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

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History is inescapable in Italy, especially in Rome where the past is always present—and not only architecturally. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Will Saddlers Union Be the Next Heritage House to Make It Big?," 6 July 2018 Signs of the quintessential Yankee poet are everywhere in New England, as inescapable as a shadow. Tyler Malone,, "The road taken by Robert Frost through New England," 29 June 2018 Troop never enjoyed major crossover success, but were inescapable on urban radio throughout 1988 and '89 via singles from their first two albums. Stereo Williams, Billboard, "New Jack Summer: In June '88, Bobby Brown, Teddy Riley & New Edition Announced the Arrival of R&B's New School," 20 June 2018 Kimbra’s slinky collaboration with Gotye was inescapable in 2012. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts May 24-30: Poison, Kimbra, Head and the Heart, John Anderson | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Even with all the positive feelings coming out of Lake Forest about the direction of Fangio’s defense, one inescapable fact remains: The Bears don’t have a single defensive player who has ever been named to a Pro Bowl. Dan Wiederer,, "Bears have a golden opportunity to get defensive with the No. 8 pick," 20 Apr. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce inescapable (audio) \

Kids Definition of inescapable

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

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an act or instance of returning to life

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