Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that has escaped, especially an escaped prisoner. See Usage Note at -ee1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who has become free through escaping imprisonment.
  • n. Someone who has escaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An escaped person: used particularly with reference to convicts who have escaped from penal settlements, or have escaped and been recaptured.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who escapes

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Examples

  • I suppose it's only fitting then, that the lone escapee from the asylum -- Chief Bromden -- is the one who in the larger sense had been oppressed the longest and suffered the deepest of all the inmates and who, having observed all intelligently, finally acted with the decisiveness and clarity that eluded the misguided fury of Cheswick's thwarted rebellion.

    Steven Weber: Tea Party in a Cuckoo's Nest

  • Um, that was not a resident … it was an escapee from the mental ward.

    Hysterical | Her Bad Mother

  • An escapee is marooned on a formerly inhabited island.

    A Different Stripe:

  • Area residents theorized it could be an Australian dingo, an escapee from the nearby North Carolina Zoo or even some new species.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • "It's a dark and surprising mystery of sorts, in which the greatest puzzle is who, among several plausible candidates, is the true escapee from a nearby mental hospital."

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 10/31.

  • The dark thriller focuses on the mysterious identity of an escapee from a mental hospital.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • This man is actually an escapee from the planet Tarpoint.

    365 tomorrows » 2006 » August : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • He is an escapee from a prison in Venezuela, where he was incarcerated for blowing up an Air Cubana passenger plane in 1976, killing 73.

    September 2004

  • Keith Reinhard's second-in-command at BDA, Cari Eggspuehler, is an escapee from the wreckage of Beers's efforts, and she argues that the fault lay not with her former boss but with the government's "rigid and bureaucratic" institutional habits and its detachment from overseas realities.

    Rebranding America

  • This happened on one raid in 1967 when a South Vietnamese escapee from a Viet Cong POW camp reported the location of two camps containing American prisoners.

    Aiken, Larry D.

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