Incontrovertible (adjective)

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Definition

  1. Not open to question: indisputable

(Ref: Merriam-Webster Online, Word of the day, 27 June 2020)

Use it in a sentence

‘I was not at that hotel yesterday afternoon. I was offsite, yes, but it was that new building site, at least an hour out of the city. I spoke to at least six people while I was there. We didn’t get back until 6 and then I came straight home. All that is incontrovertible.’ He rushed a hand through his long fringe, clearly flustered.

‘Honey that’s six syllables of high and mighty. Come on down and speak to me like a human being.’  With that sarcastic tone, she might have been chewing gum, one hand on her hip, flipping him the bird. But she was far from it. She was poised and elegant, all 6ft of her frame drawn up tall, her feet firmly planted, her eyes level with him.

‘All I can say is, whoever sent you that note is just trying to cause trouble. I don’t know why. I just know it’s a load of bullshit. I wasn’t at that hotel.’

She narrowed her eyes at him, and then turned away. ‘We’ll see,’ she said quietly. She started to set the table for dinner. He stood for a moment longer, hands in his pocket, before he got two wine glasses down from the shelf. This wasn’t done. Not by a long shot. It was going to be a long night.

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