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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Definitions for ineluctable

  1. Impossible to avoid or evade; inevitable.

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Citations for ineluctable
. . .ineluctable as gravity. Marilynne Robinson, The Death of Adam
California's vision of itself as a car culture grew out of the impracticality of mass transit in reaching most of its scenic wonders, the innate restlessness of its inhabitants and the ineluctable attraction of an open road. , New York Times
Origin of ineluctable
1615-1625
Ineluctable is from Latin ineluctabilis, from in-, "not" + eluctari, "to struggle out of, to get free from," from ex-, e-, "out of" + luctari, "to struggle."
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