Inevitably
Inevitably In*ev"i*ta*bly, adv. Without possibility of escape or evasion; unavoidably; certainly. [1913 Webster]

Inevitably thou shalt die. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

How inevitably does immoderate laughter end in a sigh! --South. [1913 Webster]


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  • inevitably — mid 15c., from INEVITABLE (Cf. inevitable) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inevitably — [[t]ɪne̱vɪtəbli[/t]] ADV: usu ADV with v, also ADV with cl, ADV adj If something will inevitably happen, it is certain to happen and cannot be prevented or avoided. Technological changes will inevitably lead to unemployment... Inevitably, the… …   English dictionary

  • inevitably — adverb /ɪˈnɛvɪtəbli,ɪˈnɛvətəbli/ a) In a manner that is impossible to avoid or prevent. Inevitably, all creatures eventually die. b) As usual; predictably; as expected …   Wiktionary

  • inevitably — adv. Inevitably is used with these adjectives: ↑bound, ↑doomed, ↑incomplete, ↑limited Inevitably is used with these verbs: ↑arise, ↑draw, ↑entail, ↑influence, ↑involve, ↑lead, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • inevitably — in|ev|i|ta|bly W3 [ıˈnevıtəbli] adv used for saying that something is certain to happen and cannot be avoided ▪ The decision will inevitably lead to political tensions. [sentence adverb] ▪ Inevitably, the situation did not please everyone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inevitably — in|ev|i|ta|bly [ ın evıtəbli ] adverb ** used for saying that something is certain to happen: Inevitably, reports of the failure were soon appearing in the newspapers. That kind of success inevitably attracts admirers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inevitably */*/ — UK [ɪnˈevɪtəblɪ] / US adverb used for saying that something is certain to happen Inevitably, reports of the failure were soon appearing in the newspapers. That kind of success inevitably attracts admirers …   English dictionary

  • inevitably — adverb Date: 15th century 1. in an inevitable way 2. as is to be expected < inevitably, it rained > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inevitably — adverb as was certain to happen and could not be prevented: Inevitably, we had overlooked a few points …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inevitably — inevitable ► ADJECTIVE ▪ certain to happen; unavoidable. ► NOUN (the inevitable) ▪ a situation that is unavoidable. DERIVATIVES inevitability noun inevitably adverb. ORIGIN Latin inevitabilis, from in not + evitare avoid …   English terms dictionary

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