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Word Example of - escort

    Example Sentences for escort

    He was now ordered with an escort of Uhlans to the frontier.

    Why—if some of Caterina's house must escort her and abide with her—why not her brother Zorzi?

    And by good luck it's orders that I'm to be one of the escort to St. Mary's.

    During the summer I was detailed to escort a deserter to Plymouth.

    She shuddered, and turning to her escort, asked why he had brought her there.

    The officer and the escort who came with us are outside the gate.

    Surely one might go about a matter of business without a gentleman's escort?

    A long stop at a café did not tire the vigilance of his escort.

    The next morning horses and attendants were in waiting to escort us to the Kan-wang's presence.

    The leader of the escort, however, here interrupted their conversation.

Word Origin & History of - escort

    Word Origin & History

    escort 1570s, from M.Fr. escorte, from It. scorta, lit. "a guiding," from scorgere "to guide," from V.L. *excorrigere, from ex- "out" + corrigere "set right" (see correct). The military sense is original; that of "person accompanying another to a social occasion" is 1936. The verb is from 1708. Related: Escorted; escorting.

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