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synonyms for fly-by-nights

  • deserter
  • escapee
  • exile
  • outcast
  • outlaw
  • recluse
  • refugee
  • derelict
  • dodger
  • evacuee
  • fly-by-night
  • hermit
  • runaway
  • stray
  • transient
  • truant
  • vagabond
  • waif
  • walkout
  • bolter
  • displaced person
  • escaper
  • hunted person
  • runagate
  • émigré
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How to use fly-by-nights in a sentence

All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Fatigue he never knew, and on one occasion he was said to have spent thirteen days and nights in the saddle.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
These strange things that Alf has been trying to teach me during the long nights I have learned—I understand.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Aristide darted off like a dragon-fly in the sunshine, as happy as a child with a new toy.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
“Confound it, no;” rejoined Mr. Simmery, stopping for an instant to smash a fly with the ruler.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
They must be kept away from flies—a fly can work havoc with a film in a few minutes.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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