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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But the way that Drake has become an inescapable force in the game is unique. Stereo Williams, Billboard, "Drake's 2018 Has Been Huge. But Is He the Biggest Rapper Ever?," 13 July 2018 The show’s inescapable power comes from the emotionalism of great music, and in the current production every bit of its depth charge sounds. Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, "How Do Carousel and My Fair Lady Fare in 2018?," 8 July 2018 Concurrently, Jarecki is telling the story of the United States and its similarities to Presley himself, from scrappy origins to worldwide prominence—and peppered with some inescapable growing pains as well. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "New Elvis Presley Documentary The King Tells the Story of a Musical Legend," 22 June 2018 As India develops and grows to support its 1.3 billion people, the country is on the brink of an inescapable crisis. Swati Gupta, CNN, "India facing its worst water shortage in history, report says," 15 June 2018 Surveillance cameras are an inescapable fixture of the modern city. Rick Rojas, The Seattle Times, "Newark police ask public to scan city’s surveillance-camera feeds," 9 June 2018 But when an announcement involves both Tetsuya Mizuguchi (creator of the amazing Lumines and Rez Infinite) and the inescapable appeal of Tetris (quite possibly one of the most important video games of all time), our attention immediately perks up. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "The Tetris Effect is the trippy block-stacking game we didn’t know we needed," 6 June 2018 But experimentation, failure, politics, and infighting seem to be inescapable elements of any ambitious human endeavor. Nathanael Johnson, WIRED, "Where Can Climate Activists Find Common Ground?," 9 July 2018 Humor offered a relief from their sufferings and a defense against inescapable panic and anxiety. Brendan Leonard, Outside Online, "Learning to Be Funny," 9 July 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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