scape, 'scape (v.) Old form(s): scap'd , scapeth , scapte , scap'te
escape, avoid
1H4 II.ii.14[Falstaff as if alone, of Poins] if I scape hanging for killing that rogue
1H4 II.ii.59[Prince Hal to Falstaff and his companions, of the travellers] if they scape from your encounter, then they light on us
1H4 II.iv.160[Falstaff to Prince Hal, of the recent robbery] I have scaped by miracle
1H4 III.i.65[Hotspur to all, of King Henry] How scapes he agues
1H4 V.iii.30[Falstaff alone] Though I could scape shot-free at London, I fear the shot here
1H6 IV.vii.22[Talbot as if to Death] Two Talbots, winged through the lither sky, ... shall 'scape mortality
2H4 II.i.24[Hostess to Fang and Snare, of Falstaff] let him not 'scape
2H6 IV.ix.32[King to all, of a ship] having 'scaped a tempest
2H6 V.ii.79[Queen to all] Of all our fortunes; but if we haply 'scape
3H6 I.iii.1[Rutland to Tutor, of his enemies] whither shall I fly to 'scape their hands?
3H6 II.i.1[Edward to Richard] I wonder how our princely father 'scaped
3H6 II.ii.15[Clifford to King] Who 'scapes the lurking serpent's mortal sting?
AC II.v.77[Cleopatra to Charmian] Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt
AYL III.ii.81[Touchstone to Corin, of Corin being damned] I cannot see else how thou shouldst 'scape
Cor I.viii.13[Aufidius to Martius] Thou shouldst not scape me here
E3 III.i.91[King John to Mariner] And if thou scape the bloody stroke of war
E3 III.iv.28[Artois to King Edward, of Prince Edward] 'tis impossible that he should scape, / Except your highness presently descend
E3 IV.iii.59[King John to Charles] The Prince of Wales is fall'n into our hands, / And we have compassed him; he cannot scape
Ham I.iii.38[Laertes to Ophelia] Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes
Ham II.ii.528[Hamlet to Polonius] Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping?
Ham III.ii.99[Horatio to Hamlet, of Claudius] If'a steal aught the whilst this play is playing, / And 'scape detecting, I will pay the theft
JC IV.iii.148[Cassius to Brutus] How 'scaped I killing, when I crossed you so?
KJ V.vi.15[Hubert to Bastard] pardon me / That any accent breaking from thy tongue / Should 'scape the true acquaintance of mine ear
KL I.iv.205[Gonerill to Lear] the fault / Would not 'scape censure
KL II.i.79[Gloucester to Edmund, of Edgar] All ports I'll bar; the villain shall not 'scape
KL II.iii.5[Edgar alone] Whiles I may 'scape / I will preserve myself
KL III.vi.112[disguised Edgar alone] What will hap more tonight, safe 'scape the King!
KL III.vi.55[Lear to Edgar as Poor Tom or the Fool, of an imaginary person] False justicer, why hast thou let her 'scape?
LC.244[of the woman] She ... / The scars of battle 'scapeth by the flight
LC.310[of the man] not a heart which in his level came / Could 'scape the hail of his all-hurting aim
MA I.i.126[Benedick to Beatrice] some gentleman or other shall 'scape a predestinate scratched face
Mac III.iv.19[First Murderer to Macbeth] Fleance is scaped
Mac IV.iii.233[Macduff to Malcolm, of Macbeth] Within my sword's length set him; if he scape, / Heaven forgive him too
MM III.ii.176[disguised Duke alone] No might nor greatness in mortality / Can censure 'scape
MND IV.ii.19[Flute to all, of Bottom] He could not have scaped sixpence a day
MND V.i.423[Puck to audience] Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue
MV II.ii.152[Launcelot to himself] to scape drowning thrice
MV III.ii.270[Bassanio to Salerio, of Antonio] not one vessel scape the dreadful touch / Of merchant-marring rocks?
MW II.i.1 [Mistress Page alone] have I 'scaped love-letters in the holiday time of my beauty, and am I now a subject for them?
MW III.v.107[Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of being in the basket] It was a miracle to 'scape suffocation
MW III.v.134[Ford alone, of Falstaff] He cannot 'scape me
Oth V.i.113[Iago to Emilia] Cassio hath here been set on in the dark / By Roderigo and fellows that are scaped
Per Chorus.V.1[Gower alone] Marina thus the brothel 'scapes
Per Chorus.V.1[Gower alone] Marina thus the brothel 'scapes
Per I.iii.27[Thaliard to himself, of Pericles] he 'scaped the land to perish at the sea
Per II.i.89[Second Fisherman to Pericles] I'll turn craver too, and so I shall 'scape whipping
Per IV.ii.71[Marina to Bawd, of Leonine] The more my fault / To 'scape his hands where I was like to die
RJ III.i.3[Benvolio to Mercutio] the Capels are abroad. / And if we meet we shall not 'scape a brawl
RJ IV.i.75[Friar to Juliet, of her disgrace in marrying Paris] That copest with death himself to 'scape from it
Sonn.90.5[] when my heart hath 'scaped this sorrow
TC I.iii.372[Ulysses to all, of Achilles] we were better parch in Afric sun / Than in the pride and salt scorn of his eyes / Should he 'scape Hector fair
Tem II.i.148[Sebastian aside to Antonio, of what Gonzalo would do] 'Scape being drunk for want of wine
Tem II.ii.111[Trinculo to Stephano, of themselves] two Neapolitans 'scaped?
Tem II.ii.117[Stephano to Trinculo] How didst thou 'scape?
Tem II.ii.58[Stephano to the supposed monster] I have not 'scaped drowning to be afeard now of your four legs
TG V.iii.11[Third Outlaw to First Outlaw, of Eglamour] he cannot 'scape
Tim IV.iii.433[Timon to Bandits] suck the subtle blood o'th' grape / Till the high fever seethe your blood to froth, / And so 'scape hanging
TNK IV.i.16.1[First Friend to Gaoler, of Palamon] neither heard I one question / Of your name, or his 'scape
TNK IV.i.50[Gaoler to Wooer, of the Gaoler's Daughter's madness] Either this was her love to Palamon, / Or fear of my miscarrying on his 'scape, / Or both
TS II.i.234.2[Petruchio to Katherina, of her struggling] In sooth, you scape not so
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