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something inevitable; that which cannot be avoided; irresistible1920The Principles of AestheticsFor even if we always do go on to something better in the future, the past had its unique value, and that is lost ineluctably.1946Autobiography of a YogiNature herself is Maya; natural science must perforce deal with her ineluctable quiddity.1954Leaven of MaliceCan you conceive of any practical joke more tiresomely bourgeois, more quintessentially and ineluctably lower middle class, than shoving a fake engagement notice in the paper?1958Doctor ZhivagoThese new things were not familiar, not led up to by the old, they were unchosen, determined by an ineluctable reality, and as sudden as an earthquake.1970Cities in FlightThere were many corners of the galaxy which knew Earth only as a legend, a green myth floating unknown thousands of parsecs away in space, known and ineluctable thousands of years away in history.1982Earth DreamsThere was never a moment so empty as to allow leisure to regret past occurrences—or failures; the future pressed ineluctably upon his consular 'now.'1994The Gap Into Madness: Chaos and OrderThe roaring in her ears had become absolute night, carrying her ineluctably into its depths.2005The Globe & Mail (Monday, 21 February 2005)[Peter] Carey is most at home with the ineluctable impossibility of connection.