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. Her kind-hearted uncle, you may be sure, was too fearful of distressing her to ask many questions as they travelled.
"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.
I think there is nothing wrong with running away, though.
Running Away is an instrumental new age album by keyboardist, composer, arranger, and producer Timothy Wenzel.
Charity bosses are teaming up to warn youngsters about the dangers of running away.
I am not going to waste my energy running away every time I hear an unidentified noise."