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Escape (cf. Scape) subst. 1) a getting out of danger: Tp. II, 1, 2. Shr. I, 1, 235. Tw. I, 2, 19. H6C II, 1, 7. IV, 6, 80. “by strong e.” Err. V, 148.
2) flight: “privy to this their late e.” Wint. II, 1, 95. “tell the king of this e.” IV, 4, 677.
3) sally: “thousand --s of wit,” Meas. IV, 1, 63.
4) transgression: “Rome will despise her for this foul e.” Tit. IV, 2, 113. “thy e. would teach me tyranny, to hang clogs on them,” Oth. I, 3, 197 (double sense).
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