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inevitable
used in Catch-22

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Definition
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
  • 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.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (51% in)
inevitably = with certainty that it will happen
  • ...ward, always working ceaselessly behind the green plyboard partition, was the solemn middle-aged colonel who was visited every day by a gentle, sweet-faced woman with curly ash-blond hair who was not a nurse and not a Wac and not a Red Cross girl but who nevertheless appeared faithfully at the hospital in Pianosa each afternoon wearing pretty pastel summer dresses that were very smart and white leather pumps with heels half high at the base of nylon seams that were inevitably straight.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (88% in)
  • Even among men lacking all distinction he inevitably stood out as a man lacking more distinction than all the rest, and people who met him were always impressed by how unimpressive he was.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (5% in)
  • The more Captain Black thought about it, the more inevitable it seemed.
    Chapter 11 — Captain Black (18% in)
  • Inevitably, Major — de Coverley was among them, seated straight as a ramrod in a jeep he had obtained from somewhere, glancing neither right nor left as the artillery fire burst about his invincible head and lithe young infantrymen with carbines went loping up along the sidewalks in the shelter of burning buildings or fell dead in doorways.
    Chapter 13 — Major De Coverley (9% in)
  • He wondered often how he would ever recognize the first chill, flush, twinge, ache, belch, sneeze, stain, lethargy, vocal slip, loss of balance or lapse of memory that would signal the inevitable beginning of the inevitable end.
    Chapter 17 — The Soldier in White (79% in)
  • He wondered often how he would ever recognize the first chill, flush, twinge, ache, belch, sneeze, stain, lethargy, vocal slip, loss of balance or lapse of memory that would signal the inevitable beginning of the inevitable end.
    Chapter 17 — The Soldier in White (79% in)
  • Inevitably, the chaplain's attention, as he cowered meekly before him, focused on Colonel Korn's midriff, where the shirttails bunching up from inside his sagging belt and ballooning down over his waist gave him an appearance of slovenly girth and made him seem inches shorter than his middle height.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (7% in)
  • Almost inevitably, his reveries of reunion with her ended in explicit acts of love-making.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (26% in)
  • The errors of others were inevitably deplorable.
    Chapter 29 — Peckem (11% in)

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