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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The actress also revealed that social media had a huge impact on her well-being, as other people's comments about her appearance were inescapable. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Says She Didn't Have Her Period For a Year Due to Extreme Dieting," 19 May 2019 Image The image can feel inescapable this time of year: a man glancing at his reflection, running his hand over his newly smooth skin. New York Times, "What My Father Gave Me," 16 June 2018 Chic design devotees from around the world crowd the streets and cafés, suffusing the city with an inescapable buoyant energy. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "The Most Mesmerizing Design Moments of Salone del Mobile," 18 Apr. 2019 The safety and affluence of liberal democratic societies makes them magnets for people from less fortunate parts of the world fleeing the poverty and violence that were inescapable for most of human history. Cathy Young,, "Is liberal democracy failing? No, it’s a victim of its own success," 8 July 2018 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

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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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