runaway

Definitions

  • The Runaway Puppet
    The Runaway Puppet
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj runaway completely out of control "runaway inflation"
    • n runaway an easy victory
    • n runaway someone who flees from an uncongenial situation "fugitives from the sweatshops"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Police estimated that 10,000 abandoned, orphaned and runaway children were roaming the streets of New York City in 1852.
    • Runaway Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight; as, a runaway marriage.
    • Runaway One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive. "Thou runaway , thou coward, art thou fled?"
    • Runaway Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse.
    • Runaway The act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams; as, there was a runaway yesterday.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n runaway One who flees or departs; a fugitive; a deserter.
    • n runaway A running away, as by a horse when breaking away from control and bolting.
    • n runaway One who runs in the public ways; one who roves or rambles about.
    • runaway Acting the part of a runaway; escaping or breaking from control; defying or overcoming restraint: as, a runaway horse.
    • runaway Accomplished or effected by running away or eloping.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Runaway one who runs away from danger or restraint: a fugitive
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “The Angels were all singing out of tune, and hoarse with having little else to do, excepting to wind up the sun and moon or curb a runaway young star or two.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rinnan; Ger. rennen, Ice. renna, to run.

Usage

In literature:

Yet he could do no less than try to find the runaway, and to make the search as thorough as if it had been his own child's case.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
I can't see him in the role of a runaway.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Meanwhile the runaways were having the very time of their lives.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Some one must have taken note of the runaways, given Joe and Moll warning, and here they were already on their trail.
"Two Little Travellers" by Frances Browne Arthur
There is scarcely one similar case in ten, where the runaway escapes the vortex of degradation.
"The Printer Boy." by William M. Thayer
She whirled Rose about and set off at a gallop after the runaway.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
According to Blaine's cue we are to be regarded as runaways.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
Every means that the captain knew of had been set in motion to find the pair of runaways.
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
He was ordered, therefore, to arrest any such runaways that he might find.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
The runaways lost no time.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
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In poetry:

A day and night the party lose;
The track the tracker parried;
And then a stockman brought the news—
“The runaways were married!”
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
See this runaway flecked with foam
Galloping fast as he can for home,
Caring nought for the shouting man
Running also as fast as he can.
"Bolting" by Mary Tourtel
Beauties, have ye seen this toy,
Called Love, a little boy,
Almost naked, wanton, blind;
Cruel now, and then as kind?
If he be amongst ye, say?
He is Venus' runaway.
"Venus' Runaway" by Ben Jonson
"Old TIM has thrashed runaway Frenchmen in scores,
Who ought to be guarding their cities and shores;
Old PAUL has made little chaps' noses to bleed -
Old PAUL has accomplished the pluckier deed!"
"Old Paul and Old Tim" by William Schwenck Gilbert
If by these ye please to know him,
Beauties, be not nice, but show him.
Though ye had a will to hide him,
Now, we hope, ye'll not abide him;
Since you hear his falser play,
And that he's Venus' runaway.
"Venus' Runaway" by Ben Jonson
Each man is a hunter to his trade,
And they follow one another;
But such a hunter never was made
As the monk that hunted his brother!
And the runaway pig, ere its game be played,
Shall be eaten by its mother!
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

Brindza on money, even making tackle on late runaway kickoff return.
Hugh Hefner is getting married again - to the same runaway bride who left him five days before the altar the last time.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES REPORTED ON THE 300 BLOCK OF MAPLE AVE. 0807 RUNAWAY IN RUNAWAY JUVENILE \ ALVES LN, GREENFIELD GG1201701.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Month declared in Albany.
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard has declared November Runaway and Homeless Youth month in Albany.
Akron Beacon Journal (Patrick McManamon): Runaway train flies off track.
Thomas turns game into runaway in 2nd half.
Man on runaway dock arrested after rescue.
(AP) — A Roseburg man rode his runaway dock several miles down the Umpqua River in high, fast water and refused to be rescued because that would mean giving up the three boats tied to it.
Runaway dog delays flights at LaGuardia.
Lafayette High's boys indoor track team was the runaway winner at last year's Bay Rivers District championship.
Runaway truck in Boston smashes car and property.
Amazon stock got a boost from the company's huge profits in the first part of the year, led by the runaway success of the Kindle Fire tablet.
The runaway slave would always remain, legally, a slave.
Nevada police searching for endangered runaway.
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In science:

Now we turn our attention to the runaway bodies, x & xc .
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
In the range xc . x . sshear velocities of the runaway bodies clearly have not yet converged to a steady state but are evolving in the right direction.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
As a result, even a velocity plateau at small masses does not have time to fully develop, not speaking of runaway bodies in “mixed” interaction state.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
Velocity evolution of runaway tail also agrees with the discussion in Appendix C.2 quite well.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
It is also worth mentioning that this conclusion changes when runaway bodies start interacting with small planetesimals in the shear-dominated regime (see e.g. §4.1.2).
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
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