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Abscond   Listen
Abscond  v. t.  To hide; to conceal. (Obs.)

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"Abscond" Quotes from Famous Books

... wisdom of her confiscation of the rug. Madame Griggs, actuated by a similar doubt, also fluttered away swiftly down the street. The men also, upon making sure that Carroll was not intending to abscond, retreated. Carroll was quite alone when the horseman spun away in his gig, with its swift spokes flashing in blinding rings of light as he disappeared around the curve. It was one of those mornings in the fall when the air is so clear ...
— The Debtor - A Novel • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

... generosity, that his lordship acquitted him of any share in the deceit, and contented himself with the restitution, which he insisted upon making out of his own pocket, until he should be able to apprehend the rogue, who had thought proper to abscond for his own safety. In spite of all this exculpation, his character did not fail to retain a sort of stigma, which indeed the plainest proofs of innocence are hardly able to efface; and his connexion with such a palpable knave as the Tyrolese appeared to be, had an effect to his prejudice in the ...
— The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Complete • Tobias Smollett

Words linked to "Abscond" :   take flight, absquatulate, levant, flee, run off, bolt, fly, abscondment, decamp

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