fugitive


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Synonyms for fugitive

Synonyms for fugitive

fleeing or having fled, as from home, confinement, captivity, or justice

one who flees, as from home, confinement, captivity, or justice

Synonyms for fugitive

someone who flees from an uncongenial situation

someone who is sought by law officers

lasting for a markedly brief time

References in classic literature ?
Shall fugitives from labor be surrendered by national or State authority?
He saw few fugitives until, in a grass lane towards High Barnet, he hap- pened upon two ladies who became his fellow travellers.
If I should follow the two fugitives to the end of their journey?
As the Dahcotahs advanced with beasts, which had not, like that of the Pawnee, expended their strength in former efforts, and as they moved unincumbered by any thing but their riders, the speed of the pursuers greatly outstripped that of the fugitives.
In the mean time the vessel of skin had reached the land, and the fugitives were once more united on the margin of the river.
The Doctor had used so much diligence in the retreat, as to have already overtaken his friends, and of course all the fugitives were again assembled.
At the distance of half a mile, the Teton band was seen riding in a circuit, which was gradually contracting itself, and evidently closing upon the very spot where the fugitives lay.
Each minute added to the jeopardy of the fugitives.
At last, having collected enough to keep life in him, he departed for Europe, and tracked his enemies from city to city, working his way in any menial capacity, but never overtaking the fugitives.
They re-entered, but had scarcely proceeded a hundred steps in the darkness, when a noise like the hoarse sigh of a creature in distress resounded through the cavern, and breathless, rapid, terrified, a fox passed like a flash of lightning before the fugitives, leaped over the boat and disappeared, leaving behind its sour scent, which was perceptible for several seconds under the low vaults of the cave.
Our fugitives returned, the battalions re-formed, and the French who had nearly cut our left flank in half were for the moment repulsed.
The department's small Fugitive Apprehension Unit could not reduce the number of warrants with its normal service process partly because almost half of the fugitives lived beyond the city limits.
From William Still's exhaustive compilation of fugitive narratives .
Since 1996, when the NIEHS established COEPs as an essential component of its Core Center Program, NIEHS grantees have been generating large volumes of fugitive literature.