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inevitable
used in Of Human Bondage

17 uses
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Definition
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
  • he no longer feared the inevitable passage into the night. He knew he was going to die:
    111-112 — Chapters 111-112 (41% in)
inevitable = certain to happen
  • "How can I regret when what I did was inevitable?' asked Cronshaw in return.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (30% in)
  • It was inevitable.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (32% in)
  • You will find as you grow older that the first thing needful to make the world a tolerable place to live in is to recognise the inevitable selfishness of humanity.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (43% in)
  • It seemed to Philip, brooding over these matters, that in the true painters, writers, musicians, there was a power which drove them to such complete absorption in their work as to make it inevitable for them to subordinate life to art.
    51-52 — Chapters 51-52 (1% in)
  • "I suppose it was inevitable,' he said at last.
    63-64 — Chapters 63-64 (39% in)
  • It was inevitable that she should marry: life was hard for a girl who had to earn her own living; and if she found someone who could give her a comfortable home she should not be blamed if she accepted.
    63-64 — Chapters 63-64 (47% in)
  • Before I do anything I feel that I have choice, and that influences what I do; but afterwards, when the thing is done, I believe that it was inevitable from all eternity.'
    67-68 — Chapters 67-68 (55% in)
  • The only thing was to accept the inevitable.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (67% in)
  • Once a man who was strong and in all the power of his manhood came because a persistent aching troubled him and his club-doctor did not seem to do him any good; and the verdict for him too was death, not the inevitable death that horrified and yet was tolerable because science was helpless before it, but the death which was inevitable because the man was a little wheel in the great machine of a complex civilisation, and had as little power of changing the circumstances as an automaton.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (56% in)
  • Once a man who was strong and in all the power of his manhood came because a persistent aching troubled him and his club-doctor did not seem to do him any good; and the verdict for him too was death, not the inevitable death that horrified and yet was tolerable because science was helpless before it, but the death which was inevitable because the man was a little wheel in the great machine of a complex civilisation, and had as little power of changing the circumstances as an automaton.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (57% in)
  • ...it was grave; it was sad and comic; it was trivial; it was simple and complex; joy was there and despair; the love of mothers for their children, and of men for women; lust trailed itself through the rooms with leaden feet, punishing the guilty and the innocent, helpless wives and wretched children; drink seized men and women and cost its inevitable price; death sighed in these rooms; and the beginning of life, filling some poor girl with terror and shame, was diagnosed there.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (70% in)
  • Philip imagined himself in such a plight, knowing it was inevitable and with no one, not a soul, to give an encouraging word when the fear seized him.
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (7% in)
  • He kept on regretting his folly bitterly; and though he told himself that it was absurd to regret for what had happened was inevitable just because it had happened, he could not help himself.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (88% in)
  • He did not want anyone to reproach him: he clenched his teeth and repeated that what had happened was inevitable just because it had happened.
    99-100 — Chapters 99-100 (95% in)
  • ...into a slatternly middle age, he saw the pretty face grow thin and white, the hair grow scanty, the pretty hands, worn down brutally by work, become like the claws of an old animal, then, when the man was past his prime, the difficulty of getting jobs, the small wages he had to take; and the inevitable, abject penury of the end: she might be energetic, thrifty, industrious, it would not have saved her; in the end was the workhouse or subsistence on the charity of her children.
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (96% in)
  • Philip told himself that if this had happened it was because it was inevitable.
    121-122 — Chapters 121-122 (43% in)

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