Synonyms for runaway

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : ruhn-uh-wey
Phonetic Transcription : ˈrʌn əˌweɪ

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Définition of runaway

Origin :
  • 1540s, "one who flees," from verbal phrase, from run (v.) + away (adv.). Meaning "an act of running away" is from 1724.
  • adj out of control
  • noun person who is trying to escape
Example sentences :
  • The peculiar feelings one has who is a "runaway" are indescribable.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • Neither was hurt, but it was the woman who pursued the runaway horse.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • But I took you for a youngster, you know, a regular ten-year-old runaway.
  • Extract from : « The Innocent Adventuress » by Mary Hastings Bradley
  • A man may arrest his own slave, and he may also imprison for safe-keeping the runaway slave of a friend.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • To-morrow morning I'll be searching all over the house for my runaway.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • That was just like my runaway, all innocent acting and make-believe.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • Captain Zelotes made no attempt to follow the runaway couple.
  • Extract from : « The Portygee » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Did you not gather that this was not only a runaway match, but a clandestine one?
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini
  • It is made up of local scalawags and runaway rebels from Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • Extract from : « Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) » by John McElroy
  • All this runaway shrubbery looked, in a way of speaking, inpenetrable.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown

Antonyms for runaway

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