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In retrospect, what happened next had a certain inevitability about it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When are we sustaining life and when are we merely postponing the inevitability of death? Christianity Today (2000)With road deaths there is a grim sense of inevitability and fear. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The downside is that we have to accept the inevitability of eruptions and earthquakes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The inscription seemed to speak of a passive recognition of the inevitability of death. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is a grim inevitability to her passing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is it the inevitability of death that gives life and love their savour? Times, Sunday Times (2007)But always somehow returning to the futility of it all and the inevitability of death. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are all bound by the inevitability of death and the fact that certain choices may speed the destructive processes. Siegel, Bernie S. (MD) Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)There is a certain inevitability about the Glaswegian band coming up with an idea like this. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Here, both patient and doctor may accept the inevitability of death without any desire to bring it about. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The very practice of placing great masterpieces where people can get close enough to see them means we must accept the inevitability of major thefts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When you hear a line about a duck, you can see the humorous rhyme coming with a grim inevitability. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Confronted by the inevitability of her death, small talk disappeared and we spoke about what truly mattered to us. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In a mature democracy there is a certain inevitability that there will be a coming together of the views of parties that want to get elected. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We must thank him for the successes we shared, accept the inevitability of failure and wish him well as he moves on. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But historical inevitability is not the only evidence I would put forward. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Another said: 'There is a certain inevitability that we are going to get a deal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sure enough, with grim inevitability, he was soon in difficulties. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet he recaptured the Challenge Cup he won two years ago in such comfort the whole match had a certain air of inevitability. The Sun (2010)

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Translations for 'inevitability'

British English: inevitability NOUN
The inevitability of something is the fact that it is certain to happen and cannot be avoided.
We are all bound by the inevitability of death.
  • American English: inevitability
  • Brazilian Portuguese: inevitabilidade
  • Chinese: 必然性
  • European Spanish: inevitabilidad
  • French: caractère inévitable
  • German: Unvermeidlichkeit
  • Italian: inevitabilità
  • Japanese: 必然性
  • Korean: 불가피성
  • European Portuguese: inevitabilidade
  • Latin American Spanish: inevitabilidad

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Definition of inevitability from the Collins English Dictionary
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