escape death

idiom

: to avoid being killed
The hostage managed to escape death.

Examples of escape death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon co-star as two struggling musicians who, after witnessing the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band to escape death at the hands of the mob. Andrew Walsh, EW.com, 14 Nov. 2023 Filipino and Thai workers in Israel narrowly escape death Philippine nationals, many of whom work as caregivers in Israel, also have been caught up by the conflict. Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 More on the Israel-Hamas war: Residents in Gaza say there is no way to escape death . Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 12 Oct. 2023 Survivors described frantic efforts to escape death in a town that had been cut off from telecommunications and electricity. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2023 Many background characters die, are injured or narrowly escape death. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2023 The song is used in the fourth episode when Max (Sadie Sink) is nearly killed by Vecna in the Upside Down before her friends play the song to empower Max to fend off Vecna and escape death. Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, 15 Dec. 2022 By restoring his integrity as a cook in his final moments, letting Erin escape death is almost Julian's way of expressing his gratitude. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Nov. 2022 That day, June 30th, 2016, allowed Loom to narrowly escape death and put the company on a different trajectory. Steven Li, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022

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“Escape death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escape%20death. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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