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fugitive

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Definition someone who is running away or hiding to avoid arrest or an unpleasant situation

Much more rarely, "fugitive" may describe something that lasts for a very short time; as in "a fugitive impression."
  • She is one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
fugitives = people running away or hiding to avoid arrest
  • The fugitive fled to Venezuela.
  • fugitive = someone running away to avoid arrest
  • The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 increased anti-slavery outrage in the North.
  • fugitive = people running away from a bad situation
  • The fugitive was captured after being on the run for over three years.
  • fugitive = someone who is running away or hiding to avoid arrest
  • It was a crumpled piece of paper, evidently forgotten there by the fugitives, in their hurry to get away.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • fugitives = people running away to avoid arrest or an unpleasant situation
  • 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
  • fugitive = person hiding from police to avoid arrest
  • Mrs. Bruce did not know I was a fugitive.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • fugitive = someone who is running away or hiding to avoid arrest or an unpleasant situation
  • 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
  • fugitive = someone who is running away or hiding from police
  • 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
  • fugitive = someone hiding from police
  • The fugitive cannot escape if everyone in the next minute looks from his house.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • fugitive = person fleeing police
  • It would mean living the rest of his life as a fugitive.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • fugitive = someone hiding from police
  • And if she knew that Rosaleen was a true fugitive, wouldn't she have to call the police?
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • fugitive = person hiding from police to avoid arrest
  • A colored man and a fugitive slave were on unfriendly terms.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • fugitive = running from the law
  • Here we found an excited and noisy crowd of fugitives.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • fugitives = people fleeing an unpleasant situation
  • "A fugitive from justice," I said.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • fugitive = person hiding from police to avoid arrest
  • Wanted: Fugitive in city.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • fugitive = person fleeing law enforcement officers
  • August said she wished the fugitive would go ahead and find the one-armed man and get it over with.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • fugitive = person hiding from the police to avoid arrest
  • Neil came over most evenings and sat with June in the parlor while the rest of us watched The Fugitive on television in the den.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • fugitive = person hiding from police to avoid arrest
  • What I meant was being a fugitive from the law.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • fugitive = person hiding from police to avoid arrest
  • Rosaleen, a fugitive.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
fugitive = person hiding from police to avoid arrest

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