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.
Tulliver, soothingly, "you mustn't think o' running away from father.
Tulliver spoke his mind very strongly when he reached home that evening; and the effect was seen in the remarkable fact that Maggie never heard one reproach from her mother, or one taunt from Tom, about this foolish business of her running away to the gypsies.
Nothing satisfactory transpires as to her reason for running away.
It is disgraceful to run away from danger; only cowards are running away from Moscow," they were told.
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.
WHY did I keep on running Always running away What was I trying to find Why did I pick my old battered suitcase And run out of another door Leaving only anger behind Locked doors and pain Walking through the cold black night And pouring rain I run away - far away Just me and my old battered suitcase Full of old memories Black and white photos from 1968 Taken in a house in Essex That I used to hate Snapshots of my parents Pretending to have fun But I'm looking down the barrel of a gun Old decayed faces trying to smile Sad memories locked away in a file Now I came to another door But too scared to open it Knowing I will leave it very soon It always happens The anger, hurt and pain Then me and my old battered suitcase Take the last train into the night With a ticket to "anywhere.
ISLAMABAD -- Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari has urged disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif to face cases instead of running away from them.
Three of the women admitted to running away from their sponsors but denied engaging in prostitution.
The Dubai Police are increasingly receiving complaints about girls in their early twenties falling into bad company and running away from home.