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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
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A lone owl suddenly took flight, startled I by the grating sound of tombstones shifting.
White doves took flight as the train came to a halt and people swarmed the tracks to catch a glimpse of the Texas governor as he addressed the group from the back of the train.
Just weeks ago, six fledgling California condors took flight over the canyons carved by the Vermilion Cliffs and soared into the winds sweeping across northern Arizona.
For the first time in 72 years, the largest and rarest bird in North America took flight over Arizona's red cliffs and canyons Thursday in an effort by scientists to bring California condors back from the brink.
As the KDP forces advanced Sunday afternoon, the residents and then defenders of Kuysanjaq, a city of 50,000, took flight by car and cattle truck and on foot, climbing by road across a steep mountain range and seeking refuge here and in towns to the north.