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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.

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. Sandeep Dadlani:

    We have seen many elections come and go. It is common in all election seasons for rhetoric and extreme personalities to shine. Inevitably we have found governments from both sides to eventually come up with sensible policies.

  2. Chris Murray:

    It's an incredibly simple strategy and intervention, it's one that will save lives, but it will also help the economy enormously because it will avoid shutdowns which will inevitably come when things get quickly out of control in some states.

  3. Jeff Sessions:

    If we do our duty to prosecute most cases, then children inevitably for a period of time might be held.

  4. Greg Valliere:

    Companies realize that if they are too outspoken, that will inevitably piss off some of their customers. Why do that ? therefore, they have to be pretty discreet.

  5. Nicholas Spiro:

    This is inevitably going to raise fears about an even more authoritarian, an even more economically populist, nationalistic Turkey.

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