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fugitive
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
someone who is running away or hiding to avoid arrest or an unpleasant situation
  • Here we found an excited and noisy crowd of fugitives.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (47% in)
fugitives = people fleeing an unpleasant situation
  • Then the monster had risen to its feet and had begun to walk leisurely to and fro across the common among the few fugitives, with its headlike hood turning about exactly like the head of a cowled human being.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — At the Window (64% in)
  • Three or four soldiers stood on the lawn of the inn, staring and jesting at the fugitives, without offering to help.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (52% in)
  • The tremendous tragedy in which he had been involved—it was evident he was a fugitive from Weybridge—had driven him to the very verge of his reason.
    1.13 — Book 1 Chapter 13 — How I Fell in with the Curate (72% in)
  • Going on along the Strand to Trafalgar Square, the paper in his hand, my brother saw some of the fugitives from West Surrey.
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (58% in)
  • My brother addressed several of these fugitives and got unsatisfactory answers from most.
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (66% in)
  • CHAPTER FIFTEEN WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN SURREY It was while the curate had sat and talked so wildly to me under the hedge in the flat meadows near Halliford, and while my brother was watching the fugitives stream over Westminster Bridge, that the Martians had resumed the offensive.
    1.15 — Book 1 Chapter 15 — What Happened in Surrey (1% in)
  • There were shops half opened in the main street of the place, and people crowded on the pavement and in the doorways and windows, staring astonished at this extraordinary procession of fugitives that was beginning.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (13% in)
  • Most of the fugitives at that hour were mounted on cycles, but there were soon motor cars, hansom cabs, and carriages hurrying along, and the dust hung in heavy clouds along the road to St. Albans.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (14% in)
  • He saw few fugitives until, in a grass lane towards High Barnet, he happened upon two ladies who became his fellow travellers.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (16% in)
  • Then, realising that he was deserted, he dodged round and made off down the lane after the chaise, with the sturdy man close behind him, and the fugitive, who had turned now, following remotely.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (23% in)
  • If one could have hung that June morning in a balloon in the blazing blue above London every northward and eastward road running out of the tangled maze of streets would have seemed stippled black with the streaming fugitives, each dot a human agony of terror and physical distress.
    1.17 — Book 1 Chapter 17 — The "Thunder Child" (3% in)
  • Steamboats and shipping of all sorts lay there, tempted by the enormous sums of money offered by fugitives, and it is said that many who swam out to these vessels were thrust off with boathooks and drowned.
    1.17 — Book 1 Chapter 17 — The "Thunder Child" (16% in)
  • On Wednesday the three fugitives—they had passed the night in a field of unripe wheat—reached Chelmsford, and there a body of the inhabitants, calling itself the Committee of Public Supply, seized the pony as provisions, and would give nothing in exchange for it but the promise of a share in it the next day.
    1.17 — Book 1 Chapter 17 — The "Thunder Child" (32% in)

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