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  • v. Present participle of run away.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be


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  • Ellen Harley ended up packing her whole house and running away down south after losing the 1994 primary.

    How to Rig an Election

  • They made such strange faces when I told them about the young professor who was running away with Juliette Margarine by motorcycle.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Your body was designed for its environment—you craved salt, sugar, and fat, and you burned calories quickly because you were hunting for food and running away from saber-toothed tigers.

    The Flex Diet

  • Traumatized by the slave trade, the native Shilluks stared silently at Gordon as he passed, running away if he tried to approach them.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • When I was not reciting lessons, nor writing midnight poetry, nor selling papers, nor posing, nor studying sociology, nor pickling bugs, nor interviewing statesmen, nor running away from home, I made long entries in my journal, or wrote forty-page letters to my friends.

    The Promised Land

  • Not, of course, to speak in the caressing way into which he had unguardedly fallen before dinner, but to set things right with her by a kindness which would have the air of friendly civility, and prevent her from running away with wrong notions about their mutual relation.

    Adam Bede

  • The letters from Madrid, which were filled with complaints against him, together with some scandalous adventures, known in Paris, such as his running away with the wife of a 'limonadier', exceedingly annoyed Bonaparte, who found his own family more difficult to govern than France.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • "There might be people capable of winning a major, but there's not too many people capable of dominating and running away from the field in a major," observed three-time major winner Padraig Harrington.

    McIlroy Meets His U.S. Open 'Destiny'

  • The post-boys were lashing their horses into a savage run, like devils running away with the souls of innocents, and behind clattered the mounted, liveried servant.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • Born in Virginia in 1793, he was taken to Tennessee at the age of thirteen, and promptly began his career by running away from home and joining the Cherokee Indians.

    American Men of Action


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