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  • At dinner, when his wife began the inevitable, he bellowed, "I forbid any of you to say a word about Paul!"
  • By the time the guests had come, including the inevitable late couple for whom the others waited with painful amiability, a great gray emptiness had replaced the purple swirling in Babbitt’s head, and he had to force the tumultuous greetings suitable to a host on Floral Heights.
  • Babbitt spoke well—and often—at these orgies of commercial righteousness about the "realtor’s function as a seer of the future development of the community, and as a prophetic engineer clearing the pathway for inevitable changes"—which meant that a real-estate broker could make money by guessing which way the town would grow.
  • Ted explained, "I didn’t mean—" and dinner dragged on with normal domestic delight to the inevitable point at which Babbitt protested, "Come, come now, we can’t sit here all evening.

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  • It is as inevitable as death and taxes.
  • The leaves fall each year with the inevitable change of the seasons.

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