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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
Above, an exclusive series of snapshots from Swennen and Stewart’s stylish escapades along la croisière.
Or his political dirty trickster’s online escapades.
When collectors rediscovered the stamps, they were dismayed: Over the years, the Inverted Jennies had become stuck together, perhaps because they were left outside during one of Green’s many yacht escapades.
That’s notable, given the highly suspicious role foreigners have played in this escapade.
In one escapade, Hart poached a contraband TV hidden in a crawl space and circulated among the middies.
Pat will be remembered for his life-long passion for family, friends, music, writing, and collecting and his near-total recall of youthful escapades was legendary.
His escapades put Harry at odds with the media in his younger 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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