in·​es·​cap·​able | \ ˌi-nə-ˈskā-pə-bəl How to pronounce inescapable (audio) \

Definition of inescapable

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

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inescapably \ ˌi-​nə-​ˈskā-​pə-​blē How to pronounce inescapable (audio) \ 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
Recent Examples on the Web But the benefit of a loss was inescapable whenever CBS showed its chart of the prospective NFL draft order with the Jets score, prompting the announcers to keep talking up Lawrence. Phil Rosenthal,, "Winners and losers from the Chicago Bears’ Week 16 win, including mixed Mitch Trubisky reviews, Olin Kreutz’s O-line assessment and George Kittle’s true colors," 28 Dec. 2020 Broussard was 5 years old when Bush clashed with Texas for the national championship in the 2006 Rose Bowl, and the Longhorns hype in his home state was inescapable. Greg Luca,, "Alamo Bowl brings Colorado players back to Texas roots," 28 Dec. 2020 Beginning in March, face coverings were inescapable online and IRL. Vogue, "I Love New York: Whoopi Goldberg, Bella Hadid, and Jeremy O. Harris Celebrate the City," 27 Dec. 2020 The Playlist is inescapable due to its holiday goodness and cheer. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, "Yemi Alade Presents Essence‘s Official Christmakwanzakah Playlist," 25 Dec. 2020 The topic was inescapable, repeated in Parliament and on talk shows with the frequency of Christmas music on heavy rotation. New York Times, "The Virus That Stole Most of 2020 Now Steals Christmas, Too," 23 Dec. 2020 Jawsh 685's feel-good instrumental was inescapable at the beginning of the year, with the For You Page flooded with users of every ethnic background swaying their hips to the beat. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 25 Best Musical TikTok Trends of 2020," 18 Dec. 2020 In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the 79-year-old offered his reaction to the now inescapable meme. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bernie Sanders Has Seen the Memes, and He's Laughing with You," 22 Jan. 2021 Outside of the inescapable daily testing — more privilege — and the changes in the facility to prevent the spread of the virus, players and staff were able to lose themselves in their regular routine of preparing for an upcoming opponent. Luke Johnson,, "Saints reflect on an unforgettable year marked by unprecedented challenges. 'It was an escape'," 22 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of inescapable

1792, in the meaning defined above

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12 Feb 2021

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“Inescapable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inescapable

: impossible to deny or avoid


in·​es·​cap·​able | \ ˌi-nə-ˈskā-pə-bəl How to pronounce inescapable (audio) \

Kids Definition of inescapable

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

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