watching television late into the night.
invariably = almost always
  • You can count on her invariable courtesy.
  • invariable = always present
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.)
  • You better tell her we're starting earlier. She's invariably late.
  • invariably = almost always
  • It is an invariable rule.
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.)
  • In some villages in Africa, fifty per cent of the people have it, and it is invariably fatal.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • invariably = always
  • When Zooey appeared to have difficulty in remembering something, his hesitation invariably interested all his brothers and sisters,
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • invariably = always
  • ...invariably they choose the hunt.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • invariably = always
  • She invariably finds it out.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • invariably = always
  • 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 = always
  • "The answer to that question," Hawat said, "is invariably: 'Liet knows.'"
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • invariably = always
  • At all the seasons which should have been their happiest, he invariably ... reverted to this one disastrous topic.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • invariably = always
  • 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
  • invariably = almost always (said in exaggeration)
  • When any one spoke to him he invariably laughed in an agreeable, colorless way.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • invariably = always
  • His nature was invariably gentle and polite.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • invariably = always
  • She took it for granted that he, 'the boy', should have the biggest portion; but however much she gave him he invariably demanded more.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • invariably = always
  • But I am afraid I invariably forget anything of that kind.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • invariably = always
  • And public scandal invariably the result.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • invariably = always
  • The larger evils invariably escaped their notice.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • invariably = always
  • The thing you invariably came back to was the impossibility of knowing what life before the Revolution had really been like.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • invariably = always
  • 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
invariably = always

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