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It is as inevitable as death and taxes.
  certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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  • It is as inevitable as death and taxes.
  • The leaves fall each year with the inevitable change of the seasons.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • But it was inevitable that these two worlds—the one where I was just another teenager and the one where I was pretending not to be—would collide.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin

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  • The inevitable moment was not much longer to be delayed.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • suffering is not only inevitable, but is an indispensable part of a lifelong education,
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • If the individual was listed in a computer file, which everyone inevitably was, then...
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 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
  • ...it meant a one-mile walk going steeply downward, followed, inevitably, by a one-mile walk going steeply upward.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • he no longer feared the inevitable passage into the night. He knew he was going to die:
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I guess I was just trying to put off the inevitable.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • In his mind, he was fighting all poverty all the time, an endeavor full of difficulties and inevitable failures.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • To be with him was to hurt him—inevitably.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • [of time] I feel it pressing against me as seven o’clock inevitably draws closer,
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • "No point in griping about the inevitable," she says.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The conversation inevitably turned to the Taliban.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • When, when did the abandonment of Moscow become inevitable?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • An extended stay in the wilderness inevitably directs one’s attention outward as much as inward,
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • There will inevitably be arguments and conflicts.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Running would just put off the inevitable.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It was inevitable, he supposed, to think about such things at a time like this.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Why prolong the inevitable?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • It was not so much a matter of deciding as accepting the inevitability of it.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Wilson and Kelling argued that crime is the inevitable result of disorder.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Why prolong the inevitable?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The end of the corn and exhaustion of the citrus crop had been inevitable.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • I knew the craziness within him would inevitably, periodically surface.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He could not help remembering that he had lately made some debts, but these had seemed inevitable,
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • For most of history, slavery had been accepted as sad but inevitable.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • an inevitable doom
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I merely bowed to the inevitable.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • For a while we just stand there in silence, delaying the inevitable.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • During the following weeks, Cole mentally prepared himself for the inevitable.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • There’s no use in delaying the inevitable.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • It had fascinated me as a child of two-the inexorable diminishment-the sense of inevitability.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • It almost seemed to him as if the Keepers wanted people busy, wanted to delay the inevitable panic attacks.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Scientists Grow Immortal Chicken Heart Death Perhaps Not Inevitable
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • At a new camp, a body search would be inevitable, so he left his other treasures for the next captive to find.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Ralph picked out Jack easily, even at that distance, tall, red-haired, and inevitably leading the procession.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Inevitably, Mammy’s proposal story led to matchmaking schemes.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • ...waiting for the inevitable shot.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I know the evening is coming to an end, and there is nothing I can do to stop the inevitable.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • And for all the richest and most successful merchants life inevitably became rather dull
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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