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 Meanings and Examples of ABSCOND
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abscond
 v.  leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
Classic Sentence:
1  At last we were getting something positive, and yet it seemed a long gap between an absconding banker and Captain Peter Carey pinned against the wall with one of his own harpoons.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
2  And, indeed, the merchants tell many a true tale of shiftlessness and cheating; of cotton picked at night, mules disappearing, and tenants absconding.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
3  Whereas a young boy, named Oliver Twist, absconded, or was enticed, on Thursday evening last, from his home, at Pentonville; and has not since been heard of.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  There he was before me, in motley, as though he had absconded from a troupe of mimes, enthusiastic, fabulous.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
Example Sentence:
1  The teller who did abscond with the bonds went un-captured until someone recognized him from his photograph on "America's Most Wanted.".
2  He absconded from the bank with all the money.
3  A dozen inmates have absconded from Forest Jail in the past year.
4  He was ordered to appear the following day, but absconded.