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She is one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
  someone who flees from an unpleasant situation — especially fleeing law enforcement officers
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  • She is one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
  • The fugitive fled to Venezuela.
  • The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 increased anti-slavery outrage in the North.
  • The fugitive was captured after being on the run for over three years.

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  • A colored man and a fugitive slave were on unfriendly terms.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The fugitive cannot escape if everyone in the next minute looks from his house.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Here we found an excited and noisy crowd of fugitives.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I was a fugitive from justice, and here I was breezing into a jail where there were probably policemen trained to recognize me.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • his rifle ready, his eyes trained away from the house to the left and to the right, because likely as not the fugitive would make a dash for it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • It was a crumpled piece of paper, evidently forgotten there by the fugitives, in their hurry to get away.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel

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  • Mrs. Bruce did not know I was a fugitive.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Still, if he was going to be a fugitive for the rest of his life, it would help to have some money,
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Three fugitives running from the law.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Maybe WICKED had already sent out calls to be on the lookout for fugitives.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • He or she will be chosen at random from a database of known fugitives worldwide.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The fellow sounded rather sinister to me, like a fugitive from the law or someone hiding from his family.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • That man is a fugitive!
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The idea that Lunars were fugitives no longer sounded so odd.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The result was, of course, that an equal number of drunken men were soon impeding the flight of the fugitives.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • No matter how many push-ups he did or how fast he ran, he couldn’t outpace the fact that he was a fugitive, living in the country illegally, and therefore barred from enlisting.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Attempts by their masters to reclaim these fugitives turned soldiers previously indifferent toward slavery into practical abolitionists.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Here was a new danger, a tiny fugitive too young to know the folly of making a noise.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Sources are reporting that two Psi fugitives were picked up on the Ohio–West Virginia border, traveling on foot—
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • His eyebrows arched and he looked at Sophie with inebriate, wet, fugitive eyes, unsmiling.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The dim light of sunset, shining in fugitive rays beneath the clouds, gilded the rocks of the French coast ahead.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • How would the words of a fugitive, desperate, tragic ugly look through pretty eyes?
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Together the fugitives slept through the first dangerous day.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • And he breathed like a fugitive.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Evidently these fugitives were allowed to pass by special permission.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I won’t have the two of you living on the run, like fugitives.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Then boats filled with armed soldiers will pursue the wretched fugitive.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I knew there would likely be savage retribution for a non-Taliban village sheltering an American fugitive, and I was praying they would not just leave me here.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • She screamed and shouted, too, with a terrific volume of sound, which, doubtless, caused the hearts of the fugitives to quake within them.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • But I found nothing save a few fugitives from the South; yet it seemed to me that on them sat a fear of which they would not speak.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Turn over the fugitive to me, and this gold is yours.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Sophie felt guilty turning Langdon into a fugitive only to abandon him, but she saw no other option.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The newspapers, too, were full of articles on these fugitives, described as "enemies of human beings."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The three fugitives ran past another line of shanties that topped a slight rise and gained a little.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Most of the time it feels like we’re fugitives rather than tourists.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He wondered about being a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, like Camille had said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Elizabeth, as she affectionately embraced her, whilst tears filled the eyes of both, lost not a moment in asking whether anything had been heard of the fugitives.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Little was known about the Varden except that if you were a fugitive and had to hide, or if you hated the Empire, they would accept you.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • We’re fugitives, an endangered species.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • As he did so his glance crossed Mattie’s and he fancied that a fugitive warning gleamed through her lashes.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • The hats O’ the fugitives….
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • "I feel like a fugitive," said Eddie Willers.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • How plainly he’s a fugitive! no baggage, not a hat-box, valise, or carpet-bag,—no friends accompany him to the wharf with their adieux.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Felix conducted the fugitives through France to Lyons and across Mont Cenis to Leghorn, where the merchant had decided to wait a favourable opportunity of passing into some part of the Turkish dominions.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The bats chased the children a good distance; but the fugitives plunged into every new passage that offered, and at last got rid of the perilous things.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • CHAPTER XIII FOR two months the fugitives remained absent; in those two months, Mrs. Linton encountered and conquered the worst shock of what was denominated a brain fever.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
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