slip away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slip away pass by "three years elapsed"
    • v slip away leave furtively and stealthily "The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard"
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Usage

In literature:

Thornton was scarcely less terrified, and he slipped away into the shadows while the others were gathered around the fallen girl.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
Go back to your husband, Angel, and I'll slip away on my little jaunt.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
You may slip away to your homes, if you go quiet.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
We might slip away before the others came but they'd make a clean sweep of the stock and everything else.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Ridley slipped away in the gathering darkness and disappeared.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
It was as if a part, and no small part, of my life had slipped away from me, irrecoverably, into a soundless abyss.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
And when the regulation hour came for closing the proceedings the time had slipped away too quickly.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
He must have slipped away like a cat.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
Why could not she slip away and fetch someone to her aid?
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
She had seen her youth vanish, her freshness disappear, her hopes die, and now she felt her flaming middle-age slipping away from her.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
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In poetry:

And lightly, from my finger tips
The sadness I no more can stay,
Into the golden glory slips
And dies away.
"Her Hair" by Dollie Radford
LONE Voyager! Thy Ship of Dreams
Spreads its free sail and slips away
Into the distant visioning
That lies behind the end of day.
"Vale" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
That which I had has slipped away,
Lost in the abysses of the Past;
By that I lack am I to-day
Heir of Thine undawned aeons vast.
"The Immortal Voyager" by Lucy Larcom
"And so they die,
The little children that I love,—they die,—They
turn their wistful faces to the wall,
And slip away to God."
"The Monitions of the Unseen" by Jean Ingelow
All I have won since then will slip my hold,
Dear love and children, the long years away;
I shall come home to you the girl of old,
Glad to come home to you -- oh, glad to stay!
"The Dream: (For my Father)" by Katharine Tynan
HE has taken away the things that I loved best
Love and youth and the harp that knew my hand.
Laughter alone is left of all the rest.
Does He mean that I may fill my days with laughter,
Or will it, too, slip through my fingers like spilt sand?
"The Gift" by Aline Murray Kilmer

In news:

Sergio lets another win slip away .
Padres Let One Slip Away in L.A. Adrian Gonzalez faced his former team for the first time in a Dodgers uniform.
Brewers let another slip away .
Panthers let late lead slip away .
Utah may have let best opportunity slip away .
Astros let one slip away in 3-2 loss to Giants.
Cougars women let one slip away .
Jets let one slip away in overtime to Patriots.
Kathryn Calder, " Slip Away ".
Morris lets halftime lead slip away .
Eagles' season starting to slip away .
Quarterback Options Slip Away for Jets.
Millions slip away from city as condo values set too low.
Seattle sees Ellison slip away .
Missouri's season starting to slip away .
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In science:

In (a) we show a typical flow situation with parameter values ¯β = 103 , ¯α = 1/12, ˘ρ = ¯β ¯τ = 1 where the behaviour is as found for slip models, with the fluid flowing down the free surface towards the contact line and away along the solid surface.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
Here we will summarize the main results of the work of its QCD part and will add some new information about several sub jects, important from our point of view, which slipped away from the scientific part of the Symposium.
Radiative QCD Corrections: A Personal Outlook
Ion Production Effects: If the ion production rate were drastically reduced, the ionosphere of the comet could shrink temporarily and allow the magnetic field lines to slip away.
T.I.P.O. (Tesla Interferometric Planetary Observer)
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