inevitably

adverb
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

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • 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 This influx would inevitably lead to some infections spreading from person to person on campus as schools, colleges and universities welcome students back. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 Traveling will inevitably lead to exposures to unvaccinated kids and adults. CNN, 27 July 2021 Traveling will inevitably lead to exposures to unvaccinated kids and adults. William C. Miller, Quartz, 27 July 2021 Hierarchies of authority lead inevitably to organizational siloes that tend to become barriers to necessary horizontal communication and the sharing of knowledge and data—key features of the agile organization in the digital age. Steve Denning, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021 These works of science fiction convinced him at an early age that scientific advances would inevitably lead to a future where people could walk around on another planet. Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2021 The streaming revolution is the latest example of how changes in technology and business models inevitably lead to tension between studios and talent. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2021 Traveling will inevitably lead to exposures to unvaccinated kids and adults. CNN, 27 July 2021 Traveling will inevitably lead to exposures to unvaccinated kids and adults. William C. Miller, Quartz, 27 July 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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Last Updated

20 Sep 2021

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“Inevitably.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inevitably. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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