- 1Certain to happen; unavoidable: war was inevitableMore example sentences
- Everybody is always trying to hide children from the horrors of life when it is inevitable that they will find them out in the near future.
- Nothing in politics is inevitable, not if you fight it hard enough.
- Deadly as the shoddy milk powder was, the tragedy was, nevertheless, not inevitable.
- 1.1 • informal So frequently experienced or seen that it is completely predictable: the inevitable letter from the bankMore example sentences
- It is the dreary, predictable and inevitable question, one to which we have become accustomed.
- It's easy to guess the inevitable response because people are genuinely predictable.
- I torment myself with the inevitable failure I'm going to experience writing about these people.
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- A situation that is unavoidable: by the morning he had accepted the inevitableMore example sentences
- It takes courage and wisdom to make the best of an imperfect situation and accept the inevitable.
- They put out such a defensive line-up, it was tempting to conclude that they had accepted the inevitable.
- But after resisting the inevitable for so long, they had to opt for change.
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- The tides are inextricably connected to the moon, as is the inevitability of night and day.
- Eliminating competition will always save costs in the short term, which makes it an inevitability.
- There is a sense of inevitability and doom - these people are victims of fate.
late Middle English: from Latin inevitabilis, from in- 'not' + evitabilis 'avoidable' (from evitare 'avoid').