Escape in a sentence

The word "escape" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of escape and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Escape

  • To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
  • To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
  • To flee, and become secure from danger; -- often followed by from or out of.
  • To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
  • To get free from that which confines or holds; -- used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
  • The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
  • A sally.
  • The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
  • A plant which has escaped from cultivation.
  • An apophyge.
  • Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
  • Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
  • the act of escaping physically
  • a means or way of escaping
  • an avoidance of danger or difficulty
  • an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
  • nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
  • a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level
  • the discharge of a fluid from some container
  • a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
  • issue or leak, as from a small opening
  • fail to experience
  • escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
  • run away from confinement
  • flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
  • remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
  • be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

How to use escape in a sentence. Escape pronunciation.

How often in Egypt this gesture and such words were the prelude to assassination, from which there was no escape save by death itself.
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Escape, he knew, there was none, if his death was determined on; for spies were everywhere, and slaves in the pay of Kaid were everywhere, and such as were not could be bought or compelled, even if he took refuge in the house of a foreign consul.
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But as he went towards Mizraim's quarters he saw no sure escape from the stage of those untoward events, save by the exit which is for all in some appointed hour.
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Oh, come, let us go, let us escape.
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In the journey to the gateway the girl David served had begged him to escape with her.
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This he had almost sharply declined; it would be no escape, he had said.
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Then of David and the girl, and the dead body he had seen; of the escape of the girl, of David's return with Kaid-all exactly as it had happened, save that he did; not mention the name of the dead man.
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If I laboured for better things outside Kaid's Palace, how long dost thou think I should escape the Nile, or the diamond-dust in my coffee?
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Son of a Nile crocodile, if he has escaped, thou too shalt escape from Egypt-into Fazougli.
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Yet, if this pale Inglesi, this Christian sorcerer, knew the truth in a vision only, and had not declared it to Kaid, there might still be a chance of escape.
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Destiny, the controller-who could escape it?
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Like lightning Lacey realised the danger, and saw the only way of escape.
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There was no chance of escape.
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We made many trips to the lake after that, and had many a hair-breadth escape and blood-curdling adventure which will never be recorded in any history.
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He that hath past under her hath past the Equinoctial; and he that escapes her, has Escap'd a Rock which Thousands have been split upon to their Destruction.
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Besides the kindness that contrivance did me to make way for my Gallant's escape that time, 'twas very serviceable to me afterwards; for the Remembrance of the Ghost was always so fresh in my Husbands memory, that he wou'd never venture into the Room again by Candle-Light.
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For if you look back, and reflect upon your first going astray, it was full of danger and hazard; and how private so ever you thought you were in it, yet it could not escape your Husbands Jealousie and Mistrust; and at last, when you least suspected it, was fully discover'd by your Gallant himself.
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It was dark in the room, and he could not see her face, and yet she kept her eyes shut as if asleep, for every fraction of a minute in which she could still escape seeing him in his fury seemed a reprieve; and yet her heart beat so violently that it seemed to her that he must hear it, when he approached the bed with a soft step that was peculiar to him.
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With the help of a stool she took the same way, let herself slip down from the sill into the street, and hastened on without aim or goal-inspired only by the wish to escape durance in the dark room, and to burst every bond that tied her to her hated mate-up the church-hill and along the road which lead over the mountain to the sea.
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Not the smallest suspicion of the possibility of her escape troubled his sense of security, when, not finding Sirona in the sleeping-room, he went into the sitting-room to carry out the meditated punishment.
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Examples of Escape

Example #1
Into Nahoum's mind there flashed the words of an Arab teacher, "There is no refuge from God but God Himself," and he found himself blindly wondering, even as he felt Kaid's hand upon his beard and listened to the honeyed words, what manner of death was now preparing for him, and what death of his own contriving should intervene.
Example #2
Despite his will, a shudder passed through Nahoum Pasha's frame.
Example #3
The lean, invisible, ghastly arm of death could find him, if Kaid willed, though he delved in the bowels of the Cairene earth, or climbed to an eagle's eyrie in the Libyan Hills.
Example #4
He was not, however, more perplexed and troubled than David, who, in the little room where he had been brought and left alone with coffee and cigarettes, served by a slave from some distant portion of the Palace, sat facing his future.
Example #5
He had not meant to act yet; but new facts faced him, and he must make one struggle for his life.