(n.) The fling of a horse, or ordinary kicking back of his heels; a gambol.
(n.) Act by which one breaks loose from the rules of propriety or good sense; a freak; a prank.
(1) The novel, first published in 1911, features the escapades of a 15-year-old hero who impregnates three women, one of them his own aunt.
(2) The dark-green Audi in which he journeyed to his last escapades had moss growing in its foot-wells ("three different sorts", he pointed out, proudly), and a variety of useful knives in the glove-box.
(3) dangerhere.com (@dangerhere) Squirrel escapade at QPR exposes Paul Walsh's limited imagination: "You couldn't make it up Jeff."
(4) Tony Blair, in one of his more creditable escapades, travelled the region pleading for help in suppressing al-Qaida.
(5) This distinctive subgenre encompasses the operatic red-earth journey of Priscilla, the heart-wrenching campfire odyssey of My Own Private Idaho , the incandescent howl of The Living End , the wide, open skies of Transamerica and the west-coast desert escapades of this year's Bruno & Earlene Go to Vegas .
(6) His soul-mate (and fourth wife), talented musician and performer Lisi Tribble, encouraged Ken's musical escapades; he once turned up at our barn party where everyone had been invited to perform a musical number and solemnly announced that he was going to rap.
(7) As the night progresses, instead of launching on another drunken escapade, we end up having a serious and almost sombre conversation; at least, as sombre as you can get with Walsh, who's always liable to puncture a melancholy moment with an explosive laugh.
(8) As the escapade nears its climax, Harvey Keitel makes a guest appearance.
(9) Much was made of the hideous conditions he and his men would "brave", so long as they did it at the most disagreeable time of year, and virtually nothing of his decision to leave behind a six-year-old daughter for the sake of an escapade that would not attract attention if it did not threaten to finish him off.
(10) There is nothing rock'n'roll about Franzen, none of the champagne book launches or late-night escapades that mark the careers of, say, Jay McInerney or Bret Easton Ellis .
(11) The characters are not countercultural icons so much as self-serving thrill-seekers whose escapades happen to antagonise the establishment.
(12) But such locked-door escapades must remain hidden, for the regime floats as its raison d'être the notion that it is improving the conditions of life, both physical and moral; and like all such regimes, it depends on its true believers.
(13) Ayanna shows off the scrapes on her leg from a skateboarding escapade the previous week.
(14) Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not reeked of hometown late-night drinking escapades, thwarted attempts at pulling and kitchen-sink dramas.
(15) The attack took the recent flurry of mass hacking escapades into new territory.
(16) It was an escapade completely in character for the larky laird, who scampered round the village in a gorilla suit.
(17) It is the way with such things that this whole escapade only came about by luck.
(18) Obscene cartoons, jokes, songs and thousands of scandal sheets were the vehicle for circulating news, gossip and anecdotes about the ancien régime , from Marie Antoinette’s athletic sexual escapades to tales of gambling, corruption and despotism at court.
(19) Carrie is a writer, and her adventures aren't just love escapades as they would be for a Fanny, or even an Elizabeth Bennet: they are material filtered though one woman's distinctive point of view and crafted into text in her unique voice.
(20) Jagger revealed that his daughters Jade and Elizabeth are in the process of sourcing yurts for the family escapade, and hinted that they may even visit after-hours raves at Shangri-La: "I don't need [my daughters] to show me the cool places to go.
(a.) Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles.
(a.) Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property.
(n.) Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
(n.) A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.
(1) And the irony of it is it doesn't interest me at all.
(2) The irony of this type of self-manipulation is that ultimately the child, or adult, finds himself again burdened by impotence, though it is the impotence of guilt rather than that of shame.
(3) The irony is that we have more media than ever before, but less insight.
(4) Richard Aylard, director of sustainability and external affairs for Thames Water, said the firm was aware of the irony that heavy rain had set in after the hosepipe ban was announced.
(5) One of the terrible ironies of the Iraq War is that President Bush used the threat of nuclear terrorism to invade a country that had no active nuclear program.
(6) That he was able to keep his secret treasures here, not in some remote corner of the globe but in the centre of the city that gave birth to the National Socialist movement, is both extraordinary and not short of a certain dark irony.
(7) He is wary of pretension, alive to all shades of irony.
(8) There was a thing at the time that said basically: 'Oh, the working classes obviously don't understand this is irony, so Harry's had to kill him off.'
(9) But the character – compounded of piercing sanity and existential despair, infinite hesitation and impulsive action, self-laceration and observant irony – is so multi-faceted, it is bound to coincide at some point with an actor’s particular gifts.
(10) The irony of her image being exchanged in return for commodities in the future,” she said, “seems to recall the way that actual slaves’ bodies were serving as currencies of exchange.” Larson arrived at a different conclusion about the honor.
(11) In the end, though, practical rethinkers have to get beyond the delights of irony and paradox in which Glasman too often wraps himself.
(12) There is a perverse irony that people who have cracked their iPhones are now being targeted by hackers.
(13) The irony of this is that today, when I was getting all of this horrible antisemitic shit that I’ve only ever seen in Russia, I was reminded that 26 years ago today my family came to the US from Russia.
(14) The irony is an uncomfortable one for policymakers.
(15) Because of our slightly younger average age and city location, we were supposedly one of the "new wave" WIs that had started springing up in the years before – groups that rejected crochet and did more modern activities, often with more than a tinge of irony.
(16) White House officials said that Obama, who was planning to work on the final draft of his speech on his flight from Washington to Oslo, would directly address the issue of the irony of being awarded the peace prize while escalating the war.
(17) Labour's pensions spokesman, Gregg McClymont, said: "The irony is that there are lots of good pension schemes out there that are being undermined by what is going on.
(18) She is being helpful, no doubt about that, but there is an unconscious note of power play – not to mention the sweet irony of my having provoked her into pulling not one but two phones out of her bag within seconds of us sitting down.
(19) "The irony of welcoming to the London 2012 Olympic Games an individual who is alleged to have led an organised and brutal repression of athletes because they peacefully exercised their internationally recognised right to freedom of expression and association during Bahrain's Arab Spring would be a blow to all athletes around the world, and irreconcilable with the UK commitment to human rights and claimed support to peaceful pro-democracy movements," the ECCHR said.
(20) A h, the irony of white people complaining about being interrupted by black people.