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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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 But if the shot does not come around, then there inevitably will be a ceiling, as there was with Justise Winslow. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: Have there been enough Heat statements this season?," 26 Apr. 2021 The other advantage of size is that larger SCCN suppliers are inevitably able to exchange collaboration information across a larger number of supply chain processes. Steve Banker, Forbes, "Business-To-Anything Integration Supports Agile Supply Chains," 20 Apr. 2021 Regular politics is inevitably about differences: rival parties bellow at each other from opposing benches and then vote in something called a division. The Economist, "Bagehot Prince Philip and the dynasty factor," 15 Apr. 2021 There is inevitably, when a building of this age is about to come down, someone who wants to landmark it. Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, "So Long to the Hotel Pennsylvania," 14 Apr. 2021 The fundamentalist’s attempt to codify human behavior, to render people legible and predictable, is inevitably less satisfying than seeing human beings as an unruly mess of competing priorities, impulses, and emotions. Stefan Beck, Washington Examiner, "If the truth is obvious, why don't we agree?," 1 Apr. 2021 Because everything is new to Al, that's perhaps inevitably the primary source of the comedy. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'United States of Al' has good intentions, but not many laughs," 1 Apr. 2021 The collateral damage in this cold war, inevitably, will be a pitcher’s getting hurt from hitting or running the bases. New York Times, "Pitchers Are Hitting Again, So Injuries Will Follow," 26 Mar. 2021 While there is inevitably a performative dimension to the colloquy between these two figures who have spent so many years on the public stage, Obama and Springsteen are also both deeply introspective., "The new career trajectory of the powerful: president one day, podcaster the next," 25 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of inevitably

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inevitably was in the 15th century

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29 Apr 2021

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“Inevitably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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