Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EPISODES

The English middling classes like to pretend that there are no episodes.

I could tell you episodes of the Separationist revolution that would astonish you.

His letter described to me the two aspects and some of the episodes of the case.

A hundred episodes might be related of the Stony Creek raid.

In fact, in these episodes of malice at bay, there is for you temptation and no sin.

We have only detailed one or two episodes in their wild career.

There were episodes in The School for Husbands that were very clever and enlivening.

This sprinkling of life with episodes was like a little tonic.

He shuffled these episodes out of sight—I saw he had no wish to discuss them.

That is but one of a thousand episodes in the world into which we are introduced in these pages.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "commentary between two choric songs in a Greek tragedy," also "an incidental narrative or digression within a story, poem, etc.," from French épisode or directly from Greek epeisodion "addition," noun use of neuter of epeisodios "coming in besides," from epi "in addition" (see epi-) + eisodos "a coming in, entrance" (from eis "into" + hodos "way"). Sense of "outstanding incident, experience" first recorded in English 1773. Transferred by 1930s to individual broadcasts of serial radio programs.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.