FUGITIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FUGITIVE
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fugitive
 n.  a person who is running away or hiding from the police
 a.  lasting only a short time
Example Sentence:
1  The film brought a few fugitive images to her mind, but on the whole it made no lasting impression upon her.
2  The other lasso is of wire, which not only catches the fugitive, but knocks him senseless or cuts his head off, as the case may be.
3  The fugitive is a suspected gang member, wanted on assault and drug charges.
4  Hiding behind the clump of bushes, the fugitives waited for the heavy sound of the soldiers' feet to fade away.
Classic Sentence: (72 in 5 pages)
1  As he did so his glance crossed Mattie's and he fancied that a fugitive warning gleamed through her lashes.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  She steadied herself with a laugh and drew back; but he was enveloped in the scent of her dress, and his shoulder had felt her fugitive touch.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
3  The pertinence of the question checked Selden's fugitive impulse before the train had started.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
4  He who had had to subsist on mere fugitive glances, looks winged in flight and swiftly lost under covert, now found her eyes settling on him with a brooding intensity that fairly dazzled him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
5  Then the Captain knows that Jonah is a fugitive; but at the same time resolves to help a flight that paves its rear with gold.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
6  The lamp alarms and frightens Jonah; as lying in his berth his tormented eyes roll round the place, and this thus far successful fugitive finds no refuge for his restless glance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
7  But there are a rabble of uncertain, fugitive, half-fabulous whales, which, as an American whaleman, I know by reputation, but not personally.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  Then recollecting the importance of securing the fugitive, he dashed aside the surrounding bushes, and pressed eagerly forward to lend his aid in the chase.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
9  It will easily be understood that, amid such a concourse of vindictive enemies, no breathing time was allowed the fugitive.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
10  As if aware that no danger was to be apprehended from the young soldier, the fugitive nearly brushed his person in his flight.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
11  A colored man and a fugitive slave were on unfriendly terms.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
12  And suiting the action to the word, the door flew open, and the light of the tallow candle, which Tom had hastily lighted, fell on the haggard face and dark, wild eyes of the fugitive.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
13  The Lord hath ordered it so that never hath a fugitive been stolen from our village.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
14  As I watched them while they all stood clustering about the forge, enjoying themselves so much, I thought what terrible good sauce for a dinner my fugitive friend on the marshes was.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
15  The other fugitive, who was evidently in extreme horror of his companion, repeated, "He tried to murder me."
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V