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inescapable

[in-uh-skey-puh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. incapable of being escaped, ignored, or avoided; ineluctable: inescapable responsibilities.
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Origin of inescapable

First recorded in 1785–95; in-3 + escapable
Related formsin·es·cap·a·ble·ness, nounin·es·cap·a·bly, adverb
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  • The young man was in the air as inescapably as if he were the measles.

    Virginia

    Ellen Glasgow

  • The odium of that reputation was inescapably his, Orson Vane's.

    The Imitator

    Percival Pollard

  • She fought against the answer, but slowly, inescapably, it formed in her mind.

    Bedside Manner

    William Morrison

  • I mean that on days like this, we remember that we are all part of a continuum, inescapably connected by the ties that bind.

  • She had no personal relations—no responsibilities toward them such as Rose felt were inescapably hers.


British Dictionary definitions for inescapably

inescapable

adjective
  1. incapable of being escaped or avoided
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Derived Formsinescapably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inescapably

inescapable

adj.

1792, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + escapable (see escape). Related: Inescapably.

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