"As the years went by I realized this day, and my arrest, would inevitably come"
BERNARD L. MADOFF, pleading guilty to a Ponzi scheme involving billions of dollars
Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun
By JUSTIN GILLIS
Scientists' warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States' coastline are no longer theoretical.
But the logic of industry, apparently ineluctable, has other ideas, ideas that not only leave our centralized food system undisturbed but also imperil its most promising, and safer, alternatives.
We visit the ugly corrugated iron structure that Murray grandly
dubbed the Scriptorium--the Scrippy or the Shed, as locals called
it--and meet some of the legion of volunteers, from Fitzedward Hall, a
bitter hermit obsessively devoted to the OED, to W. C. Minor, whose
story is one of dangerous madness, ineluctable sadness, and ultimate
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).]
certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented:
The accident was the inevitable consequence/result/outcome of carelessness.
in a way that cannot be avoided:
Their arguments inevitably end in tears.
the inevitability of change