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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.
    One (89% in)
fugitive = someone who is running away or hiding from police
  • How recklessly she behaved with this whitegirlNa recklessness born of desperation and encouraged by Amy's fugitive eyes and her tenderhearted mouth.
    One (46% in)
  • Four stars were visible by the time they found, not a riverboat to stow Sethe away on, or a ferryman willing to take on a fugitive passenger—nothing like that—but a whole boat to steal.
    One (49% in)
  • Ella wrapped a cloth strip tight around the baby's navel as she listened for the holes—the things the fugitives did not say; the questions they did not ask.
    One (54% in)
  • Decimated but stubborn, they were among those who chose a fugitive life rather than Oklahoma.
    One (67% in)
  • Giving advice; passing messages; healing the sick, hiding fugitives, loving, cooking, cooking, loving, preaching, singing, dancing and loving everybody like it was her job and hers alone.
    One (82% in)
  • They unhitched from schoolteacher's horse the borrowed mule that was to carry the fugitive woman back to where she belonged, and tied it to the fence.
    One (91% in)
  • He had stepped foot in this house only once after the Misery (which is what he called Sethe's rough response to the Fugitive Bill) and that was to carry Baby Suggs, holy, out of it.
    Two (3% in)
  • No more discussions, stormy or quiet, about the true meaning of the Fugitive Bill, the Settlement Fee, God's Ways and Negro pews; antislavery, manumission, skin voting, Republicans, Dred Scott, book learning, Sojourner's high-wheeled buggy, the Colored Ladies of Delaware, Ohio, and the other weighty issues that held them in chairs, scraping the floorboards or pacing them in agony or exhilaration.
    Two (8% in)

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