Aided by some divine meddling, Paris performs the consummate indignity against his host Menelaus by absconding with his wife.
Camilla could now stay no longer; nor could Edgar, though adoring the hearty joy of Sir Hugh, refuse to aid her in absconding.
absconding Americans or Sulus were to be mutually surrendered.
Had my husband, to your knowledge, a reason for absconding suddenly?
absconding has been punished with various degrees of severity.
absconding cashiers will, in future, therefore have to be remarkably circumspect in their choice of foreign residence.
Any one who had come aboard might have supposed we were all absconding from the law.
His excuse for absconding was that many of those who would be the principal witnesses were his personal enemies.
In the meantime, by the fact of absconding he was in contempt of court.
I am much surprised at his absconding, as he had nothing but a spade to go off with.
1560s, from Middle French abscondre and directly from Latin abscondere "to hide, conceal, put out of sight," from ab(s)- "away" (see ab-) + condere "put together, store," from com- "together" (see com-) + dere "put," from PIE *dhe- "to put, place, make" (see factitious). The notion is of "to hide oneself," especially to escape debt or the law. Related: Absconded; absconder; absconding.