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 inescapable (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 For any President, the first 100 days in office is an arbitrary yet inescapable milestone, an opportunity to take a measure of how the White House is beginning to touch the lives of Americans in concrete ways. Jeff Zeleny, CNN, "How the Biden presidency looks from one pivotal Pennsylvania county, 100 days in," 28 Apr. 2021 Her particular perspective sheds light on the complexity of race in the United States; the essay follows her education in a history that is not straightforwardly her own, and yet is inescapable. Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine, "New Books," 27 Apr. 2021 Nature and the environment are inescapable in Iceland, perilously placed above the rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Heather Farmbrough, Forbes, "Icelandic Bank Is First To Provide Customers With New Carbon Footprint Tracker," 4 Mar. 2021 On an objective review of the Articles in the light of the surrounding circumstances, the inescapable conclusion is that, save to a very limited extent, the disclosures made were not a necessary or proportionate means of serving that purpose. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Makes Passionate Statement After Winning Privacy Case Against the Mail on Sunday Publisher," 11 Feb. 2021 From cave painting to The Odyssey to The Call of the Wild, the dog is inescapable in human art and culture. Daniel Dorsa, Smithsonian Magazine, "The New Science of Our Ancient Bond With Dogs," 17 Nov. 2020 But with his win on Sunday at the Masters in Augusta, Ga., the glare will now be inescapable. New York Times, "Ready or Not, Hideki Matsuyama Is Now a National Hero in Japan," 12 Apr. 2021 Also inescapable is the fact that Trump has quickly built a political war chest that rivals that of the RNC., "Republicans dance around ‘complication’ of a lingering Trump," 11 Apr. 2021 Police brutality was an inescapable though largely intellectual constant for me. Los Angeles Times, "‘Judas’ writer asks: Does art have a place in the face of social injustice?," 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of inescapable

1792, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2021

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“Inescapable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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