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inevitable
used in Gone with the Wind

14 uses
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Definition certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
  • Though Scarlett always went home to Tara with a happy heart, she was never sorry when the inevitable letters came from Pitty and Melanie, begging her to return.
    2.12 (18% in)
  • Oh," cried Scarlett, fresh pain striking her as Gerald's words brought home the terrible inevitability of the truth.
    1.2 (89% in)
  • All that passion meant to her was servitude to inexplicable male madness, unshared by females, a painful and embarrassing process that led inevitably to the still more painful process of childbirth.
    2.11 (88% in)
  • Every morning when Scarlett arose she thanked God for the pale-blue sky and the warm sun, for each day of good weather put off the inevitable time when warm clothing would be needed.
    3.26 (85% in)
  • But Ashley seemed to mean them and there was a look in his eyes which eluded her—not fear, not apology, but the bracing to a strain which was inevitable and overwhelming.
    4.31 (58% in)
  • He knew that she took life as it came, opposed her tough-fibered mind to whatever obstacles there might be, fought on with a determination that would not recognize defeat, and kept on fighting even when she saw defeat was inevitable.
    4.32 (99% in)
  • That night the inevitable hominy and dried peas were on Aunt Pitty's supper table and, as Scarlett ate them, she made a vow that these two dishes would never appear on her table when she had money again.
    4.33 (41% in)
  • Now they had not only the Bureau agitators and the Carpetbaggers urging them on, but the incitement of whisky as well, and outrages were inevitable.
    4.37 (74% in)
  • We bow to the inevitable.
    4.40 (82% in)
  • When trouble comes we bow to the inevitable without any mouthing, and we work and we smile and we bide our time.
    4.40 (83% in)
  • They always followed a set pattern—first, hard times; next, the political situation; and then, inevitably, the war.
    4.41 (75% in)
  • It was a fight that could not win but it had, at least, postponed the inevitable.
    4.47 (80% in)
  • In the hospitals during the war she had seen too many faces wearing this pinched look not to know what it inevitably presaged.
    5.61 (30% in)
  • The thought of speaking of Melanie now, of making the inevitable arrangements that follow a death made her throat tighten.
    5.62 (8% in)

There are no more uses of "inevitable" in Gone with the Wind.

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