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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESCAPES

She must choose her own road, only I promise that if she escapes and we live I will not forget her deed.

A person who escapes the evils of moderation by committing dyspepsia.

How he escapes those claws when the lion is alive, is the wonder.

"The base Christian escapes," said one, who appeared to be the leader.

Juve tracks the criminal to his secret hiding-place, but Fantômas escapes.

And there, very briefly, you have the story of my sufferings and my escapes.

Yere he escapes wedlock by a mir'cle; an'––chains an' slavery!

If you keep him, well, but if he escapes, the loss is to you.

And his risks had been many, and his escapes narrow and frequent.

Whichever cur of you will carry this Escapes his fellow's fate.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old North French escaper, Old French eschaper (12c., Modern French échapper), from Vulgar Latin *excappare, literally "get out of one's cape, leave a pursuer with just one's cape," from Latin ex- "out of" (see ex-) + Late Latin cappa "mantle" (see cap (n.)). Related: Escaped; escaping.