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 Meanings and Examples of ESCAPE
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escape
 v.  get free from something, or to avoid something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She had immediately loathed nursing but she could not escape this duty because she was on both Mrs. Meade's and Mrs. Merriwether's committees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  Scarlett had no qualm of conscience as she watched them but only a feeling of vast relief that she had made her escape.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  They fell over the dirty face of a wounded man who feebly tried to turn his head to escape from their smothering folds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  Her first terrified impulse was to hide in the closet, crawl under the bed, fly down the back stairs and run screaming to the swamp, anything to escape him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  Then she heard his cautious feet on the front steps and his stealthy tread as he entered the hall and she knew that escape was cut off.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  Ashley, like her, was tired of the struggle and he wanted to escape.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  It was going to be difficult to escape from her chaperonage and she did not intend to rouse Mammy's fighting blood before it was absolutely necessary.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  For weeks after Tony's escape, Aunt Pitty's house was subjected to repeated searches by parties of Yankee soldiers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
9  But much as she disliked having him see her with the slenderness gone from her waist and the lightness from her step, it was something she could not escape now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
10  Rene was managing it with true French thrift and Grandpa Merriwether, glad to escape from his chimney corner, was driving Rene's pie wagon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
11  She wanted to get away from herself, and conversation was the only means of escape that she knew.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
12  She uttered a smiling acceptance, hailing in the renewal of the tie an escape from Trenor's importunities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
13  But Trenor, with a promptness which did not escape her, had moved between herself and the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
14  She had never felt less like making the attempt than on the present occasion; but she had sought in vain for any other means of escape from an intolerable situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
15  Selden knew that Bertha would fight to the last round of powder: the rashness of her conduct was illogically combined with a cold determination to escape its consequences.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
Example Sentence: (91 in 7 pages)
16  Labor Party leaders have denounced the talk as an attempt by the right to escape indirect blame for the assassination.
17  Little by little, he formulated his plan for escape.
18  The prisoners' attempt to escape was foiled at the last minute when police received a tip-off.
19  I felicitate myself on my narrow escape.
20  The newspaper published an exclusive about the escape.
21  His plan to escape came badly unstuck.
22  He had to conceal his identity to escape the police.
23  There was clearly no possibility of escape.
24  The police barred the exits in an attempt to prevent the terrorist's escape.
25  The guards were ordered to shoot on sight anyone trying to escape.
26  He means business: he really will shoot us if we try to escape.
27  He told the extraordinary story of his escape.
28  Joseph was able to grease a few palms, thus helping his brother to escape.
29  He loosed the ropes that bound the prisoner, thus allowing him to jump up and escape.
30  A teenage boy had a miraculous escape from death last night when he fell into an ice cold-river.