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[ US /ˌənəˈvɔɪdəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnɐvˈɔ‍ɪdəbə‍l/ ]
  1. impossible to avoid or evade
    inescapable conclusion
    an ineluctable destiny
    an unavoidable accident
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How To Use unavoidable In A Sentence

  • It's unavoidable, understandable, and perfectly forgivable under the circumstances.
  • In this domain it serves, to use the unavoidable cliche, merely as a rubber stamp.
  • _They_ were compelled to regard exploitage as a cruel but eternally unavoidable condition of the progress of civilisation; for when they lived it was and it always had been a necessity of civilisation, and they could not justly be expected to anticipate such a fundamental revolution in the conditions of human existence as must necessarily precede the passage from exploitage to economic equity. Freeland A Social Anticipation
  • If a certain amount of begrudgery is the unavoidable product of such a position of eminence, it is neither fair nor perceptive.
  • The south ridge of Conival has unavoidable scrambling.
  • Once upon a time it was a natural and unavoidable element in the relations of every married couple; just as it was natural and unavoidable, once upon a time, that the unwarlike and commercially-minded burghers of a mediæval city should bargain with a neighbouring and predatory baron to keep at bay – for a consideration – other barons no less predatory but a little less neighbouring. Marriage as a Trade
  • It is the unavoidable and serious consequence of non-submission which lies at the heart of coercion.
  • Unless you want to write a very long biography indeed, a measure of rapid movement is in most cases unavoidable. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The problem with a dramatisation based on real events is that a degree of simplification in unavoidable.
  • If they just follow the majority idea...sure, they might get more support and more money, but we will probably still think we are pure Chinese, and eventual "unification" is unavoidable note even how the term changes, nowadays people use "annexation" instead of unification... Five Commentaries for Wednesday
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