in flagrante


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Every time two individuals meet in flagrante, their chromosomes are joined, shuffled and re-dealt to the next generation. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 29 Jan. 2010 And yes, Kourtney and Travis have been caught in flagrante outside their home. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 16 Dec. 2022 One of the many allegations of adultery in the trial led, famously, to the admission of a photo of the duchess in flagrante with another man. Matthew Gilbert,, 23 Nov. 2022 In Davies’s hands, Sanditon gets skinny-dipping scenes and couples caught in flagrante. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 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, 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, 3 July 2019 Not about some paparazzi snap of the girl in flagrante., 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,, 6 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in flagrante was in 1612

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“In flagrante.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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