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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
Their escapades were frustrating police forces from Indiana to the East Coast.
The column set the date of their escapade on July 16.
Robert has been arrested several times for his prior escapades.
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London Not to be left out of the island escapades, London’s large population of Caribbeans get road ready across the pond every August in Notting Hill.
Some of it, including the various escapades of George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, involved relatively peripheral players in Trumpworld, who didn’t have strong pre-campaign ties to Trump or play a post-campaign role in the administration.
There are the hellacious bus rides and south-of-the-border escapades of his minor league years.
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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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