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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of abscond.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hidden; secret; recondite.


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  • Or am I a racist for using a term absconded by the Messiah?

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  • I was assured by his staff that he had not absconded from the aforementioned establishment but had “changed his image” because floppy hair did not fit well with the Credit Crunch.

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  • Toasts begin but the two boys, along with several friends, have absconded from the table.

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  • They had absconded from a childrens home and weren’t really missing at all.

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  • "absconded" - meaning that law enforcement authorities have lost track of them, despite a strict law intended to keep such offenders under close supervision and away from potential victims. - News

  • After an hour-long wait for Castro himself to arrive, the media were told that the Home Affairs employee meant to assist Mofokeng had "absconded".

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  • Uys 'department sought the order after the patients with the contagious and potentially lethal disease "absconded" from quarantine in the Brooklyn Chest Hospital on the Cape Flats.

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  • Kwelita said one ghost was an employee who had resigned, another worker had passed away and another had "absconded".

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  • And a small team of Correctional Services officials is faced with the near impossible task of tracking down individuals who are deemed to have "absconded" from the system.

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  • But after being advertised as "absconded," Ascott never would, never could, come home any home.

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