escapologist

[ UK /ˌɛskɐpˈɒləd‍ʒˌɪst/ ]
NOUN
  1. an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
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How To Use escapologist In A Sentence

  • Harry Houdini, the escapologist, was at Gerrard 1312 in 1916: renowned as an inspired self publicist, he had himself listed as Harry Houdini, Handcuff King. Ring Up Yer Dead
  • Now a new film based on the life of Harry Houdini is set to tell the fictional tale of how the escapologist fell in love with an Edinburgh woman.
  • Holmes has unpicked escapologist crimes with Harry Houdini and refined some of his psychological deductions with the help of Sigmund Freud. The Game Is Always Afoot
  • The eldest son reinvents himself as Harry, after Harry Houdini, the famous escapologist, whose feats are recorded in a book he finds.
  • The escapologist will put up a thousand good reasons to get into a regulation canvas straitjacket and escape within 90 seconds.
  • A further highlight will be escapologist, Paul Sanderson, dangling from a crane in a strait-jacket.
  • Harry Houdini is known as the world's greatest escapologist, but he fostered a reputation for invulnerability that proved to be fatal.
  • On graduation, he worked as a publican's assistant, a police frogman and an escapologist.
  • I was once on a TV programme with an escapologist who freed himself from a sack bound with chains.
  • Among the myths exposed along the way is the idea that Houdini, great escapologist though he was, could do magic.
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