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  • n  a person who escapes into a world of fantasy

  • The Sims may be the most popular PC game of all time, but there are plenty of players who don't find it escapist enough.
  • Maybe I'm just taking a basically sexy, escapist show too seriously.
  • Aliens never forgets that its basic business is escapist, provided, of course, that your idea of escape is to give yourself over to a 2-hr.

  • Garth Ancier in Washington Post
    In contrast, American viewers "love escapist, uplifting products," Ancier said _ although he notes that a number of US-born shows, "Ugly Betty" and "House" among them, are popular abroad.
  • Teresa Roncon in Orleans Star
    Earlier Saturday, Roncon said: "I think that there's a lot of doom and gloom out there right now, we're right smack dab in the middle of February and people just are looking for something escapist."
  • Stephen Moyer in USA Today
    This is classic, escapist fun,says Stephen Moyer, who co-stars as the 173-year-old Bill. "You can read it on so many levels. It can be an hour of escapist drama. You also can watch it for comedy, suspense, as a thriller, as a horror. It's...

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