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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 = someone who is 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
  • 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
  • Wanted: Fugitive in city.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • fugitive = person fleeing law enforcement officers
  • A carful of children, all ages, God knew, from twelve to sixteen, out whistling, yelling, hurrahing, had seen a man, a very extraordinary sight, a man strolling, a rarity, and simply said, "Let's get him," not knowing he was the fugitive Mr. Montag,
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • fugitive = person fleeing law enforcement officers
  • How would the words of a fugitive, desperate, tragic ugly look through pretty eyes?
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • He had a light beard now, like Harrison Ford's at the start of The Fugitive.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • The fugitive laws suggest how often.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • And it was tempting, but being a fugitive for life was too much of a risk.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • She seemed to feel like a fugitive in a dream, who tries to move away, but cannot.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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