in flagrante

adverb
in fla·​gran·​te | \ ˌin-flə-ˈgrän-tē How to pronounce in flagrante (audio) , -ˈgran- How to pronounce in flagrante (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In Davies’s hands, Sanditon gets skinny-dipping scenes and couples caught in flagrante. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Most Unmissable TV Shows of 2020," 9 Jan. 2020 Half-nude, with dark eyes that seem to follow the observer, the Spartan queen is shown in flagrante with Jupiter disguised as a swan. Chiara Goia, Smithsonian, "The New Treasures of Pompeii," 21 Aug. 2019 Dani discovers Christian in flagrante and finally lets out her howling grief, surrounded by a half-dozen girls who match her keening with their own. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Midsommar’s twisted ending, explained," 3 July 2019 Not about some paparazzi snap of the girl in flagrante. refinery29.com, "Miley Cyrus Is Done Apologizing For Her Controversial “Nude” Vanity Fair Cover," 30 Apr. 2018 At the end of the act, Marke returns to catch the lovers in flagrante and decries Tristan’s betrayal in his own moving monologue. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, "The BSO offers Wagner’s ‘shivery and sweet infinity’," 6 Apr. 2018 An influential Peruvian industrialist named Enrique is photographed in flagrante amid a heap of slatternly prostitutes. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "A Pulpy New Novel and Juiceless Old Essays From Mario Vargas Llosa," 19 Feb. 2018 In the books, readers find out that secret when Claire does: when Jamie's other wife Laoghaire (Nell Hudson) walks in on Jamie and Claire in flagrante. Sydney Bucksbaum, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Outlander' Producer Defends Latest Book Changes: "It Will Cause a Lot of Talk"," 5 Nov. 2017 My first thought was an image of him in flagrante with another woman, which led to my second thought: No way. Arianne Cohen, Marie Claire, "Who Needs Monogamy?," 19 Sep. 2013

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1612, in the meaning defined above

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“In flagrante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20flagrante. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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