running away

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Noun1.running away - the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to berunning away - the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
elopement - the act of running away with a lover (usually to get married)
escape, flight - the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt"
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When the old man was satisfied there would be no running away, he began Jerry's training.
She stopped to pant a little, reflecting that running away was not a pleasant thing until one had got quite to the common where the gypsies were, but her resolution had not abated; she presently passed through the gate into the lane, not knowing where it would lead her, for it was not this way that they came from Dorlcote Mill to Garum Firs, and she felt all the safer for that, because there was no chance of her being overtaken.
Nothing satisfactory transpires as to her reason for running away.
I was running away from Jubal the Ugly One," she answered, as though that was explanation quite sufficient.
Because he ran at the end of the longest rope, the dogs had always the view of him running away before them.
It is dangerous, dear, for the glass might carry me off again; and, instead of running away, I should be obliged to go to the end of the secret passage to the lake and there call Erik.
The red cloak made her look gay and vivid, like the Ellen Mingott of old days; and he laughed as he took her hand, and answered: "I came to see what you were running away from.
It doesn't force one to take the dreadful step of running away from home all at once.
I was some time of my partner's opinion; but after a little more serious thinking, I told him I thought it was a very great hazard for us to attempt returning to Bengal, for that we were on the wrong side of the Straits of Malacca, and that if the alarm was given, we should be sure to be waylaid on every side--that if we should be taken, as it were, running away, we should even condemn ourselves, and there would want no more evidence to destroy us.
He felt that he was running away from himself--that by hurtling through the forest like a frightened squirrel he was escaping from his own thoughts.
They didn't mind her running away at first--godly folks, sir, very godly--and she was for the stage.
No one did so much as look at the travelers at first, except one little purple china dog with an extra-large head, which came to the wall and barked at them in a tiny voice, afterwards running away again.