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 DoyleGet 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 BoisGet 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 DickensGet Context In CHAPTER XVII
4 There he was before me, in motley, as though he had absconded from a troupe of mimes, enthusiastic, fabulous.