in·​ev·​i·​ta·​bly | \ i-ˈne-və-tə-blē How to pronounce inevitably (audio) \

Definition of inevitably

1 : in an inevitable way
2 : as is to be expected inevitably, it rained

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Examples of inevitably in a Sentence

we must inevitably make some sacrifices if we are going to save money

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Her flair for theatrics will inevitably translate to this new medium. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Céline Dion Is the New Face of L’Oréal Paris—And More Iconic Than Ever," 2 Apr. 2019 Actually, all of Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ figures are great, in case psychopathic robot bounty hunters aren't your thing. Drones + Star Wars = an inevitably perfect match. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Star Wars Toys for Any Aspiring Jedi," 27 Mar. 2019 Looking at the creatures inevitably results in death (for most folks at least), so our protagonist and her friends are forced to navigate this post-apocalyptic world while blindfolded. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Netflix's "Bird Box" Sculptor Reveals a Design for the Film's Unseen Monsters," 6 Jan. 2019 Which inevitably brought us around to the very hot-button 2010s issue of offensive jokes in comedy. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Comedian Chris Gethard on offensive humor: tell the jokes, but don’t police the response," 30 Nov. 2018 For example, both the government and private companies should take responsibility for the workforce disruptions and legal controversies that inevitably will be brought on by the rise of artificial intelligence. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Slow Down and Try Not to Break Things," 31 July 2018 Increased exposure from inclusion in the Chicago Parks District’s Night Out in the Parks has led to an uptick in participation at these free neighborhood performances, but popularity inevitably brings challenges. Lauren Warnecke,, "Stomping Grounds: Free evening of percussive dance in beautiful Garfield Park — what's not to like?," 23 May 2018 Talk of big walls these days inevitably brings to mind a certain tweet-happy American president. New York Times, "Review: Building the Wall (Not That One) in Aristophanes’ ‘The Birds’," 6 May 2018 This level of popularity inevitably brings more eyes to the culture than ever before, but how is that managed? Andres Tardio, Billboard, "Why J. Cole's '1985' Is More Than Just a 'Diss Track' (Op-Ed)," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of inevitably

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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