inevitably

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inevitable +‎ -ly

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inevitably (not comparable)

  1. In a manner that is impossible to avoid or prevent.
    Inevitably, all creatures eventually die.
    The sun inevitably rises.
    Despite the town's best efforts, the dam inevitably gave way.
    The inevitably cold winter approaches.
  2. As usual; predictably; as expected.
    Inevitably, the next-door neighbour began to mow his lawn just as she lay down her head after a long night shift.
    The child inevitably began to cry when his mother went to work.
    The inevitably long line of customers queued for the latest 'Harry Potter'.

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