to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution: The cashier absconded with the money.
- ab·scond·er, noun
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How to use abscond in a sentence
Aided by some divine meddling, Paris performs the consummate indignity against his host Menelaus by absconding with his wife.‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature | Matt Seidel | July 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Absconding has been punished with various degrees of severity.The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) | John West
She had added to her own difficulties by this present absconding, and, with severe self-blame, resolved to descend to tea.Camilla | Fanny Burney
Camilla could now stay no longer; nor could Edgar, though adoring the hearty joy of Sir Hugh, refuse to aid her in absconding.Camilla | Fanny Burney
He asked her if she would let him have a bite of bread if she had it, that he was a poor hungry absconding slave.
The most serious charge is that of receiving a bribe from Harpalus, the absconding treasurer of Alexander.
British Dictionary definitions for abscond
(intr) to run away secretly, esp from an open institution or to avoid prosecution or punishment
- absconder, noun
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