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invariably
used in Babbitt

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Definition
never changing; or always the same
  • Updike tried his invariable first maneuver—touching her nervous wrist.
    Chapter 7 (50% in)
  • He hunted through the medicine-cabinet for a packet of new razor-blades (reflecting, as invariably, "Be cheaper to buy one of these dinguses and strop your own blades,") and when he discovered the packet, behind the round box of bicarbonate of soda, he thought ill of his wife for putting it there and very well of himself for not saying "Damn."
    Chapter 1 (38% in)
  • That morning he had advocated lighter lunches and now he ordered nothing but English mutton chop, radishes, peas, deep-dish apple pie, a bit of cheese, and a pot of coffee with cream, adding, as he did invariably, "And uh—Oh, and you might give me an order of French fried potatoes."
    Chapter 5 (55% in)
  • In politics and religion this Sane Citizen is the canniest man on earth; and in the arts he invariably has a natural taste which makes him pick out the best, every time.
    Chapter 14 (45% in)

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