Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Inescapable'
adj : impossible to avoid or evade:"inescapable conclusion"; "an
ineluctable destiny"; "an unavoidable accident" [syn: ineluctable,
- Inescapable \In`es*cap"a*ble\, a.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Inescapable'
Escapology is the practice of escaping from restraints or other traps. Escapologists (also called escape artists) escape from handcuffs, straitjackets, cages, coffins, steel boxes, barrels, bags, burning buildings, fish-tanks and other perils, often in combination.
Some escapologists' tricks are accomplished by illusionists' techniques; others are genuine acts of flexibility, strength and daring.
The art of escaping from restraints and confined spaces has been a skill employed by magicians for a very long time. It was not originally displayed as an overt act in itself but was instead used secretly to create other illusion effects such as disappearance or transmutation.
Other illusionists, including John Nevil Maskelyne, worked out how the Davenports did their act and re-created the tricks to debunk the brothers' claims of psychic power. However the re-creations did not involve overt escape, merely a replication of tricks with the statement that they were accomplished by secret magicians' skills rather than spirits. It took another thirty years before the pure skill of escape began to be displayed as an act in itself. The figure most responsible for making escapology a recognised entertainment was Harry Houdini, who built his career on demonstrating the ability to escape from a huge variety of restraints and difficult situations.[See more about Inescapable at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Inescapable' in famous quotation sentence
* All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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