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 If there’s one inescapable cat to out-purr viral pets in recent memory, Smudge often comes out on top. Time, "Smudge the Cat Is the Real Star of the Woman Yelling at a Cat Meme and He's Still Living for Drama," 17 Jan. 2020 But in a country like Rwanda, where almost everyone is religious, religion is inescapable anyways. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "“There is a great awakening happening”: The contentious role of religion in educating kids," 16 Jan. 2020 The relationship between Britain's royals and the media is awkward, mistrustful — and seemingly inescapable. Danica Kirka, Anchorage Daily News, "With ‘Megxit,’ Prince Harry and Meghan aim to control their media image," 9 Jan. 2020 Most of the times though, the difference between good, flattering light, and finding your subjects’ face covered in dense, inescapable shadows, is not that clear. Harry Guinness, Popular Science, "Light your photos like a pro," 9 Jan. 2020 Combined with the inescapable sounds of commercial aircraft, noise distresses wildlife populations everywhere in America. Jordan G. Teicher, The New Republic, "An Animal’s-Eye View of Mass Extinction in Progress," 7 Jan. 2020 Plastic has become an inescapable problem; up to 12.7 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean each year, and microplastics have been found everywhere from oceans to soils, the air, and the bodies of animals and humans. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Hawaii Museum Has Eliminated the Sale of All Single-Use Plastics," 27 Dec. 2019 That fragmented and terrifying vision is nonetheless endowed with an inescapable and compelling aura of beauty, an exalted inkling of historical, spiritual, and personal progress. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream This Weekend: “Burning Cane”," 9 Nov. 2019 The grim reality of life outside the walls of St. Frances is inescapable. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Inside the Baltimore superpower fueling Michigan football's 2020 recruiting class," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of inescapable

1792, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2020

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“Inescapable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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