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Escape may refer to:

  • Escapism, mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation
  • Escapology, the study and practice of escaping from physical restraints
  • Prison escape, the act of breaking out of prison


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  • Escape (computer game), a ZX Spectrum video game developed and released by New Generation Software in 1982
  • Escape character, a single character which in a sequence of characters signifies that what is to follow takes an alternative interpretation
  • Escape key, the "Esc" key on a computer keyboard
  • Escape sequence, a series of characters used to trigger some sort of command state in computers


  • E-scape, a project run by the Technology Education Research Unit at Goldsmiths University in London, England, that has developed an approach to the assessment of creativity and collaboration based on open-ended but structured activities
  • Ford Escape, a small sport utility vehicle

See also

escape- to disapear and go to another place Senntence- Houdinii escaped from the river

Source material

Up to date as of January 22, 2010

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by John Cowper Powys
Published in Mandragora (1917)

[ 20 ]

DEEP pools there are, pools quiet and still,
  Far off, where none of them guess;
Beyond the peaks of the world's last hill
     And the desert's loneliness.
But all about the edge of those pools
Flutter like troubled birds,
The little gestures you used to use,
     And your light, forgotten words.
And when the moon from the purple sky
Makes signs to the silent grass.
Those pools grow charged with your memory,
     And I see your image pass.
I see you not as you really are,
But pale as the lately dead,
With a faint marsh-flame like a fallen star
     Flickering above your head.
O wild white cheeks, O scarlet mouth!
     Is my heart's deep whisper true
That beyond the peaks of the world's last hill,
I can flee the human race at my will
     And yet cannot escape from you?

PD-icon.svg This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1963, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

ESCAPE (in mid. Eng. eschape or escape, from the O. Fr. eschapper, modern echapper, and escaper, low Lat. escapium, from ex, out of, and cappa, cape, cloak; cf. for the sense development the Gr. ircbb€oOac, literally to put off one's clothes, hence to slip out of, get away), a verb meaning to get away from, especially from impending danger or harm, to avoid capture, to regain one's liberty after capture. As a substantive, "escape," in law, is the regaining of liberty by one in custody contrary to due process of law. Such escape may be by force, if out of prison it is generally known as "prison-breach" or "prisonbreaking," or by the voluntary or negligent act of the custodian. Where the escape is caused by the force or fraud of others it is termed "rescue". "Escape" is used in botany of a cultivated plant found growing wild. The word is also used of a means of escape, e.g."fire-escape," and of a loss or leakage of gas, current of electricity or water. .

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