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 Meanings and Examples of FLEE
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flee
 v.  run away, as from danger or evil; avoid in alarmed or cowardly manner
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  She would have to wrench loose from this man, and flee.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  She sat with closed eyes, longing to push past Kennicott, hide somewhere in the train, flee on toward the Pacific.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  In a passionate escape there must be not only a place from which to flee but a place to which to flee.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
4  With this sin of disobedience in him, Jonah still further flouts at God, by seeking to flee from Him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
5  It opened with the melancholy reflection that, in the lives of mortals the best days are the first to flee.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: II
6  Your squaws are the mothers of deer; but if a bear, or a wildcat, or a serpent were born among you, ye would flee.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
7  In the darkness he saw visions of a thousand-tongued fear that would babble at his back and cause him to flee, while others were going coolly about their country's business.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
8  The composite monster which had caused the other troops to flee had not then appeared.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 4
9  For some moments he could not flee no more than a little finger can commit a revolution from a hand.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
10  They might have been killed by lucky chances, he said, before they had had opportunities to flee or before they had been really tested.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
11  We flee in the arms of Lafitte and on the wings of Caillard.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—A MERRY END TO MIRTH
12  The walls are in the death agony, the stones fall; the breaches cry aloud; the holes are wounds; the drooping, quivering trees seem to be making an effort to flee.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
13  Finally, the last method is not to speak to the black man, not to look at him, and to flee at the best speed of one's legs.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
14  Nevertheless, there existed in all the immensity of creation, two women whom Marius did not flee, and to whom he paid no attention whatever.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE SOBRIQUET: MODE OF FORMATION OF FAMILY NAME...
15  I think people are flinging stones at me, I flee without knowing whither, everything whirls and whirls.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A ROSE IN MISERY
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Five to ten rhinos are killed every year on average, mostly during Assam's devastating floods because they have to flee Kaziranga's low marshy lands to higher hills where they cannot be guarded.
2  If you are involved in a shooting and then kill someone as you attempt to flee, that is not a traffic accident, it is murder.
3  After her father loses everything, the debutante is forced to flee, pursued by gangsters.
4  At the onset of the Inquisition, the heretical priest was forced to flee the country.
5  Self-abandoned, relaxed, and effortless, I seemed to have laid me down in the dried-up bed of a great river; I heard a flood loosened in remote mountains, and felt the torrent come: to rise I had no will, to flee I had no strength.
6  What other recourse is there for him in such a conflict than to flee or to die in the attempt?
7  I heard a flood loosen in remote mountains, and felt the torrent come: to rise I had no will, to flee I had no strength.
8  Five to ten rhinos are killed every year, mostly during Assam's devastating floods because they have to flee Kaziranga's low marshy lands to higher hills.
9  Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
10  To flee vice is the begnning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
11  Every year thousands of people flee the big cities in search of the pastoral/rural idyll.
12  Follow pleasure and it will flee thee; flee pleasure and it will follow thee.
13  It is a primitive instinct to flee a place of danger.
14  Matilda's ability to escape into other worlds is also a key aspect of the novel, which is at its heart an ode to literature: through books, Matilda can flee oafish relatives and weapon-wielding teachers.
15  The policeman discharged his gun at the fleeing terrorists.