in·​es·​cap·​able | \ ˌi-nə-ˈskā-pə-bəl \

Definition of inescapable 

: incapable of being avoided, ignored, or denied : inevitable

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inescapably \ ˌi-​nə-​ˈskā-​pə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of inescapable in a Sentence

It's an inescapable truth that these problems have no easy solution. some people believe that your fate is determined at birth and thus inescapable

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Meghan will have to balance her laudable desire to use her royal status to make the world a better place, with the discretion—or neutrality, almost—that is an inescapable part of the job. Daisy Goodwin, Time, "How Meghan Markle Is Giving the Royal Family the Shake-Up It Needs," 17 May 2018 There are so many corpses, one local comments, that the stench of death is overpowering and inescapable. Peter Keough,, "Legs and arms and other things," 7 June 2018 Likewise, the panel’s somber shadows presage the subject’s inescapable death. Mary Tompkins Lewis, WSJ, "‘Mantegna and Bellini’ Review: A Family Affair," 3 Nov. 2018 The track is a melancholy banger that boasts those chill, synthy, inescapable melodies the rising star does best. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Charlotte Lawrence Releases a New Song, "Stole Your Car"," 12 Sep. 2018 Cars are an inescapable necessity in Motor City, a 140-square-mile expanse lacking robust public transportation. The Economist, "Why Detroit is the most expensive city in America to buy car insurance," 5 July 2018 What all this adds up to in the first half of the fourth season, released on Netflix Wednesday, is a show perfectly tuned for a cultural moment in which darkness (not to mention toxic masculinity) feels inescapable. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Bleak Truths of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," 31 May 2018 The inescapable, infinitely meme-able anthem exploded thanks in part to current zeitgeist monopolizer Donald Glover, who praised both the act and their track in an acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globes. Molly Eichel,, "If there's one hip hop trio that would survive the apocalypse, it'd be Migos," 15 May 2018 To be sure, surveillance cameras are inescapable anywhere in public; they’ve long been used by law-enforcement agencies and private-business owners to monitor people on streets or store customers. Maya Kosoff, The Hive, "New Jersey Welcomes a New Surveillance State," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of inescapable

1792, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of inescapable

: impossible to deny or avoid


in·​es·​cap·​able | \ ˌi-nə-ˈskā-pə-bəl \

Kids Definition of inescapable

: inevitable She came to the inescapable conclusion that he was right.

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