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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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Critique: Whether a casual bird-watcher or simply an outdoor enthusiast, the reader will look at birds differently after reading "Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America".
Roald Dahl's book James and the Giant Peach chronicles the adventures of a spunky seven-year-old orphan who escapes his mean aunts--Spiker and Sponge--by taking flight in a big fuzzy fruit, along with some lively insects.
TAKING FLIGHT: One of the many colourful kites flown above Everton Park on Saturday during the Out Of The Blue festival, in memory of cadet Joseph Lappin Picture: JASON ROBERTS/jr310710kite-8
MAKE SURE YOU GET FITTED BY A SCHOOL-TRAINED ALSE TECHNICIAN TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT SIZE HELMET AND ONLY USE THE HELMET SIZE YOU ARE FITTED FOR BEFORE TAKING FLIGHT.
SPRING SCENE: Darren Clarke of Hemlington captured this blanket of bluebells in Ingleby Greenhow Woods, just below Clay Bank car Park; TAKING FLIGHT: Renton Charman caught this kingfisher on camera, in one of its typically aggressive poses; SWAN LOVE: Mating swans, near Ingleby Barwick golf course, snapped by Guy Ledgard of Thornaby; FAMOUS BRIDGE: Keith Wood of Thornaby, photographed the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough
Willier from Sucker Creek First Nation successfully went through the Grief Support Certification program offered through Taking Flight.
Choosing to take employment at Taking Flight is proving to be a smart move for Sandra Gladue, promotions coordinator for the 15-year old International corporation.
Rodham can be seen in a fundraising e-mail talking of her daughter's accomplishments and pitching a children's' book, titled 'Hillary Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight'.
A recent Globe article on the possibility of Southwest Airlines taking flight from Logan International listed the other New England airports served by the Dallas-based airline.
TAKING FLIGHT: Flight Attendant Aaron Schorah talks to the pupils before take-off.
British Airways was one of the Footsie's biggest climbers, taking flight by 15p to 559.5p as analysts continued to react to yesterday's news that it would top-up its pension fund with a pounds 800mone-off contribution.
It is one of four southern-themed dance works on North Carolina Dance Theatre's "Under Southern Skies" tour, taking flight in March and April.