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Scape, vb. (cf. Escape) 1) intr. to get out of danger: Tp. II, 2, 117. Tp. II, 2, 117 Gent. V, 3, 11. As III, 2, 90. Shr. II, 242. H4A II, 4, 184. V, 3, 30. H4B II, 1, 28. H6A II, 1, 40. H6B V, 2, 79. H6C II, 1, 1. H6C II, 1, 1 Mcb. III, 4, 20. IV, 3, 234. Lr. II, 1, 82. II, 3, 5. III, 6, 59. III, 6, 59 Oth. V, 1, 113. With “from:” H4A II, 2, 64. H6C II, 1, 2. Rom. IV, 1, 75.
2) trans.: a) to be saved from, to avoid, to shun: Sonn. 90, 5. Compl. 244. Compl. 244 Tp. II, 1, 146. II, 2, 61. Wiv. II, 1, 1. III, 5, 119. III, 5, 119 Meas. III, 2, 197. Ado I, 1, 135. Mids. IV, 2, 21 (he could not have --d sixpence a day, i. e. he must necessarily have earned so much). V, 439. Merch. II, 2, 172. III, 2, 273. H4A II, 2, 15. III, 1, 69. H6A IV, 7, 22. H6B IV, 9, 32. H6C I, 3, 1. II, 2, 15. Troil. I, 3, 372. Cor. I, 8, 13. Rom. III, 1, 3. Tim. IV, 3, 434. Caes. IV, 3, 150. Hml. I, 3, 38. II, 2, 556. III, 2, 94. Lr. I, 4, 229. Ant. II, 5, 77. Per. I, 3, 29. II, 1, 93. IV, 2, 80. V Prol. 1.
b) to pass unnoticed, not to be perceived or recognized by: “that any accent breaking from thy tongue should s. the true acquaintance of mine ear,” John V, 6, 15.
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