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The Fountainhead
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  • If found guilty, as seems inevitable,
  • He waited for the inevitable questions.
  • There was nothing to be said of them, except that each structure was inevitably what it had to be.
  • How she ever got through college I can’t imagine, but I can tell you that I dreaded to open my mail for four solid years, waiting for word of the inevitable.
  • She was spared the loneliness of waiting for him; but she had lost the reassurance of his inevitable returns.
  • It was inevitable.
  • I merely said that such happens to be the inevitable course of history.
  • Should you wish to make the inevitable deductions from this basic conception, you may come to conclusions of vast sociological importance.
  • This was not a witness in court, but Ellsworth Toohey addressing a meeting—and the reaction was inevitable: the audience burst into applause.
  • Granting three entities such as Dominique, you and I—this had to be the inevitable sum.
  • She waited for the inevitable invitation.
  • The peace of the inevitable remained.
  • Roark said slowly, not in the tone of an answer: "I suppose it was inevitable."
  • The rest worked on, slowly, heavily, in the manner of men with life belts buckled, waiting for the inevitable.
  • …order holding together a free, fantastic growth; straight lines and clean angles, space slashed with a knife, yet in a harmony of formation as delicate as the work of a jeweler; an incredible variety of shapes, each separate unit unrepeated, but leading inevitably to the next one and to the whole; so that the future inhabitants were to have, not a square cage out of a square pile of cages, but each a single house held to the other houses like a single crystal to the side of a rock.
  • She thought this had been inevitable from the first, from the instant when she had looked down at him on the ledge of a quarry—it had to come like this, in Gail Wynand’s house—and now she felt the peace of finality, knowing that her share of decision had ended; she had been the one who acted, but he would act from now on.
  • She thought, were she lying in bed in Roark’s arms in the sight of Gail Wynand, the violation would be less terrible; this drawing, more personal than Roark’s body, created in answer to a matching force that came from Gail Wynand, was a violation of her, of Roark, of Wynand—and yet, she knew suddenly that it was the inevitable.
  • Yet some power had known how to build on these ledges in such a way that the houses became inevitable, and one could no longer imagine the hills as beautiful without them—as if the centuries and the series of chances that produced these ledges in the struggle of great blind forces had waited for their final expression, had been only a road to a goal—and the goal was these buildings, part of the hills, shaped by the hills, yet ruling them by giving them meaning.

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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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