what must be, must be
- Cf. Italian che sarà sarà, what will be, will be (this English form is also used).
c 1386 CHAUCER Knight’s Tale 1. 1466 Whan a thyng is shapen, it shal be.
1519 W. HORMAN Vulgaria 20v That the whiche muste be wyll be.
1546 HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. i. F3 That shalbe, shalbe.
1616 BEAUMONT & FLETCHER Scornful Lady III. i. I must kiss you... What must be, must be.
1841 S. WARREN Ten Thousand a Year I. i. It’s really very inconvenient..for any of my young men to be absent..but—I suppose—what must be must be.
1850 DICKENS David Copper-field lvii. ‘My love,’ observed Mr. Micawber, ‘..I am always willing to defer to your good sense. What will be—will be.’
1981 J. BINGHAM Brock 70 Oh well, what must be, must be.
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