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inevitable
used in Babbitt

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Definition
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
  • At dinner, when his wife began the inevitable, he bellowed, "I forbid any of you to say a word about Paul!"
    Chapter 22 (64% in)
inevitable = certain to happen
  • 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.
    Chapter 4 (39% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (33% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 8 (43% in)

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