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Definition certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
  • It is as inevitable as death and taxes.
inevitable = certain to happen
  • The leaves fall each year with the inevitable change of the seasons.
  • inevitable = certain to happen
  • With the clock running out of time, a loss seemed inevitable for the team losing by double digits.
  • It is a law of human nature — as predictable and inevitable as the pull of gravity.
  • Don't argue with the inevitable.
  • Stress is the inevitable result of spending too much.
  • The negotiated defeat seemed preferable to an inevitable defeat on the battlefield.
  • Many have argued that nuclear proliferation is inevitable.
  • After so much pressure on the defense, a goal was inevitable.
  • The inevitable moment was not much longer to be delayed.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • inevitable = certain to happen
  • suffering is not only inevitable, but is an indispensable part of a lifelong education,
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • inevitable = certain to happen
  • If the individual was listed in a computer file, which everyone inevitably was, then...
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • inevitably = with certainty that it will happen
  • Inevitably, every document he signed came back with a fresh page added for a new signature by him after intervals of from two to ten days.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • inevitably = with certainty that it will happen
  • meant a one-mile walk going steeply downward, followed, inevitably, by a one-mile walk going steeply upward.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • inevitably = with certainty that it will happen
  • he no longer feared the inevitable passage into the night. He knew he was going to die:
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • inevitable = certain to happen
  • I guess I was just trying to put off the inevitable.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • inevitable = something that is certain to happen
  • In his mind, he was fighting all poverty all the time, an endeavor full of difficulties and inevitable failures.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • inevitable = certain to happen
  • Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • inevitable = certain to happen
  • For most of history, slavery had been accepted as sad but inevitable.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • inevitable = certain to happen
  • Why prolong the inevitable?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
inevitable = that which is certain to happen

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