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 inescapably (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 First, there was the inescapable fact that, like Osama bin Laden, 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. Tim Golden, ProPublica, "Operation Encore and the Saudi Connection: A Secret History of the 9/11 Investigation," 23 Jan. 2020 But the inescapable fact is that mid-winter ice fishermen cuss the conditions as loudly as whitetail deer hunters bemoan the October rut-hunting lull. Outdoor Life, "3 Killer Ice Fishing Tactics For Mid-Winter Pike, Walleyes, and Panfish," 17 Jan. 2020 President Trump has taken notice of Bloomberg and his ads, which have been virtually inescapable for anyone watching cable or broadcast television or who has a smartphone. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "How to watch Tuesday night's Democratic debate," 13 Jan. 2020 The reminders were inescapable as The Citadel — running the triple option — rushed for 320 yards and possessed the ball for almost 42 minutes in its 27-24 victory at Georgia Tech. Joel Boyd,, "College football Week 3 wrap-up: Which team self-destructed the worst? Why are Florida fans mad at Brian Griese? And the Heisman contender in Oklahoma who isn’t named Jalen Hurts.," 16 Sep. 2019 Lucas is a burlesque maker of double-entendre objects that mow down stereotypes, often around art and sexuality and glancing off the inescapable fact of death. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Sarah Lucas show at the Hammer Museum is naked but definitely not afraid," 17 July 2019 The equal pay suit is headed for mediation; U.S. Soccer will face inescapable pressure to increase its bonus pool for the U.S. players. Sean Gregory, Time, "Lots of People Wanted Team USA to Apologize or Fail. Their World Cup Win Is One of the Greatest Responses in Sports," 7 July 2019 William Roane, a delegate from Hanover County and the grandson of Patrick Henry, argued that slavery was an inescapable fact of human society. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, "Virginia debated ending slavery after Nat Turner’s revolt," 14 June 2019 The inescapable fact is that the lower likelihood of working is partly due to being on Medicaid. WSJ, "Are Medicaid Work Requirements a Good Idea?," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of inescapable

1792, in the meaning defined above

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20 Feb 2020

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“Inescapable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inescapable

: impossible to deny or avoid


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Kids Definition of inescapable

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

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