avenue of escape

avenue of escape

A way or path out of something. That beetle doesn't seem to know that his only avenue of escape is the open window. The fire was in the kitchen, so our only avenue of escape was through the front door.
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avenue of escape

Fig. the pathway or route along which someone or something escapes. The open window was the bird's only avenue of escape from the house. Bill saw that his one avenue of escape was through the back door.
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He slowly revolved in his mind the incidents of the evening--the open, unguarded gate; the lighted doorway--the only one he had seen thus open and lighted along the avenue he had followed; the advance of the warriors at precisely the moment that he could find no other avenue of escape or concealment; the corridors and chambers that led past many locked doors to this underground prison leaving no other path for him to pursue.
Here I left my guides, and, slipping to the nearest window, sought for an avenue of escape.
With the light he found it easier to regain control of his nerves, and presently he was again making his way along the tunnel in search of an avenue of escape.
I did not pause longer than to learn the contents of the second message, and, though I was none too sure of the meaning of the final admonition, "Beyond the knots lies danger," yet I was sure that here before me lay an avenue of escape, and that the sooner I took advantage of it the more likely was I to win to liberty.
Ah, if she had but an instant more of time she could have reached that screening arras and, perchance, have found some avenue of escape behind it; but now it was too late--she had been discovered!
Yet the wall was not fully six feet from him, and the top of it at least five feet above the top of the shed--those who had designed the campong had been careful to set this structure sufficiently far from the palisade to prevent its forming too easy an avenue of escape.
There seemed no avenue of escape, and I knew that even my modern automatic rifle was inadequate in the face of so many of these fierce beasts.
Tarzan scanned the precipitous walls for an avenue of escape.
There was, therefore, no avenue of escape in this direction.
The car was plunging along the uneven road at a reckless pace, for the fire showed threateningly at their right, and another change of the wind might sweep it on with raging fury across this one avenue of escape.
This time we are looking at China not only for the immediate rescue but are also seeing the on-going $60 billion CPEC project as a new avenue of escape from the US wrath.
Arevalo told Arab News: "We've strategically located our personnel in areas we deem as their most probable avenue of escape, which is Lake Lanao.
Their most popular avenue of escape was via the "honey-bucket detail" --prisoners conveying the latrine contents to fertilize the surrounding farmland.
Assuming you're ambulatory and you have a reasonable avenue of escape, putting as much distance and cover (objects that will stop bullets) between you and the assailant would be ideal.
Proceeding through the outer heart toward the shore, they squeezed into the "inner heart," another V-shaped enclosure from which the only avenue of escape was the narrow passage through which they had entered.