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Immediately after escaping from this peril, a still greater one had befallen him.

The utmost we can do is, to warn you in time, and to give you an opportunity of escaping them.

The keeper, and his officers, and their wives and children, were escaping.

Hast thou heard the saying of Gwgan, After escaping from the turmoil?

She had imagined him escaping from her, but he had remained with her, and loved her.

George was then too near the savage, to think of escaping by flight.

After the capitulation he was made prisoner, and in escaping was wounded.

Somebody had sworn he had seen him escaping through a window.

This was caused by the escaping gas going through the valve.

A sunbeam, escaping from beneath a cloud, gilded the fine drops of water.

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.

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