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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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Almost immediately I recognised them for what they were, the dark openings of caves entering the solid walls--possible avenues of escape or temporary shelter, could we but reach them.
And, unconsciously, this way and that he glanced for avenues of escape.
The European governments in whose possessions they worked had long sought them; but, working their way slowly out of the north they had learned many things in the no-man's-land south of the Sahara which gave them immunity from capture through easy avenues of escape that were unknown to those who pursued them.
According to a statement here Monday, Sirajul Haq counseled the Prime Minister not to look for avenues of escape from accountability, and instead talk of a ruthless accountability.
All imaginable avenues of escape have been eliminated by design, so that trapped people can only mill about, dreaming perhaps of salvation, but unable to overcome the barriers that the state and their own constricted and distorted thinking place in the way of their true liberation.
They were obviously getting a handle on Kearney's routine and sorting out avenues of escape.
Whenever I walk into an unfamiliar establishment, I take a few seconds to look for other exits, windows, doors, possible cover or other avenues of escape if I need to make a hasty retreat.
If you can find these avenues of escape, you have the beginning of a pattern that could put that buck in your truck, because these bucks will often enter the field from this escape cover.
That makes the situation now look like an impasse between Assange, backed by the Ecuadorian government, and the UK, which has isolated and limited his avenues of escape.
Still, unmasking ZC's identity has accelerated such research, leaving the disease with fewer avenues of escape.
I was able to find work whereas those impoverished today by lack of talent or qualifications have few avenues of escape left, with manufacturing industry in its death throes.
While individuals are often tricked into slave situations, they find few avenues of escape.
We seldom see them in the summer, as crops and weeds are easy avenues of escape.
Ending Global Poverty explores the various traps that keep people in poverty--traps such as poor nutrition, illiteracy and lack of access to healthcare--and presents eight avenues of escape.
While Eddie continues to look for avenues of escape from a career, a mortgage and a marriage he doesn't want, a glimpse into Lou's past reveals his own indiscretions and uncovers the source of his grudge against Phil.