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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inevitably, necessarily, of necessity, needsadverb

    in such a manner as could not be otherwise

    "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"

  2. inescapably, ineluctably, inevitably, unavoidablyadverb

    by necessity

    "the situation slid inescapably toward disaster "


  1. inevitablyadverb

    In a manner that is impossible to avoid or prevent.

  2. inevitablyadverb

    As usual; predictably; as expected.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inevitablyadverb

    Without possibility of escape.

    Etymology: from inevitable.

    The day thou eat'st thereof, my sole command
    Transgrest, inevitably thou shalt die. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    How inevitably does an immoderate laughter end in a sigh? Robert South, Sermons.

    To look no further than the next line, it will inevitably follow, that they can drive to no certain point. Dryden.

    Inflammations of the bowels oft inevitably tend to the ruin of the whole. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    If our sense of hearing were exalted, we should have no quiet or sleep in the silentest nights, and we must inevitably be stricken deaf or dead with a clap of thunder. Richard Bentley.


  1. inevitably

    Inevitably refers to something that is certain to happen, unavoidable or inescapable. It implies a necessary or predictable outcome or consequence of a particular situation or set of circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inevitablyadverb

    without possibility of escape or evasion; unavoidably; certainly

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inevitably' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3158

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inevitably' in Adverbs Frequency: #242

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inevitably in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inevitably in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of inevitably in a Sentence

  1. Anthony D'Angelo:

    The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those who represent the established order that your ideas will upset.

  2. Chris Williamson:

    Unless order book growth picks up, factories will inevitably soon turn to cutting jobs in order to bring capacity down in line with weaker demand.

  3. Haron Monis:

    I know that left quite deep scars for him, if he had formed the view prior to this siege that he was going to inevitably go back to prison, whether he was guilty or not ... I can see that might have unhinged him.

  4. Robert Lynd:

    No doubt there are other important things in life besides conflict, but there are not many other things so inevitably interesting. The very saints interest us most when we think of them as enganged in a conflict with the Devil.

  5. Rodney Smolla:

    The cultural atmosphere, inevitably, permeates our judicial system, and everyone connected to the system - including prosecutors, judges and jurors - inevitably have a greater sensitivity now to sexual assault, it's not a formal difference – the law is unchanged. It's the notion that the law is a human enterprise.

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    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    • A. obnoxious
    • B. occasional
    • C. reassuring
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