un·​es·​cap·​able | \ ˌən-i-ˈskā-pə-bəl How to pronounce unescapable (audio) , -e-, dialectal -ik-ˈskā- \

Definition of unescapable

: incapable of being avoided, ignored, or denied : inescapable an unescapable conclusion/outcome What had been a feverish nightmare became a cold and unescapable fact.— Edith Wharton

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unescapably \ ˌən-​i-​ˈskā-​pə-​blē How to pronounce unescapable (audio) , -​e-​ , dialectal  -​ik-​ˈskā-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Yet months into a pandemic that’s forcing physical classrooms to remain closed, the unescapable proximity has caused many parents to struggle. Gina Rich, Good Housekeeping, "Parents Who Butt In During Remote School Are Just Trying to Help — But They’re Doing the Opposite," 28 Oct. 2020 In Africa: The U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, where evidence of China’s influence is unescapable. Priya Arora, New York Times, "Coronavirus, Syria, Ben Affleck: Your Wednesday Briefing," 19 Feb. 2020 Large swarms of insects descended upon the riverside stadium in Volgograd and were entirely unescapable. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "England-Tunisia World Cup Game Overrun by Swarms of Insects," 18 June 2018 In charming and free-spirited New Orleans, music has an unescapable way of penetrating the soul. John L. Dorman, New York Times, "How to Experience Fats Domino’s New Orleans," 27 Oct. 2017 The Orlando Anarchy continue to be driven by purpose, desire, and an unescapable amount of tragedy. George Diaz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando Anarchy, driven by Pulse tragedy, advance to women's football championship," 9 July 2017 Two topics unescapable topics in the lead-up to Willie Taggart's first road game as UO coach are sure to be Laramie’s elevation, and its effect on the Ducks as a whole, and Josh Allen’s right arm, and its effect on the defense. OregonLive.com, "Oregon Ducks 2017 opponent preview: Wyoming Cowboys," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of unescapable

1614, in the meaning defined above

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“Unescapable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unescapable. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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