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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abscond.

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Examples

  • Overlooked crime thriller starring Elliot Gould as a mild-mannered teller who gets into trouble when he secretly absconds with part of a fortune missed by a psychotic bank robber (Christopher Plummer).

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  • Different scenarios for what might have happened to her are played out, often with alternative permutations: in one, she falls pregnant and absconds to Arizona; in another, she gets into the car of a stranger who wishes her harm; in yet another there's the suggestion of suicide.

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  • Michael Spurr, chief operating officer of the National Offender Management Service, said steps had been taken to strengthen the management at Ford: "I am pleased the good work done by the prison on safety, suicide and self-harm, healthcare, and improved security with fewer absconds, has been acknowledged."

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  • "Nobody absconds with and remarkets another artist's plundering of yet another artist's unoriginal work quite like Flo Rida," remarked one admiring industry insider.

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  • The married Van Alden's feelings for Margaret start off innocently enough, but when he absconds with her hair ribbon and well, deeply inhales its scent when he's alone, it's clear that Van Alden's kind of a weirdo.

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  • SHOCKER OF THE WEEK: Nelson Van Alden, the twisted G-man who enforces his brand of rough justice on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, has us gasping in disbelief as he absconds with the dying witness from the forest massacre and plops him in a dentist's chair.

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  • When the press corps cranes its collective neck to get a better view, the devil turns water in the glass under the lectern to steam, then absconds with his toy piano under one arm and a seashell pressed to his glowing mouth, leaving the president who is not the president trapped in a red room.

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  • In Dissolution, Shardlake is accompanied by his apprentice, Mark, who absconds to Europe at the end of the novel.

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  • Bond, that is, with a slightly different name, who absconds with some of America's darkest secrets and is clandestinely imprisoned for 30 years after breaking out of Alcatraz, the famed old prison in the middle of San Francisco Bay known as "The Rock."

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  • A Bond, that is, with a slightly different name, who absconds with some of America's darkest secrets and is clandestinely imprisoned for 30 years after breaking out of Alcatraz, the famed old prison in the middle of San Francisco Bay known as "The Rock."

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