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fugitive
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

15 uses
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Definition
someone who is running away or hiding to avoid arrest or an unpleasant situation
  • Mrs. Bruce did not know I was a fugitive.
    34 — The Old Enemy Again (58% in)
fugitive = someone who is running away or hiding to avoid arrest or an unpleasant situation
  • Yet when victims make their escape from the wild beast of Slavery, northerners consent to act the part of bloodhounds, and hunt the poor fugitive back into his den, "full of dead men's bones, and all uncleanness."
    6 — The Jealous Mistress (86% in)
  • But while the Free States sustain a law which hurls fugitives back into slavery, how can the slaves resolve to become men?
    8 — What Slaves Are Taught To Think Of The North (33% in)
  • Before ten o'clock every vessel northward bound was thoroughly examined, and the law against harboring fugitives was read to all on board.
    17 — The Flight (84% in)
  • I heard her carriage roll from the door, and I never again saw her who had so generously befriended the poor, trembling fugitive!
    20 — New Perils (43% in)
  • I heard slave-hunters planning how to catch some poor fugitive.
    21 — The Loophole Of Retreat (85% in)
  • Meantime, news came to town of a most horrible murder committed on a fugitive slave, named James.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (42% in)
  • I had not yet told her that I was a fugitive slave.
    33 — A Home Found (26% in)
  • I had not concealed it merely on account of being a fugitive; that would have made her anxious, but it would have excited sympathy in her kind heart.
    36 — The Hairbreadth Escape (48% in)
  • I don't know whether the pleasing face of my little girl had won his heart, or whether the stewardess inferred from Lawyer Hopper's manner that I was a fugitive, and had pleaded with him in my behalf.
    36 — The Hairbreadth Escape (89% in)
  • But when it was accidentally discovered that her mother was a fugitive slave, every method was used to increase her advantages and diminish her expenses.
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (3% in)
  • The slave Hamlin, the first fugitive that came under the new law, was given up by the bloodhounds of the north to the bloodhounds of the south.
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (15% in)
  • Many a wife discovered a secret she had never known before—that her husband was a fugitive, and must leave her to insure his own safety.
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (23% in)
  • But how few mothers would have consented to have one of their own babes become a fugitive, for the sake of a poor, hunted nurse, on whom the legislators of the country had let loose the bloodhounds!
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (86% in)
  • He remonstrated with her for harboring a fugitive slave; told her she was violating the laws of her country; and asked her if she was aware of the penalty.
    40 — The Fugitive Slave Law (90% in)

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