the inevitable

noun

: something that is sure to happen
They're just trying to delay/postpone the inevitable.

Examples of the inevitable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Social media discourse and the inevitable backlash aside, Levy's first book is an amusing, if uneven, take on growing up white, privileged, and Gen Z, the first generation to completely be born after the existence of the internet. Leland Cheuk, NPR, 14 May 2024 But those demands clash with regional efforts to forestall the inevitable collapse of the bluff from erosion and rising seas. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2024 Other possible reasons for the cancellation include a shift in focus from the original premise, younger actors aging out of their roles, another spinoff series in development and the desire to avoid the inevitable storyline of Sheldon's father having an affair and dying. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 9 May 2024 The use of animal tracking data in veterinary epidemiology and mathematical models would be crucial to U.S. preparedness and response to the inevitable future outbreak of an emerging livestock disease. Shweta Bansal and Colleen Webb, STAT, 7 May 2024 That said, the administration also vehemently opposed a major invasion of Rafah because of the inevitable loss of life in the overcrowded refuge. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2024 He’s been in prison for 40 years and doesn’t want to prolong the inevitable. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 3 May 2024 Can’t wait for the inevitable new song with (even more Post Malone). Glamour, 19 Apr. 2024 Other possible reasons for the cancelation include a shift in focus from the original premise, younger actors aging out of their roles, another spinoff series in development, and the desire to avoid the inevitable storyline of Sheldon's father having an affair and dying. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 18 Apr. 2024

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“The inevitable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20inevitable. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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