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- inevitable:  Latin ēvītāre meant ‘avoid’. It was a compound verb formed from the prefix ex- ‘away, from’ and vītāre ‘shun’, and actually produced an English verb evite ‘avoid’, a scholarly 16th-century introduction which survived as an archaism into the 19th century. Its derived adjective was ēvītābilis ‘avoidable’, which with the negative prefix became inēvītābilis.
- inevitable (adj.)
- mid-15c., from Latin inevitabilis "unavoidable," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + evitabilis "avoidable," from evitare "to avoid," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vitare "shun," originally "go out of the way."
- 1. Most unions see privatisation as an inevitable prelude to job losses.
- 2. Barry's speech followed Dirk Bogarde's appearance, and was an inevitable anticlimax.
- 3. Some backtracking is probably inevitable.
- 4. This scarcity is inevitable in less developed countries.
- 5. Diplomats believe that bureaucratic delays are inevitable.
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