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certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
  • He could not help remembering that he had lately made some debts, but these had seemed inevitable,
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (25% in)
inevitable = certain to happen
  • She had been at school with girls of higher position, whose brothers, she felt sure, it would have been possible for her to be more interested in, than in these inevitable Middlemarch companions.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (80% in)
  • To be born the son of a Middlemarch manufacturer, and inevitable heir to nothing in particular, while such men as Mainwaring and Vyan—certainly life was a poor business, when a spirited young fellow, with a good appetite for the best of everything, had so poor an outlook.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (99% in)
  • He had not meant to look at her or speak to her with more than the inevitable amount of admiration and compliment which a man must give to a beautiful girl; indeed, it seemed to him that his enjoyment of her music had remained almost silent, for he feared falling into the rudeness of telling her his great surprise at her possession of such accomplishment.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (42% in)
  • He would have it, the medical profession was an inevitable system of humbug.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (49% in)
  • Very few men could have been as filial and chivalrous as he was to the mother, aunt, and sister, whose dependence on him had in many ways shaped his life rather uneasily for himself; few men who feel the pressure of small needs are so nobly resolute not to dress up their inevitably self-interested desires in a pretext of better motives.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (53% in)
  • But this very fact of her exceptional indulgence towards him made it the harder to Fred that he must now inevitably sink in her opinion.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (17% in)
  • I trust I may be excused for desiring an interval of complete freedom from such distractions as have been hitherto inevitable, and especially from guests whose desultory vivacity makes their presence a fatigue.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (59% in)
  • But Will had come to perceive that his defects—defects which Mr. Casaubon had himself often pointed to—needed for their correction that more strenuous position which his relative's generosity had hitherto prevented from being inevitable.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (69% in)
  • In chuckling over the vexations he could inflict by the rigid clutch of his dead hand, he inevitably mingled his consciousness with that livid stagnant presence, and so far as he was preoccupied with a future life, it was with one of gratification inside his coffin.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (1% in)
  • The arrangements made by Mr. Casaubon on his marriage left strong measures open to him, but in ruminating on them his mind inevitably dwelt so much on the probabilities of his own life that the longing to get the nearest possible calculation had at last overcome his proud reticence, and had determined him to ask Lydgate's opinion as to the nature of his illness.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (94% in)
  • If Mr. and Mrs. Mawmsey, who had no idea of employing Lydgate, were made uneasy by his supposed declaration against drugs, it was inevitable that those who called him in should watch a little anxiously to see whether he did "use all the means he might use" in the case.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (17% in)
  • Sir James, of course, had told Celia everything, with a strong representation how important it was that Dorothea should not know it sooner than was inevitable.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (56% in)
  • It was inevitable that he should wish to get rid of John Raffles, though his reappearance could not be regarded as lying outside the divine plan.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (94% in)
  • The result of the conversation was on the whole more painful to Mary: inevitably her attention had taken a new attitude, and she saw the possibility of new interpretations.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (43% in)
  • But Lydgate could not help looking forward with dread to the inevitable future discussions about expenditure and the necessity for a complete change in their way of living.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (62% in)
  • The terror of being judged sharpens the memory: it sends an inevitable glare over that long-unvisited past which has been habitually recalled only in general phrases.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (78% in)
  • Rosamond knew that the inevitable moment was come.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (21% in)
  • He wished to excuse everything in her if he could—but it was inevitable that in that excusing mood he should think of her as if she were an animal of another and feebler species.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (31% in)
  • Nevertheless, though reason strangled the desire to gamble, there remained the feeling that, with an assurance of luck to the needful amount, he would have liked to gamble, rather than take the alternative which was beginning to urge itself as inevitable.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (42% in)
  • With Dover's ugly security soon to be put in force, with the proceeds of his practice immediately absorbed in paying back debts, and with the chance, if the worst were known, of daily supplies being refused on credit, above all with the vision of Rosamond's hopeless discontent continually haunting him, Lydgate had begun to see that he should inevitably bend himself to ask help from somebody or other.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (43% in)
  • It was Lydgate's misfortune and Rosamond's too, that his tenderness towards her, which was both an emotional prompting and a well-considered resolve, was inevitably interrupted by these outbursts of indignation either ironical or remonstrant.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (68% in)
  • With the review of Mrs. Bulstrode and her position it was inevitable to associate Rosamond, whose prospects were under the same blight with her aunt's.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (10% in)
  • In many cases it is inevitable that the shame is felt to be the worst part of crime; and it would have required a great deal of disentangling reflection, such as had never entered into Rosamond's life, for her in these moments to feel that her trouble was less than if her husband had been certainly known to have done something criminal.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (24% in)
  • Looking like the lovely ghost of herself, her graceful slimness wrapped in her soft white shawl, the rounded infantine mouth and cheek inevitably suggesting mildness and innocence, Rosamond paused at three yards' distance from her visitor and bowed.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (62% in)
  • Such being the bent of Celia's heart, it was inevitable that Sir James should consent to a reconciliation with Dorothea and her husband.
    Finale (81% in)

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