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His reason for not pursuing the fugitive may be readily understood.

Bill had horses which could outrun the fugitive, and why did he not use them?

His name was instantly passed on by the fugitive to his fellows as a "safe" man.

At the house they parted and headed the fugitive toward the stables.

The hot pursuit of the fugitive plunderers had ruined the day.

He reports that it has done so greatly and that the Prince of Cabul is a fugitive.

And the officers turned back to examine every corner where the fugitive was not.

There was one period of more than half an hour when he lost the fugitive entirely.

The thick copses of the wood snatched every trace of the fugitive from his eye.

Who could say that he went thither as a fugitive from justice?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (adjective and noun), from Old French fugitif, from Latin fugitivus "fleeing" (but commonly used as a noun meaning "runaway, fugitive slave, deserter"), from past participle stem of fugere "run away, flee," from PIE root *bheug- (1) "to flee" (cf. Greek pheugein "to flee," Lithuanian bugstu "be frightened"). Replaced Old English flyma.

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