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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of escape.
  • adj. That or who has escaped, especially from prison or another place of confinement.

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

  • adj. having escaped, especially from confinement


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  • The devil a thing escaped them but a cat, which did _not_ come within the meaning of any act of parliament: -- _the cats only had escaped_.

    Handy Andy, Volume 2 — a Tale of Irish Life

  • His name escaped on a whisper of breath as she gripped the sheets at her hips and rose to meet his mouth, to urge him to take her wherever he wanted to go with her.

    Risk No Secrets

  • He had been in this place before, but the name escaped him for the moment.


  • The name escaped unconsciously from her lips in a whisper, then again, “Lindy.”

    Moments in Time

  • Her name escaped from his lips in a soft whisper even as she relaxed against him and her eyes grew wide.

    Sweet Defiance

  • Her arms were flung around his neck just as his name escaped her lips.

    Almost a Whisper

  • “And the knave …” He paused to throw a look at Loman Janes, but the meaning of the word escaped the foreman.

    This Calder Range

  • The significance of the expansion of the title escaped the greater number of Mr. Darwin's readers.

    Luck or Cunning?

  • “His manner was the same as ever,” Henry wrote years later; “. . . not a word escaped; not a nerve twitched.”

    America's First Dynasty

  • Twice he opened his mouth to say something, but he shut it again before a word escaped.



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