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  • Critics felt, in the words of John Baugh, that the Oakland School Board "was trying to abscond with the limited bilingual education funding available for students for whom English is not native."†   (source)
  • Before I finished meting out the bags, Richard was poking Lincoln in the belly because Lincoln had coveted Richard's vampire mask and subsequently absconded with it.†   (source)
  • On your own planet disappearances run to hundreds of thousands and not all are absconders or wife-deserters; see any police department's files.†   (source)
  • On their last night in Acapulco, a thief had stolen the Gibson guitar-absconded with it from a waterfront cafe" where he, Otto, Dick, and the Cowboy had been bidding one another a highly alcoholic goodbye.†   (source)
  • That I am absconding with something, attempting some kind of treachery on my sister.†   (source)
  • An absconding bank clerk, a mysterious suicide, a missing typist-which will you have?†   (source)
  • 'It's a curious coincidence,' I said, 'but that absconding clerk, Davis, was from the same bank as Simpson.†   (source)
  • There he was before me, in motley, as though he had absconded from a troupe of mimes, enthusiastic, fabulous.†   (source)
  • This question chimed in so well to the tolling of a certain thought of mine that, with the image of the absconding renegade in my eye, I answered at once, "Hanged if I know, unless it be that he lets you."†   (source)
  • He departed, disappeared, vanished, absconded; and absurdly enough it looked as though he had taken that gharry with him, for never again did I come across a sorrel pony with a slit ear and a lackadaisical Tamil driver afflicted by a sore foot.†   (source)
  • Clearly he must have shifted the scene of his operations farther west, because a year later he plays an incredibly audacious, but not a very profitable part, in a serio-comic business in Manila Bay, in which a peculating governor and an absconding treasurer are the principal figures; thereafter he seems to have hung around the Philippines in his rotten schooner battling with un adverse fortune, till at last, running his appointed course, he sails into Jim's history, a blind accomplice…†   (source)
  • 'FIVE GUINEAS REWARD 'Whereas a young boy, named Oliver Twist, absconded, or was enticed, on Thursday evening last, from his home, at Pentonville; and has not since been heard of.†   (source)
  • And, indeed, the merchants tell many a true tale of shiftlessness and cheating; of cotton picked at night, mules disappearing, and tenants absconding.†   (source)
  • Your father has absconded — deserted you — and you mustn't expect to see him again as long as you live.'†   (source)
  • As her rigid and rusty frame goes down upon its hands and knees, in quest of the absconding marbles, we positively feel so much the more inclined to shed tears of sympathy, from the very fact that we must needs turn aside and laugh at her.†   (source)
  • It is the nose which has absconded.†   (source)
  • In other respects the true Dodson was partly latent in Tom, and he was as far from appreciating his "kin" on the mother's side as Maggie herself, generally absconding for the day with a large supply of the most portable food, when he received timely warning that his aunts and uncles were coming,—a moral symptom from which his aunt Glegg deduced the gloomiest views of his future.†   (source)
  • But the ironic aftermath is that, when Paris absconded with Helen, the Greek princes were bound to go to Troy by this same oath to defend Helen and her husband.†   (source)
  • A month ago I was, with my men, in hot pursuit of a band of unidentified Scottish bandits who had absconded with a small herd of cattle from an estate near the border, when—†   (source)
  • Simply absconded somewhere.†   (source)
  • …Indian, whom they designed to make a sacrifice of, in order to devour; but just as they were going to give the fatal blow, methought the poor designed victim jumped away, and ran directly into my little thick grove before my fortification, to abscond from his enemies, when perceiving that the others did not follow him that way, I appeared to him; that he humbly kneeled down before me, seeming to pray for my assistance; upon which I showed him my ladder, made him ascend, carried him to…†   (source)
  • Others write plays with such heedlessness that, after they have been acted, the actors have to fly and abscond, afraid of being punished, as they often have been, for having acted something offensive to some king or other, or insulting to some noble family.†   (source)
  • I knew a man that was under misfortunes, being guilty of misdemeanors against the goverment; when, absconding for fear of his ruin, all his friends advising him not to put himself in the hands of the law, one morning as he awaked, he felt a strong impulse darting into his mind thus, _Write a letter to them;_ and this was repeated several times to his mind, and at last he answered to it, as if it had been a voice, _Whom shall I write to?†   (source)
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