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- n. The condition of being inevitable
- n. An inevitable condition or outcome
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Impossibility to be avoided or shunned; inevitableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being inevitable; inevitableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being unavoidable
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| Reply | Permalink annon, the term inevitability was coined by penn over a year ago and that was the basis of her campaign.
Michael A: "the term inevitability was coined by penn over a year ago"
Michael A wrote on January 3, 2008 10: 51 AM: annon, the term inevitability was coined by penn over a year ago and that was the basis of her campaign.
That makes him less inevitable as the nominee, and the perception of inevitability is all he's got.
I'm baffled as well, but I wonder whether this attitude of inevitability is contributing to Democratic defeats.
As someone once said, “Because there is a certain inevitability to such concepts, the hard part is actually making the idea work.”
And while this narrative of young artists taking over Detroit has been played out over and over, there has not been much attention drawn to the long-term inevitability: we, the creatives, need jobs.
To deny that inevitability is as disillusioned as the “tradition” statement in the first paragraph.
If intelligent people like OpenVolokh can deny that trading off long term health for short term gustatory pleasure can ever be a rational decision, then I think we can see that there is a certain inevitability that the regulator will end up replacing “incorrect” preferences with the correct ones.
This story then has a certain inevitability about it.
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