- unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary: an inevitable conclusion.
- sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable: The inevitable end of human life is death.
- that which is unavoidable.
Origin of inevitable
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Examples from the Web for inevitably
Inevitably, the old visceral “hands-on” flying skills, no longer much employed by pilots, have atrophied like an unused limb.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
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The pictures of Gilkes emphasize, quite rightly and inevitably, his classic good looks.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
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One is, of course, inevitably up against the problem of translation when speaking of names.Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
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Inevitably, some of this may have been exaggerated in social media.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia
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He dressed society scions and debutantes; inevitably, he was name-checked in Sex and the City.Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta, American Great, Dead at 82
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All day he had noticed how inevitably the conversation turned to the young surgeon.
As inevitably as the night followed the day, she was losing her game.
There must inevitably come a great crash, and Mr. Wade's interest was aroused.Roden's Corner
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However successful he may be in other directions, he will inevitably fail in this.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
And I have reason to believe so too—since if you stay, you will inevitably be Solmes's wife.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
- sure to happen; certain
- the inevitable something that is unavoidable
C15: from Latin inēvītābilis, from in- 1 + ēvītābilis, from ēvītāre to shun, from vītāre to avoid
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Word Origin and History for inevitably
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