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irrevocable
used in War and Peace

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incapable of being undone
  • That's my advice: never marry till you can say to yourself that you have done all you are capable of, and until you have ceased to love the woman of your choice and have seen her plainly as she is, or else you will make a cruel and irrevocable mistake.
    Book One — 1805 (23% in)
  • Each man lives for himself, using his freedom to attain his personal aims, and feels with his whole being that he can now do or abstain from doing this or that action; but as soon as he has done it, that action performed at a certain moment in time becomes irrevocable and belongs to history, in which it has not a free but a predestined significance.
    Book Nine — 1812 (3% in)
  • A deed done is irrevocable, and its result coinciding in time with the actions of millions of other men assumes an historic significance.
    Book Nine — 1812 (3% in)
  • She lay on the sofa with her face to the wall, fingering the buttons of the leather cushion and seeing nothing but that cushion, and her confused thoughts were centered on one subject—the irrevocability of death and her own spiritual baseness, which she had not suspected, but which had shown itself during her father's illness.
    Book Ten — 1812 (30% in)
  • For if I examine an action committed a second ago I must still recognize it as not being free, for it is irrevocably linked to the moment at which it was committed.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (95% in)
  • The moment in which the first movement was made is irrevocable, and at that moment I could make only one movement, and whatever movement I made would be the only one.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (96% in)

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