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[mass noun] The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.‘virtual reality offers a form of escapism’
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- ‘Stories have a variety of functions in our culture, from pure escapism to vehicles for personal growth or social reform.’
- ‘There was some fantasy, some escapism and a lot of joy in performing for my parents and my friends in school plays.’
- ‘For an industry that relies on escapism, necessary caution has already brought an irrevocable change.’
- ‘This is definitely a novel I would recommend if you are looking for a few hours of entertaining escapism.’
- ‘There certainly seems to be a streak of fantasy or perhaps escapism involved.’
- ‘His films do not pander to escapism or to the audiences settled expectations about entertainment.’
- ‘It was sheer fantasy, sheer escapism.’
- ‘Thus it suggests a volatile mix of resentment, escapism and childlike fantasy.’
- ‘Imagination is not simply a daydream or idle escapism, but rather an empowering force.’
- ‘The four of you have based your performances on the laudable premise of entertainment & escapism.’
- ‘Some people just go to movies for escapism and they want the illusion it's some reality unfolding in front of their eyes.’
- ‘It has an element of fantasy and escapism, which has led viewers to say it depicts some kind of extreme.’
- ‘The series was pure escapism and unashamedly exploited a fantasy.’
- ‘While commonplace wisdom spurns escapism, practical experience sometimes calls for it.’
- ‘Understandably, cinema is a popular form of escapism in this troubled country for those who can afford it.’
- ‘On one level his writing is pure escapism - adventure stories laced with magic, witchcraft and fantasy.’
- ‘It is also clear that, although they may claim to offer escapism, most computer games reflect the capitalist society they are produced in.’
- ‘Reluctant to accept responsibility, you have tendencies toward escapism.’
- ‘Entertainment provides escapism, even happiness for a lot of people.’
- ‘When I go to a big summer blockbuster, I expect pure escapism.’
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