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Friday, March 30, 2012

Definitions for fugitive

  1. Fleeting, transitory, elusive.
  2. Having taken flight, or run away.
  3. Changing color as a result of exposure to light and chemical substances present in the atmosphere, in other pigments, or in the medium.

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Citations for fugitive
I started to write about Sean, and the writing, like a searchlight sweeping wildly, almost caught my fugitive feelings. Edmund White, The Beautiful Room Is Empty
I fill my own glass now, and raise it, unspeaking: to her? to us? to the spirit of fugitive love? Whatever it is I mean, she nods as if to say she understands. Vikram Seth, An Equal Music
Origin of fugitive
First used by Shakespeare in Antony & Cleopatra, fugitive stems from the Latin word fugere meaning "to flee."