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  • adv. In a manner that is impossible to avoid or prevent.
  • adv. As usual; predictably; as expected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Without possibility of escape or evasion; unavoidably; certainly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an inevitable manner; so as to render escape or evasion impossible; unavoidably.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by necessity
  • adv. in such a manner as could not be otherwise


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inevitable +‎ -ly


  • The term inevitably elicits a negative response and is often viewed as synonymous with “mob rule.”

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  • On a basic level, an image in a book or a painting can either be inert or charged, with other descriptions of this latter state ranging from “luminous” to the banal and simplistic “symbolic” because the term inevitably reduces image to one thing or another, and evokes the word “Freudian,” which imposes strict purpose on imagery in a way I find distasteful.

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  • State was in favor of dropping that too: “The reforms do not yet add up to changes as far reaching as the Prague Spring of 1968, which the phrase inevitably conjures up.”


  • In the meantime, every journalist with a license to speak on public airwaves has a professional responsibility to take Pat Boone to task for inviting his readers to hold in check what he describes as the inevitably violent, 'jihadist savagery' of the California Prop-8 protesters.

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  • Packages I’d sent to the label inevitably wound up in a box under someone’s desk.

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  • This occasioned a painful dilemma, though prudent Christians made strenuous efforts to repudiate the apparent treason which their religious usage of this title inevitably suggested, and to make it clear that by “kingdom” and

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  • The clue, inevitably, is in the Banking Commission's terms of reference, which require it to have regard for bank lending and the pace of economic recovery, competitiveness in financial services and the wider economy, and risks to the overnment's fiscal position.

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  • These book sales will ensure that Palin inevitably becomes America's next and greatest President of all times.

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  • It's just one more example of why anyone with a brain inevitably develops contempt for Congress.

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  • So her name inevitably surfaced after Smith started mulling the idea of skewing young with the cast.

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