/ɪnˈɛv ɪ tə bəl/
unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary:
an inevitable conclusion.
sure to occur, happen, or come; unalterable:
The inevitable end of human life is death.
that which is unavoidable.
late Middle English
sure to happen; certain
something that is unavoidable
[C15: from Latin
to shun, from
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In his mind, the outcome was always inevitable-and triumphant.
On the soccer field, a searing kick to the shin is inevitable.
It seems that wherever human technology and wildlife meet, damage is inevitable.
He was killed for seeking to make the inevitable palpable.
It was inevitable that they would have these formal sporting events.
Their occupants were lucky that the scandal broke before the inevitable next earthquake.
It is inevitable that some kind of contact will be made.
The almost inevitable inference is that a period of darkness was succeeded by one of light.
He recognises society as inevitable and is already feeling his way towards a justification of it.
But that makes a conflict between them and the ego inevitable.
Crime, and a cheap and dangerous socialism, are the inevitable results of this pondering.
As was inevitable in the introduction of such a system, there was at first only partial success in its application.
First, there is the inevitable networking, which helps you not only now but also later in your career.
Colleges with long-term successful study-abroad operations prepare for the inevitable.
All of this is available it is simply that the powers that be in academia have not accepted the inevitable.
However, without the right tactics in place it is inevitable that your yard will become infested.
Others have tried to do that and as the dialog progressed, inevitable retracted that view.
Its unavailability on home video brings up the inevitable question of the peculiarity of the medium of film.
Such is the inertia of the climate system that far more dramatic changes have already become inevitable.
In such a discussion it is inevitable that one gets mixed up with dry, graceless, technical matters.
The intractable complexities of fact produce the inevitable ambiguities of faith.
But as described, it wouldn't end the skewed incentives that made the current crisis inevitable.
So far, though, what has seemed inevitable has yet to occur.
So perhaps it was inevitable that these two intoxicants would be combined in a single company.
With not much land and lots of people, pollution looks inevitable.
Other forecasters are convinced that a global recession is inevitable.
When the unthinkable suddenly becomes the inevitable, without pausing in the realm of the improbable, then you have contagion.
At the root of this is an inevitable slowing in economic growth.
Its demography, nukes and growing economy make that almost inevitable.
So it makes sense to make the group as big as possible before the inevitable bad year strikes.
The inevitable consequence will be a welter of bad loans.
The problem will be how to handle the inevitable undercounting.
Unless forests are better protected, so their argument goes, dangerous levels of climate change look virtually inevitable.
One is left with the inevitable nonsense in-nonsense out with rankings.
He points to an inevitable wave of litigation, administrative headaches and restrictions on sales.
Though such errors are inevitable, there may be a way to let speech-recognition programs take the pain out of making corrections.
Some economists say deficits after that are almost inevitable.
We'd spent a lot of time inoculating the team against the inevitable sniping.
It was inevitable that the company that started with hardware made its way fully to the web.
But many experts see these kinds of deals as inevitable.
Without constant maintenance and frequent recoating, rust is inevitable.
Digital transformation of your industry is inevitable.
Election-year controversies are inevitable, but usually candidates don't go looking for them.
With that many vehicles driving that often some collisions are inevitable, but fatal ones are rare.
The skies are slate-gray and gloomy, the days are cold, and rain is inevitable.
Her album is one of those inevitable triumphs at an awards show that feels right.
For time to end seems both impossible and inevitable.
Unfortunately the increase in human contribution is probably inevitable.
He even produces a graph to demonstrate why failure is all but inevitable.
In some ways, pollution of caves is inevitable due to the cracks and fissures in the rock surrounding them.
So unless new laws are made preventing corporations from selling vaccines then this is inevitable in the near future.
And he sees the extinction of the other primates inevitable when compared to the success of humans.
It may arrive in months or not for years--but the next pandemic is inevitable.
And the good news is that there is no inevitable end to this process.
So it's no wonder so many people enjoy their food highs and suffer the inevitable results.
The inevitable unknown that was always waiting for you has finally arrived.
Given the right conditions and time life is inevitable.
All that you have found is your inevitable punishment.
There is a poor understanding of resource depletion and the inevitable consequences that will come with it.
In order to avert the almost inevitable human disasters that loom, all nations must adopt two dramatic policy shifts.
Conjecture is inevitable: big shot may have been based on big gun, with a little help from the once popular big noise.
Tensions were inevitable, because the protagonists proudly embodied the national interests of their countries.
What will make it inevitable is strategic thinking, careful planning, and nonviolent discipline.
But he thinks that without better regulation, more algo-gone-wild scenarios are inevitable.
But whether or not time proves these fans right, the controversy seems inevitable.
Still, the foundation embraces the startup ethic that failure is inevitable, even desirable.
Perhaps they want to gain as much power as possible before the inevitable happens so they can take credit.
Anything less than perfection will bring mistakes and errors and the inevitable consequences of these errors.
All that remained was for him to confess, which-considering the evidence-seemed almost inevitable.
The authorities should turn a blind eye to violence as an inevitable by-product of revolutionary mobilization.
As inevitable as his arrest was, it is equally galling.
With that leadership comes the inevitable price of hatred.
And, even worse than that, it's almost inevitable that all of our constructs will have some kind of a flaw in them.
So some tightening of fiscal policies is inevitable.
It is of course inevitable that some department of government will have the final say on what law will be enforced.
And this made everything that followed almost inevitable.
Computer models show that this kind of event was inevitable.
If these features are long enough, it's inevitable two chains from two different primary craters would cross somewhere.
Once it got billed as a miracle flu preventative, the rest was inevitable.
Even with inevitable delays in its budget profile, it would have been running by now.
For one thing, there are the avoidable problems of not doing enough to prepare for the inevitable appearance of disaster.
With the personal genomics trend continuing to accelerate, this was perhaps an inevitable development.
It is not inevitable that such a figure will appear, but it is possible.
But when governments create a systemic credit bubble they also bring about the inevitable systemic reaction.
The long decline leading to inevitable extinction will begin.
Some amount of difficult choice making is inevitable.
And once that gap starts to narrow, the squeeze is inevitable.
With news being as spotty as it is, that's inevitable.
Its collapse is not merely possible, but inevitable.
War is never good and yet there are times when it is inevitable and necessary and the lesser of the potential evils.
Everything that has happened flows as an inevitable consequence of that.
We know it's not going to work out, so there's the inevitable breakup.
There are real victims out there that would be marginalized because of the inevitable backlash this frivolous lawsuit has primed.
While it was inevitable that it would be made public, that doesn't mean that it should have been.
It's inevitable that a federal solution will have to happen since so much of tax and other laws are tied to marriage.
It also features the inevitable whispering choir whose volume rises in the chorus and gets punctuated by a cymbal clap.
The process is inevitable, especially in these days of rising partisan contentiousness.
But some degree of warming is inevitable, so conservationists have to prepare.
When the environment changes faster than animals and plants can adapt, extinction is inevitable.
He believes that this moment is not only inevitable but imminent.
In fact, flashy, over-the-top outfits are inevitable at an awards ceremony that celebrates rock stars.
Still, some physicians may be tempted to put off the inevitable, trying to postpone the disruption and expense.
Although earthquakes are inevitable natural hazards, they need not be inevitable disasters.
Clues to her inevitable demise, however, continue to appear throughout her dream.
Its occurrence, however, was neither inevitable nor unavoidable.
However, this cannot prevent the inevitable collision with the central singularity.