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flight

n. running away or hiding by a person officially accused of a crime with the apparent intent of avoiding arrest or prosecution.

flight

noun absconding, avoidance, decampment, departing, departure, desertion, disappearance, effugium, elusion, evacuation, evasion, exodus, fleeing, fuga, hasty departure, hegira, leaving, removal, retreat, running away
Associated concepts: flight from justice, fugitive from justice, unlawful flight to avoid prosecution
See also: abandonment, desertion, evasion
References in classic literature ?
It was the unanticipated and entirely successful flight of Mr.
From this airship, as it curved its flight back and forth over the city, fell missiles--strange, harmless missiles, tubes of fragile glass that shattered into thousands of fragments on the streets and house- tops.
Now, comrade, I take no flight shot, and I give you the vantage of watching my shaft.
Instead, half a yard of bright ribbon was firmly attached to its leg--this the more easily to enable its flight being followed.
Reign thou in Hell thy Kingdom, let mee serve In Heav'n God ever blessed, and his Divine Behests obey, worthiest to be obey'd, Yet Chains in Hell, not Realms expect: mean while From mee returnd, as erst thou saidst, from flight, This greeting on thy impious Crest receive.
In the instant that these thoughts passed through my mind I had turned to make for the window, but my eyes alighting on the form of my erstwhile guardian threw all thoughts of flight to the four winds.
Their undulating flight, graceful aerial curves, and the shading of their colours, attracted and charmed one's looks.
Passports are only good for annoying honest folks, and aiding in the flight of rogues.
It was, however, still so hot from its flight through the air as to forbid his near approach.
Arrows and missiles of every kind were in the midst of the flocks; and so numerous were the birds, and so low did they take their flight, that even long poles in the hands of those on the sides of the mountain were used to strike them to the earth.
As the sun rose on the second day of our flight it disclosed the pursuing horde not a half-mile in our rear.
It is a detachment of Arabs or Tibbous, and they are galloping in the same direction with us, as though in flight, but we are going faster than they, and we are rapidly gaining on them.