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A habitual or notorious criminal who is a fugitive from the law
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  1. A habitual or notorious criminal who is a fugitive from the law
  2. A wild or vicious horse or other animal.
  3. (Historical) A person declared by a court of law to be deprived of legal rights and protection, generally for the commission of some crime: the killing of such a person was not a legal offense
A person who flees from home or country to seek refuge elsewhere, as in a time of war or of political or religious persecution
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  1. A person who flees from home or country to seek refuge elsewhere, as in a time of war or of political or religious persecution
A minor who has fled his or her home or family
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  1. A minor who has fled his or her home or family
  2. A horse, team of horses, etc. that has broken loose from control of the rider or driver
  3. A person or animal that has run away.
A person who neglects his or her work or duties
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  1. A person who neglects his or her work or duties
  2. A pupil who stays away from school without permission
  3. One who is absent without permission, especially from school.
The span of time in exile
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  1. The span of time in exile
  2. One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence.
  3. The condition or period of being forced to live away from one's native country or home, especially as a punishment.
Someone who has become free through escaping imprisonment.
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  1. Someone who has become free through escaping imprisonment.
  2. A person who has escaped, esp. from confinement
  3. One that has escaped, especially an escaped prisoner.
A tramp
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  1. A tramp
  2. An idle, disreputable, or shiftless person
  3. A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home and often without a regular means of support.
(Law) A piece of property found but claimed by nobody
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  1. (Law) A piece of property found but claimed by nobody
  2. A person without home or friends; esp., a homeless child
  3. A person, especially a young woman, who is thin or gaunt.
Static interfering with radio reception
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  1. Static interfering with radio reception
  2. A person or thing that strays; esp., a domestic animal wandering at large
  3. One that has strayed, especially a domestic animal wandering about.
Land left dry by a permanent recession of the water line.
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  1. Land left dry by a permanent recession of the water line.
  2. (Law) Abandoned property, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
  3. A destitute person, without a home or regular job and rejected by society
A person or thing cast out or rejected, as by society
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  1. A person or thing cast out or rejected, as by society
  2. One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah. [from 14th c.]
An outcast
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  1. An outcast
  2. In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac. He is traditionally considered to be the forebear of the Arabs.
  3. (Person, proper) The son of Abraham and Hagar: he and his mother were made outcasts: Gen. 21:9-21
A person who absconds. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
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  1. A person who absconds. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
(US, politics) A member of a political party who does not support the party's nominee.
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  1. (US, politics) A member of a political party who does not support the party's nominee.
  2. One who gives up membership in or withdraws support from a political party.
  3. (Military aviation) A missed landing on an aircraft carrier; an aircraft that has made a missed landing.
An unreliable or unscrupulous person.
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  1. An unreliable or unscrupulous person.
  2. One, such as a company, that is short-lived and therefore unreliable.
  3. A fly-by-night person; esp., a debtor who runs away to escape debts
Escaping or having escaped restraint, captivity, or control:
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  1. Escaping or having escaped restraint, captivity, or control:
  2. Easily won, as a race, or decisive, as a victory
  3. Of or done by runaways or running away
That or who has escaped, especially from prison or another place of confinement.
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  1. That or who has escaped, especially from prison or another place of confinement.
Of, involving, or having the nature of crime:
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  1. Of, involving, or having the nature of crime:
  2. Shameful; disgraceful:
  3. Characteristic of a criminal.
That which wanders.
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  1. That which wanders.
  2. Nomadic
  3. That wanders; moving from place to place; roaming, roving, straying, etc.
Passing quickly; ephemeral:
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  1. Passing quickly; ephemeral:
  2. Passing swiftly; not lasting
  3. Passing quickly.
Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
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  1. Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
Hard to grasp or retain mentally; baffling
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  1. Hard to grasp or retain mentally; baffling
  2. Difficult to define or describe:
  3. Tending to elude capture, perception, comprehension, or memory:
Running away, usually from the police; on the run.
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  1. Running away, usually from the police; on the run.
That or who has escaped, especially from prison or another place of confinement.
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  1. That or who has escaped, especially from prison or another place of confinement.
Escaping or having escaped restraint, captivity, or control:
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  1. Escaping or having escaped restraint, captivity, or control:
  2. Of or done by runaways or running away
  3. Easily won, as a race, or decisive, as a victory
Lasting for a markedly brief time:
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  1. Lasting for a markedly brief time:
  2. Lasting only one day
  3. Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
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  1. Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
Fleeting; evanescent.
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  1. Fleeting; evanescent.
  2. Swift; rapid
  3. Moving swiftly and nimbly.
Passing quickly; ephemeral:
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  1. Passing quickly; ephemeral:
  2. Passing quickly.
  3. Passing swiftly; not lasting
(Botany) Withering or dropping off early.
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  1. (Botany) Withering or dropping off early.
  2. (Bot.) Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
  3. Passing quickly away; fleeting; ephemeral
Likely to occur at any moment
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  1. Likely to occur at any moment
  2. Occurring or present at every moment:
  3. Lasting for only a moment; passing; transitory
Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
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  1. Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
  2. Cursory or superficial; casual:
  3. Of brief duration; transitory:
Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
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  1. Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
  2. Having or tending to have a short life span or existence
Of or near the temple or temples (of the head)
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  1. Of or near the temple or temples (of the head)
  2. Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.
  3. Of, relating to, or limited by time:
Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence.
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  1. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence.
Passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral
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  1. Passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral
  2. Passing away with time; not permanent; temporary; transitory
Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary:
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  1. Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary:
  2. Of a passing nature; not enduring or permanent; temporary, fleeting, or ephemeral; transient
A person who has escaped, esp. from confinement
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  1. A person who has escaped, esp. from confinement
  2. One that has escaped, especially an escaped prisoner.
  3. Someone who has become free through escaping imprisonment.
One who flees, especially to another country, seeking refuge from war, political oppression, religious persecution, or a natural disaster.
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  1. One who flees, especially to another country, seeking refuge from war, political oppression, religious persecution, or a natural disaster.
A horse, team of horses, etc. that has broken loose from control of the rider or driver
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  1. A horse, team of horses, etc. that has broken loose from control of the rider or driver
  2. A person or animal that has run away.
  3. A fugitive or deserter
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