Definitions

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  • adv. In an ineluctable manner.

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  • adv. by necessity

Etymologies

ineluctable +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This attitude and this concept of the relation of the Soviet Union to all non-Communist states flows ineluctably from the policies laid down by Lenin who remains the authority on Communism unchallenged by any living Soviet leader.

    The World Around Us

  • His main argument is that the Earth is now in positive feedback & moving 'ineluctably' towards a hot state.

    RealClimate

  • I'm glad my demonic flight occurred pre-911, because my ineluctably agitative state would surely have raised TSA suspicion today.

    Crai S. Bower: Flying Blind: Entering Enemy Territory to Do What (You Think) is Right

  • Just miles from the headquarters of Apple, Google, HP and Oracle, the engine of assimilation has been humming ineluctably along—in reverse.

    The GOP's Immigration Fixation

  • Even if you are enjoying a mild winter where you live, the prospect of springtime ineluctably sneaks in around this time of year.

    When the World Outdoors Springs to Life

  • But July 16th, 1945 was the moment which grew ineluctably from all moments since the fourteenth century, and has defined and projected all moments since itself.

    An Essay by Marc Estrin, author of Insect Dreams

  • In the meantime, we need to realize that F&SF is far from “an ineluctably minor genre,” as one too self-important, if noted, writer put it, but a vital component of literature [yes, literature].

    July « 2009 « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • And there was just something about the sight of Perez Hilton interviewing performance artist and singer Lady Gaga that brought the idea of a world full of weeping ineluctably to mind.

    TV review: Perez Hilton: Superfan; Frozen Planet

  • They're interested all right, ineluctably pulled in by Beckett's words and Mr. Hurt's music.

    A Face to Match That Name

  • Thoreau thought of us as ineluctably solitary individuals: "The penny-post is, commonly, an institution through which you seriously offer a man that penny for his thoughts which is so often safely offered in jest."

    Zuckerberg, Primates and Thoreau

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