- v. jump out from a hiding place and surprise (someone)
- v. be highly noticeable
“I looked into a certain corner near, half expecting to see the slim outline of a once dreaded switch which used to lurk there, waiting to leap out imp-like and lace my quivering palm or shrinking neck.”
“He would leap out as far as he could so that he would clear the cliff face, the trees, and the rich people's houses, and then he would fall and sink down down down into the cool, slick dark of Lake Austin, far down where he couldn't see anything or touch anything or hear anything and he wouldn't have to worry about anything or anyone ever again.”
“The suspect turned around just in time to see Dunstable leap out onto the sidewalk, with Phule and Sushi behind him.”
“Ai-ya, seeing her, even a demon would leap out of his skin," I once heard Mother remark.”
“She opened her mouth and Padan Fain seemed to leap out of the mists behind Rand, steel gleaming in his fist.”
“Over the next couple of weeks I read through those manuscripts, all the time expecting to find the answer to the puzzle of who had sent them to me, waiting for it to leap out like some written jack-in-the-box, but I found nothing — nothing, that is, but the stories, which I read with equal parts enjoyment and eyestrain.”
“Skellum wasn't sure what Yewma had bewitched them with, but the druid was careful to leap out of their line of sight once she had opened the box.”
“One of the figures had hands that clutched the rim of the roundel, as if he would escape and leap out into the real world.”
“Thumbs tucked behind his sword belt, he ignored Merana and paid little more attention to Rand or the Aielmen, yet at a second glance you saw that his dark too-big eyes never rested, as if he expected the unexpected to leap out of the air any moment.”
“He could leap out of the darkness at any second, bringing that razor-honed knife plunging down into her back.”
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