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  • Ten million people were now transparent worldwide, the movement irreversible.†   (source)
  • And I'm a little scared that if I accidentally think, I wouldn't mind an endless nap, it will happen and be irreversible, like the way my grandparents used to warn me that if I made a funny face as the clock struck noon, it would remain like that forever.†   (source)
  • When he recognized in himself the irreversible symptoms that he had seen and pitied in others, he did not even attempt a useless struggle but withdrew from the world so as not to infect anyone else.†   (source)
  • His voice lowered and he repeated: "A poison—so subtle, so insidious …. so irreversible.†   (source)
  • I think first of all that he felt the whole Church of Reason was irreversibly in the arena of logic, that when one put oneself outside logical disputation, one put oneself outside any academic consideration whatsoever.†   (source)
  • In reality, Ebola had not yet made a decisive, irreversible breakthrough into the human race, but it seemed close to doing that.†   (source)
  • Lainie came and stood next to me, sort of collapsed against my haunch in a way that meant she was irreversibly bored.†   (source)
  • Canada already sponsors the Micronutrient Initiative, which supports iodization of salt, but there is far more work to be done--and it is appalling that so many girls will suffer irreversible brain damage when by one estimate a mere $19 million would pay for salt iodization in the countries that still desperately need it.†   (source)
  • Have I made an irreversible mistake?†   (source)
  • Even that isn't irreversible.†   (source)
  • Part of her knew their relationship had taken an irreversible turn that night.†   (source)
  • "I can't believe that the process is irreversible.†   (source)
  • His niece always arrived in her nightgown, her hair wet from the shower, and sat at the foot of his bed to tell him happy stories, because, as she put it, he was a magnet for other people's problems and irreversible disasters, and someone had to keep him posted about spring and love.†   (source)
  • Death was irreversible, he suspected, and he began to think he was going to lose.†   (source)
  • Irreversible logic, a killer's survival logic demanded that after taking out the backup the Jackal had to race away as fast as humanly possible.†   (source)
  • She was ground down and eventually beaten so badly that she suffered irreversible brain damage.†   (source)
  • I wake up feeling different, like something inside me is changing, something chemical and irreversible.†   (source)
  • Space hurls outward, falconswift, mounting like an irreversible injustice, a final disease.†   (source)
  • If the damage was permanent and irreversible?†   (source)
  • Do you wish to continue a struggle that consists of clinging to precarious ledges in a sliding descent to the abyss, a struggle where the hardships you endure are irreversible and the victories you win bring you closer to destruction?†   (source)
  • The sun and the city have struck up an irreversible alliance.†   (source)
  • Lelia cried easily, but back then in our early days I didn't know and each time she wept I feared the worst, that it meant something catastrophic was happening between us, an irreversible damage.†   (source)
  • A certain restlessness disappears," he squeaked, "in favor of irreversible serenity."†   (source)
  • Computermen sent up to install Mike were on short-term bonus contracts—get job done fast before irreversible physiologlcal change marooned them four hundred thousand kilometers from home.†   (source)
  • Irreversible, terminal things.†   (source)
  • And this is irreversible.†   (source)
  • It was as if she had just discovered the irreversible process.†   (source)
  • But there's a gap and everything in those pages tell me it's irreversible.†   (source)
  • Oh, not in a matter of hours or even days or weeks, but that the course was irreversible.†   (source)
  • It was part of the countdown, rigid, irreversible, prelude to his departure.†   (source)
  • The procedure is irreversible.†   (source)
  • People grumbling about their hopeless governments, about the elemental and irreversible dysfunction of their countries.†   (source)
  • Or do you wish to undertake a struggle that consists of rising from ledge to ledge in a steady ascent to the top, a struggle where the hardships are investments in your future, and the victories bring you irreversibly closer to the world of your moral ideal, and should you die without reaching full sunlight, you will die on a level touched by its rays?†   (source)
  • I have heard that an early inoculation to'the sights and smells of the Carolina lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes, other alien geographies.†   (source)
  • When I pointed out that he was riding close to invisible line where irreversible physiological changes could set in, he grinned and told me not to worry.†   (source)
  • And no matter how much more special or beautiful or brilliant or perfect than me he might be, he was as irreversibly altered as I was.†   (source)
  • I convinced myself the dog was miserable and sick and suffering some irreversible thing and I drove out on 85, 1 think it is, down past some dam into stark stony desert, much farther than I absolutely had to go, and I just kept going and going and finally stopped the car and opened the door and set Dukey out on the ground and then drove home and told Lainie, Sweetheart the dog ran away and I'm so sorry.†   (source)
  • That they have undergone involuntary permanent exile through irreversible physiological changes and can never again live in comfort and health in a gravitational field six times greater than that to which their bodies have become adjusted?†   (source)
  • In the supernatural light of chandeliers, their faces were clear and shining; they appeared so thoughtlessly unmarked, so charmingly innocent of all the furies and conspiracies and irreversible fragmentations that had brought me to their garden.†   (source)
  • I had a thought that I should rush him now, while he was preoccupied with the casual study of the alien terrain where his spirit had broken up into irreversibly fragmented parts.†   (source)
  • She drove more or less automatically until a swift boy in a Mustang, perhaps unable to contain the new sense of virility his auto gave him, nearly killed her and she realized that she was on the freeway, heading irreversibly for the Bay Bridge.†   (source)
  • Oedipa wondered whether, at the end of this (if it were supposed to end), she too might not be left with only compiled memories of clues, announcements, intimations, but never the central truth itself, which must somehow each time be too bright for her memory to hold; which must always blaze out, destroying its own message irreversibly, leaving an overexposed blank when the ordinary world came back.†   (source)
  • Yes: his decision was irreversible.†   (source)
  • …of painful toil have laid up for the race of men, than shreds and patches of feeble literature and false history, with much futile information about Saxon and other kings of doubtful example, but unhappily quite without that knowledge of the irreversible laws within and without her, which, governing the habits, becomes morality, and developing the feelings of submission and dependence, becomes religion,—as lonely in her trouble as if every other girl besides herself had been cherished…†   (source)
  • Now at the hands of Diomedes there might soon have been a ruin of Trojans; irreversible rout, and Ilion crowded like a shepherd's pen, had'not the father of gods and men perceived it.†   (source)
  • Irreversible destruction of proteins in the brain tissue.†   (source)
  • "Ah!" crowed Nemur, "I said the destruction to the tissue was irreversible, not the process itself.†   (source)
  • "But if it is irreversible," intruded one of the other psychologists who had joined the little audience, "how is it possible that Mr. Gordon here is no longer retarded?"†   (source)
  • An unsatisfactory equation between an exodus and return in time through reversible space and an exodus and return in space through irreversible time.†   (source)
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