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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 entire escapade was captured on video YouTube prankster Casey Neistat, who has teamed up with Wellens before for Halloween pranks like Aladdin and Silver Surfer taking magic carpet rides through the city.
These stars, from A-list actors to singing sensations, have candidly shared their funniest tales of 420 escapades.
Once the commercial aired, the whole escapade sparked controversy that sent heads at Gap rolling.
But of course, that list includes some rather glaring and deliberate omissions: athletes whose on-the-field accomplishments have long since been overshadowed by their off-the-field, uh, escapades.
Family getaways were impromptu escapades, where lodging was found on the fly, on an Amish farm or in a brothel’s spare room.
In the show Dunsworth, a Nova Scotia native, played an often drunk trailer park supervisor named Jim Lahey who was renowned for his bisexual escapades, Variety reported.
From a museum dedicated to the rowdy escapades of the Vikings to an institution focused on the chilling history of leprosy, Norway is filled with museums devoted to different aspects of its unique history.
In the show Dunsworth, a Nova Scotia native, played an often drunk trailer park supervisor named Jim Lahey who was renowned for his bisexual escapades, Variety reports.
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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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