Fugitation

Definitions

  • "A great number of seagulls were chasing the fugitive."
    "A great number of seagulls were chasing the fugitive."
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fugitation (Scots law) absconding from justice: outlawry
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Quotations

  • Marquise De SeVigne
    Marquise De SeVigne
    “The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “What fugitive from his country can also escape from himself.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fugitivus, fugĕre, to flee.

Usage

In literature:

What was there in all this to fix the attention of the fugitives, for it had?
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
You propose through the Constitution to require payment for fugitive slaves: to make the North pay for them.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
So there was a demand that the Federal government should undertake and enforce the return of fugitive slaves.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Alexina resolves to put on servant's clothes, in order to save the fugitive, and to drive herself.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Since, fugitive knight, to no purpose I woo thee, Barabbas's fate still pursue and undo thee!
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
It would have been hard for those five fugitives to go any faster than they did during the first few moments of that chase.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
He went ashore himself, after I had given him a full description of the fugitives.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
The Caesar was a fugitive and a coward, and the people who had the upper hand were prepared to acclaim the hero of their choice.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
They arrived in Naples where they were delayed a day, which they spent in meeting fugitives, but they heard no news of the boys.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Once more the doughty governor was a fugitive, and Bacon was master of the situation.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The mainmast had been dealt more than one splintering blow by the fugitive gun.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
During the night several fugitives from Omdurman passed us going north.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
They would leave the plainly marked trace of the fugitive, strike out upslope to the east and try to parallel the other's route.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
At the first trace of a trail, they would utter the war whoop and call the horde upon the fugitives.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Vladimir, late a fugitive, was now lord of all the realm of Russia.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
While this was going on the fugitives from Rome had gathered at Veii, where they daily became more reorganized.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
One glance showed the fugitive that it was the youth whom he had overthrown in the wrestling bout.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
At that moment, pursuer and fugitive were scarcely ten feet apart.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
This fact strengthened the belief that the fire had been kindled by the fugitives.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
We have learned from fugitives that there are fully fifteen thousand chariots with their army.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
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In poetry:

My country, God bestows by thee
The glory of the world to be
The glory thou alone canst give
To last amid things fugitive.
"The Patriot" by John Le Gay Brereton
Pain as in a dream,
When years go by
Funeral-paced, yet fugitive,
When man lives, and doth not live.
Doth not live — nor die.
"Siberia" by James Clarence Mangan
The old, grey mother, who could give
The loneliness for which he cried,
Took home her son, her fugitive,
And hid him safe until he died.
"The Fugitive" by John Joy Bell
Loveliness over the strings of the heart may stray
In fugitive melodies;
But Oh, the hand of the Master must not stay,
Even for a breath;
"The Symphony" by Alfred Noyes
I feel as the loving wife feels
When her husband is snatched away;
As the fugitive, when at his heels
He hears the fierce bloodhound's bay;
"July 4th, 1857" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Youth! ere thou be flown away.
Surely one last boon to-day
Thou'lt bestow—
One last light of rapture give,
Rich and lordly fugitive!
Ere thou go.
"The Flight of Youth" by William Watson

In news:

Woman reports 'fugitive' in upstairs bedroom block, reported, parkway, monday, caller, traffic, alicia, road, suspicious, person.
Software company founder John McAfee said Monday he has fled from Belize using a bizarre ruse, adding yet another chapter in what threatens to become one of the biggest media fugitive frenzies since O.J.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee said Monday he has fled from Belize using a bizarre ruse, adding yet another chapter in what threatens to become one of the biggest media fugitive frenzies since O.J.
After a whirlwind of confusion about his whereabouts in recent days, the quasi-fugitive surfaced Tuesday in.
Fugitive Arrested in Bismarck Video.
Bismarck police captured a wanted fugitive who they say shot at a deputy and kidnapped a woman in Idaho.
Fugitives tale adds Mara, Williams.
Daniel Craig (left, foreground) plays a fugitive with amnesia.
Despite cyberspace rumors that fugitive software executive John McAfeee has been arrested in Belize in connection with the murder of a neighbor, sources there told the Mercury News Saturday night that McAfee is still on the run.
They're on a mission to bring in fugitive Ricky Wheeldon.
It wasn't clear when they would face arraignment in Florida on fugitive from justice charges.
The FBI Fugitive Task Force tracked down and arrested Vondelyan Bozeman … (Broward Sheriffs Office,…).
The FBI Fugitive Task Force tracked down and arrested Vondelyan Bozeman for attempted murder in the shooting of another man.
The army gets involved in Egypt's crisis, blogging fugitive John McAfee is nabbed in Guatemala, and is OMG any less annoying if old British men used to say it.
One of US' most-wanted fugitives captured in Cancun after 24 years.
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In science:

Proposition 1: Where people are able to produce a surplus, some of the surplus would be fugitive and would leave the possession of the people who produce it.
Emergent Statistical Wealth Distributions in Simple Monetary Exchange Models: A Critical Review
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