Fugitiveness

Definitions

  • "A great number of seagulls were chasing the fugitive."
    "A great number of seagulls were chasing the fugitive."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fugitiveness The quality or condition of being fugitive; evanescence; volatility; fugacity; instability.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fugitiveness The state or quality of being fugitive; disposition to run away or escape; volatility; fugacity.
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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
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    “There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.”

Usage

In literature:

How did the governor treat the fugitive general?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
As she might leave a fugitive memory, so she turned her mind from him.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
The fugitives reached Lombardy, where Tafo was hospitably received by the king, and succeeded his father as Grand Duke of Friuli.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Mukate's people here left us, and I walked up to the village of the fugitives with one attendant only.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Before long Gloucester was joined by Eyville and many of the Ely fugitives.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Ought we to wish to strain the natural right of arresting and re-delivering fugitives to other cases?
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He had seen the fugitives.
"The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler" by Francis W. Doughty
Immediately a crowd of mutinous fugitives came clamouring round him.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
After a hopeless struggle, he too was borne off by the tide of fugitives.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
Meanwhile the fugitives from Nazareth had reached bad roads, and were tired and wretched.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
A hurried question or two elicited the direction taken by the fugitives.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Presently the noise made by the column of French troops was heard abreast of the fugitives.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
True, the fugitives had much in their favor.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
A careful look-out at the lodging-house was evidently the only means by which the track of the fugitives could be discovered.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
The Roman Catholics had resolved to resist the return of the "for-issites," or fugitive Huguenots.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
The Commissioner has ruled that the Government are not obliged to prove that the man under arrest was a fugitive, or was a slave.
"Report of the Proceedings at the Examination of Charles G. Davis, Esq., on the Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave" by Various
The speed of the fugitives, therefore, it was now evident, had began to slacken, as might also be seen by the traces.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
Precisely when and where Greene met the fugitives from the first rout is another of the uncertainties.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877." by Various
Among the fugitives was Minghal Khan.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
For a moment he really succeeded in checking the fugitives.
"A Captive of the Roman Eagles" by Felix Dahn
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In poetry:

If, mounted on a morning ray,
I fly beyond the western sea,
Thy swifter hand would first arrive,
And there arrest thy fugitive.
"Psalm 139 part 1" by Isaac Watts
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
Said the faun to the will-o'-the-wisp:
"You are fugitive, far!"
Said the will-o'-the-wisp to the faun:
"But more near than the star."
"Witch-Fire" by George Sterling
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

In news:

The WNWO Fugitive of the Week is wanted by Toledo police for felonious assault with a sawed-off shotgun.
The WNWO Fugitive of the Week is wanted by Toledo police for felonious assault with a sawed-off shotgun .
Featured Fugitive of the Week Antwaun Cook was arrested by Atlanta police after.
Coliseum scandal fugitive, and self-proclaimed whistleblower, gives masked interview to LA Times.
They follow her onto the train to impossible, floating Venice, where she heads on the instruction of her shadowy, fugitive lover.
Fugitive spammer dies in murder-suicide.
Fayetteville fugitive nabbed four years after alleged sex crimes.
PORT TOWNSEND — Stickshift Annie and her band, Kimball & the Fugitives, are heading for another Olympic Peninsula Dance event at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St, tonight.
John Stoneman jumped bond on charges far less serious than those now facing the fugitive child rape suspect.
Eco-fugitive Paul Watson is hiding out somewhere at sea.
Marshal in Ohio State Sweatshirt Arrests Fugitive in Michigan Sweatshirt .
Picture from this story, which is as amazing as the snapshot of a US Marshal in an OSU shirt leading a handcuffed fugitive in a Michigan shirt.
The Hague 's Last Yugoslavian Fugitive Gets Nabbed.
Last week when I was talking to Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, he said, "Guess how many fugitives ICTY has".
Officials are now offering a $20,000 reward to anyone who can help find this fugitive .
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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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