in flagrante


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

Examples of in flagrante in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The young stars, Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay, were seen in flagrante delicto in every room of a center-hall Colonial. Rich Cohen, WSJ, 29 July 2023 There were also masturbation jokes and imitations of the noises Elvis Presley and James Hetfield of Metallica might make toward the end of being caught in flagrante delicto. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2023 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

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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 14 Jun. 2024.

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