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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.

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Granting that to be the right reading of the riddle, it accounted, perhaps, for her flighty, self-conceited manner when she passed me in the hall.
When she did appear, she was flighty and excited, had what they call an hysterical attack, took a dose of sal-volatile by my lady's order, and was sent back to her bed.
Making allowance for his being a little flighty, you know how rationally, and sensibly, and honourably he talked, when we saw him in the garden.
To speak the truth, his conduct, when he first mentioned our engagement to my uncle, had been (so far as appearances went) a little flighty and strange.
In ways it was indeed good that he was not flighty and imaginative.
Once you've found your flight, Flighty will immediately update its users of any updates by the second which the app advertises itself.
Right now the stock of foreign funding is potentially more flighty than it was in 2016."
at Jose a car gh d d A flighty, entertaining player at Arsenal - although probably best remembered for getting a kicking at Old Trafford once - he mostly played the game with a smile on his face.
One highlight was Poirot slamming his door in the face of his flighty fascist neighbour when she popped round to deliver a letter left with her maid.
WICKETKEEPER Mark Race took the catch of the day when he had the wit to woo this flighty pitch invader into his gloves.
Flighty Filia, my nap in Kempton's 2m racinguk.com/anywhere Handicap (2.00), already possesses excellent course-and-distance form and a mere reproduction of her neck second to the highly progressive Duchess Of Marmite two outings ago ought to be good enough.
Tessa's protective T father and flighty mother are determined to protect their daughter as best they can, but naturally, Tessa T wants to take risks.