toggle menu
1000+ books


used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition impossible to repress or control
  • Fitzy's irrepressible voice is both sarcastic and welcoming, like he just can't decide which way to go.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Then the tide of buffalo swept on, over, once more a flat, level multitude of heads and humps, irrepressible as an avalanche.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • "By Heaven! it is well-nigh gone!" said Aylmer to himself, in almost irrepressible ecstasy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • But even in tragedy he was irrepressibly funny.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • His was an involuntary confidence, an irrepressible effusion to a soothing friend—not an application to a parent.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • [Laughing in irrepressible glee.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • I grab Will's arm to keep him from leaving, but he moves forward with irrepressible force.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • He was subdued then, no longer the irrepressible Mervyn we used to know, very kind and quiet.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • An irrepressible grin runs from face to face among the brigands.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Dinah spoke again, in a tone made stronger by irrepressible emotion, "Hetty.... it's Dinah."
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • But here the two sisters could restrain themselves no longer, and both of them burst into irrepressible laughter.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Now, if you don't mind, I'd like you to tell me anything you know about the irrepressible Mr. Lukens.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • "All right," he said to himself, with an irrepressible frown, "let her sleep alone."
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • An irrepressible tremor gradually pervaded my frame; and, at length, there sat upon my very heart an incubus of utterly causeless alarm.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Despite the imp's irrepressible disdain and delight in misfortune, Max also detected a certain fondness for his subject, especially children.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The old man uttered an irrepressible cry.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The light rendered every limb and joint discernible, and Duncan turned away in horror when he saw they were writhing in irrepressible agony.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • We burst into gasps of irrepressible snickering.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Madame Bovary turned away her head that he might not see the irrepressible smile she felt rising to her lips.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It was the old Connor that Max heard in the letter—the cocksure, mischievous boy with a mop of brown curls and an irrepressible spirit.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®