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

Synonyms & Antonyms for inevitably



  • unnecessarily
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Examples of inevitably in a Sentence

we must inevitably make some sacrifices if we are going to save money
Recent Examples on the Web The existence of horror is inevitably proximate to the existence of wondrous possibility. New York Times, 14 June 2022 Vaccinating kids now, de St. Maurice told me, will steel them against what is inevitably on the horizon. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 7 June 2022 Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye, Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, all award-winning portrayals), our expectations are inevitably high. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 31 May 2022 These were inevitably disruptive to film and TV production. Patrick Frater, Variety, 21 May 2022 There are inevitably some company emissions that will be difficult to eliminate, such as factory emissions and those in shipping or transportation. Ryan Fritsch, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Cleaning regularly is important because there will inevitably be some backwash in your rinsing apparatus after use, which can contain virus particles, bacteria, allergens or other irritants that were flushed from the nose, Lane said. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Regardless of how the Russian war in Ukraine ends, getting justice for human rights abuses suffered during the conflict will inevitably be a long and painful process for those who survive. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 And inevitably, these highly individual instances of loss and grief become faceless pawns in various political causes. Frank Shyongcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inevitably

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jun 2022

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“Inevitably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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