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Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable: "Those war plans rested on a belief in the ineluctable superiority of the offense over the defense" (Jack Beatty).

[Latin inēluctābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + ēluctābilis, penetrable (from ēluctārī, to struggle out of : ex-, ex- + luctārī, to struggle).]

in′e·luc′ta·bil′i·ty n.
in′e·luc′ta·bly adv.
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Noun1.ineluctability - the quality of being impossible to avoid or evadeineluctability - the quality of being impossible to avoid or evade
sure thing, certainty, foregone conclusion - something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
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Hemingway does not meditate on the void, but provides a series of actions, with the purpose of completing the depiction of the ontological holes that appear in guises of the work, that is rendered through the sexual difference and the oblique types of femininity (which have been scrutinized in the statutory in-betweenness of The sea change and the subsequent augmentation of the authoritative sexual parts which are reverted), the ineluctability of death and its attractiveness, as well as the unrelenting passage of time.
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The closing image evokes the poet's gloomy attitude, and most importantly, suggests the ineluctability of his sense of rootlessness; the implied subject of the poem--"tu" --is compelled to answer a prophetic voice thundered from the desert ("luce polverosa").
Through choosing to be Black, because she was unable to choose anything else, she chose to stand for the ineluctability of blackness: blackness as what remains when everything is taken from a people, which is the history of blackness and of its survival.
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Reece questions the ineluctability of the Restoration but also underlines the profound impact that Oliver Cromwell's death had upon the army's character.
Thus, while balancing creates the illusion of objectivity and ineluctability, in fact the result was foreordained, because the balance is weighted against judicial independence.
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BARDO (TAP) - "Deeply convinced of the ineluctability of our countries' common destiny, Francophonie promotion remains our common interest," National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President Mustapha Ben Jfar said at the opening of, Monday in Bardo, of the 10th Regional Seminar of Mediterranean Francophone Parliament Officials.
The infuriating inevitability that the punished Corinthian King's boulder would roll down the hill every time he tried to roll it up is an apt analogy for the ineluctability that the characters of Mirror cannot change the past.