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The only dread she had was of the discovery of her escapade by the hospital authorities.

Shandy's escapade with Diablo had brought a new trouble to Mike Gaynor.

She was convinced that the escapade was important, though it would have puzzled her to say why.

Recommend him to be more prudent in future if he wishes me to forget his escapade at Tavora.

What could be the objection, even were the escapade to be discovered by misadventure?

I recalled the final scene of that escapade, which I myself had managed to devise.

Mother, he said, was poorly, and greatly put out over my escapade.

He could not brazen out the effect of this escapade, however, and disappeared from the scene.

Last night's escapade was sheer bravado to mock at you and Brennan.

When, later, he confessed his escapade to his parents, they were almost too shocked for words.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "an escape from confinement," from French escapade (16c.) "a prank or trick," from Spanish escapada "a prank, flight, an escape," noun use of fem. past participle of escapar "to escape," from Vulgar Latin *excappare (see escape). Or perhaps the French word is via Italian scappata, from scappare, from the same Vulgar Latin source. Figurative sense (1814) is of "breaking loose" from rules or restraints on behavior.

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