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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
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When the California paper landed on tumultuous times the next year, Katherine moved back home to work for the Post, and quickly met Phillip Graham, a law clerk at the time, during her escapades on D.C.’s social scene.
Scandal will depart in April, leaving us with only memories, and streaming reruns, of steamy Oval Office escapades between Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope and Tony Goldwyn’s now-former President Fitzgerald Grant.
Buyers often keep in touch, keeping him updated on the animals’ escapades, which have included television appearances and movie cameos.
The show explores the cutthroat world of magazine publishing, following the escapades of three besties working for a global women's magazine.
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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.
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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
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Definition of escapade for English Language Learners
: an exciting, foolish, or dangerous experience or adventure
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