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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
The show followed the pair on their escapades in small-town and later, corporate America.
Coveting the doctor romantically, and joining the trio in a series of escapades, are three women residents who maintain the local gossip pool.
Roseanne Barr soon began to eclipse Roseanne Conner as the actress’s escapades with Tom Arnold (to whom she was married from 1990 to 1994) helped attract cover stories in Vanity Fair and People.
Feed The Lorikeets, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Daily explore the up close and personal escapades of these birds in the new Lorikeet Loft.
The series juggles her dating escapades with her quest for success at work.
Follow along with my escapades — and my purebred mutt, Nala — on Instagram @HauerSarah and Twitter @SarahHauer or send me an email at email@example.com.
Kevin is yet again turning up his nose at Randall, who’s spent a lot of time coming up with a map to help each of them navigate their trick-or-treating escapades around the neighborhood.
Her escapades include but are not limited to yachting around the ocean with a decidedly Real Houswives-worthy crowd, a slow-mo Fast Times at Ridgment High-style pool exit, getting circled by a motorcycle gang, and dancing around a beach bonfire.
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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.
ESCAPADE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of escapade for English Language Learners
: an exciting, foolish, or dangerous experience or adventure
ESCAPADE Defined for Kids
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