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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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Adv.1.ineluctably - by necessity; "the situation slid inescapably toward disaster "
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"Ineluctably, leeway must be given to magistrates for them to thoroughly review and reflect on the cases assigned to them.
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We are ineluctably moving down the road to a WTO arrangement so we had better start preparing for it.
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