steal away

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Verb1.steal away - leave furtively and stealthily; "The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
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As I approached it, I heard it gently open and close, and saw a man steal away into the darkness.
Then, a carriage ride succeeded, near the solemn river, stealing away by night, as all things steal away, by night and by day, so quietly yielding to the attraction of the loadstone rock of Eternity; and the nearer they drew to the chamber where Eugene lay, the more they feared that they might find his wanderings done.
Let us steal away to-morrow morning--early and softly, that we may not be seen or heard--and leave no trace or track for them to follow by.
She longed to steal away into the woods with dear old John, grown so manly and handsome, and get some comfort from him.
Placed in these circumstances then, with no prospect of matters mending if I remained aboard the Dolly, I at once made up my mind to leave her: to be sure it was rather an inglorious thing to steal away privily from those at whose hands I had received wrongs and outrages that I could not resent; but how was such a course to be avoided when it was the only alternative left me?
99) provides black and white drawings by Charles Santoso as it tells of Sylvie, who dislikes Georgie for a number of reasons; not the least of which is because he's now trying to steal away her best friend by giving her a big birthday present.
Steal Away the Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-by-Day is for fans of heavy metal in general and Ozzy in particular, and provides an account of Osbourne's decades of fame.
At the rally, Rothbard declared that he was honoured to stand with the Polish people in a "new battle for freedom against those who would use environmental and climate alarmism to steal away our liberties and give international bureaucrats control over our energy sources, our daily lives, our prosperity, and our national sovereignty" (CFACT.
Every year pirates come and steal away the twelve year olds.
Rogers said that every player has a price, but there is no certainty for the club to sell him as other clubs like Madrid and Barcelona eye to steal away the star from the Anfield side.
The Anfield chairman has dismissed fears that Manchester City will attempt to steal away Luis Suarez (left) in the new year, by insisting the club's prize asset is not for sale at any price.
Today, the landscape has morphed into more sophisticated offerings and spawned a new space for new competitors to court and steal away members.