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Examples of escapade in a Sentence
As a teenager he embarked on a series of ill-advised escapades.
their escapades at the prep school became the stuff of boarding-school legend
Recent Examples of escapade from the Web
Irving was unhappy with the movie version of his escapades and asked to have his name removed from the credits as a technical adviser.
Claire hears the hum that accompanied her last time-travel escapades.
Lereng Wilmont's cameras are often very close-up during Oleg's escapades at home and further afield, but — this being a fly-on-the-wall exercise — are never acknowledged.
His escapade earned him a visit from Secret Service agents on Sunday, Strong said.
Whenever Kimmel asked about Trump's escapades, Spicer conjured a media demon that was supposedly equal, or forwarded the notion that everyone—and therefore no one—is to blame for this mess.
Girls Trip focused on four friends from college heading to ESSENCE Festival for a girls trip, and followed their hilarious escapades throughout the duration of the trip.
Follow along with all my escapades, especially those with my dog, Nala, on Instagram @HauerSarah.
His nightclub escapades were meticulously documented—and photographed—by the British press.
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Did You Know?
When it was first used in English, "escapade" referred to an act of escaping or fleeing from confinement or restraint. The relationship between "escape" and "escapade" does not end there. Both words derive from the Vulgar Latin verb excappare, meaning "to escape," a product of the Latin prefix ex- and the Late Latin noun cappa, meaning "head covering or cloak." While "escape" took its route through Anglo-French and Middle English, however, "escapade" made its way into English by way of the Spanish escapar ("to escape") and the French escapade.
Origin and Etymology of escapade
First Known Use: 1667See Words from the same year
Synonymsantic, caper, capriccio, dido, prank, frolic, gag, jest, knavery, monkeyshine (s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], shine (s), trick, waggery
Related Wordsskylarking; adventure, experience, game, lark, time; high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, play, roughhousing, rowdyism; shenanigan (s), tomfoolery; joking, kidding, teasing; gambit, hoax, maneuver, ploy; deed, feat, mission, performance, stunt; caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy (also whimsey); deceit, deception, delusion, fooling, fraud, hanky-panky, hoodwinking, ruse, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trickery, wile
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