beyond recall


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beyond recall

Impossible to change, reverse, retrieve, or restore. The union is immovable on the issue, so it looks like a workers' strike is beyond recall now. Your truck's engine is completely shot; I'm afraid it's beyond recall at this point.
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beyond recall

Irreversible, irretrievable, as in We can't repair this screen-it's beyond recall, or It's too late to cancel our plans-they're beyond recall. This idiom employs recall in the sense of revoking or annulling something. [Mid-1600s]
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beyond reˈcall

impossible to bring back to the original state; impossible to remember: When the plans to build the new highway were announced, we knew that the beautiful landscape around our house would soon be damaged beyond recall.
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References in classic literature ?
He explained that they were very lucky to be alive; that their coolies, if not then stalking them, had passed beyond recall; that the Rajah, his master, was ninety miles away, and, so far from lending them money and a retinue for the Simla journey, would surely cast them into prison if he heard that they had hit a priest.
He said: "These men were heroes then and, to the fishing community, they are heroes still, but it may not be many years before information about them passes beyond recall.
Sustaining their choking defense, the Knights zoomed beyond recall at 65-29 late in the third quarter before coasting along in the last 10 minutes of the game they led from start to finish.
Whatever your point of view it could be wrong or right Time moves on so fast often it's a shock It's not three thirty three anymore, it's almost four o'clock In the darkness of the night, without light to see Imagination is acute in a land of mystery Shadows move but never make a sound In this silent world, where doubts and fears abound No matter how deep the darkness gets And hope goes beyond recall There's always the smallest chink of light somewhere That can change it all Don't ever lose your faith, keep your dreams alive Remember true love always will survive As the silent night passes me by A lingering teardrop in my eye Reminds me of my love and when Will I ever see her again?
That came in a Group 3 hurdle over an inadequate 2m and she was staying on eyecatchingly when the race had already gone beyond recall behind the winner Joey Sasa.
But me-I'm beyond recall. It's the only way I can go through any airport with any sense of security.
Of course we know many of the problems in our high streets are down to internet shopping and, with free postage on many goods, it brings into focus expensive transport costs and ridiculous parking fees, and how many times these dangers have been highlighted by shoppers and writers to the local media is beyond recall.
The number of times these dangers have been highlighted by shoppers and writers to the local media is beyond recall, but our councillors and transport bosses are not listening and, one by one, big stores are moving their businesses to lower rate premises and out of town retail parks.
By the time Walsh made his move, the race had gone beyond recall and he has seven lengths and six to find with Ivanovich Gorbatov and Apple's Jade today.
International Business Times: (http://www.ibtimes.com/bullets-beyond-recall-defective-guns-outside-us-governments-reach-2226935) Bullets Beyond Recall
But the experts conclude that the Provisional IRA of the Troubles era are "well beyond recall".
He was then denied a clear run after the second last and the race had soon gone beyond recall.
That first visit feels like a lifetime away, especially now that the world I saw then appears to have vanished almost beyond recall.
Cov scored two tries in injury time to salvage a consolation bonus point, but the game was well beyond recall by then with Cov outplayed in every department.
In the absence of any specific provision governing the time, Cameron J considered that Tribunal would become functus officio when the decision reached a point that is beyond recall. (40) His Honour noted Madgwick J and Spender J observations in Semunigus v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural Affairs (41) that a decision was not beyond recall until it had been sent to the applicant or the Minister.