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  • n  an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua has more than just escapism going for it.
  • Gaiman's writing has the light touch of the English humorist--Douglas Adams is a big influence--but his whimsical charm is a con: what so closely resembles escapism is just a way .
  • Granted, Rowling's books begin like invitations to garden-variety escapism: Ooh, Harry isn't really a poor orphan; he's actually a wealthy wizard who rides a secret train to a .
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  • Summer Tune-Up Series: Wartime Dramas, Cancer Battles Provoke at Stripped-Down Musical Series
    A 9-year-old girl with leukemia and a war correspondent kidnapped and bound in a Middle Eastern cell do not sound like typical subjects for American musicals, a form often associated with jubilance and escapism. They sound like more CNN headlines or Oscar-bait movies. But two musicals about just the...
    June 18, 2013 - Broward-Palm Beach New Times
  • Review: Muhlenberg presents an embraceable 'Crazy for You'
    Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre director Charles Richter is a passionate fan of old-style Broadway musicals, which offered the promise of theatrical escapism, lots of singable music, exuberant dancers and gaudily dressed chorus girls in skimpy skirts.        
    June 17, 2013 - The Morning Call

  • Johnny Depp in Hollyscoop
    Johnny says of the island, "It's my way of trying to return to normalcy. Escapism is survival to me. I don't think I'd ever seen any place so pure and beautiful. You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It's instant freedom. And that rare...
  • Hugh Jackman in
    I will bring Wolverine to Mexico City on May 26 to provide a moment of fun, escapism and a treat for some of the loyal fans of the comic,Jackman said on his Twitter page.

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