fugitive fugitive  /ˈfju dʒə tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
  2. (n) someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
  3. (adj) lasting for a markedly brief time

Usage(s):

  • The previous week, Afghan militiamen had claimed to be closing in on fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Omar in Helmand province, but then the one-eyed cleric simply vanished.

News

  1. Fugitive Couple Sought in Murder of Adopted Toddler

    MAYWOOD, Calif. — An intensive hunt for a fugitive couple wanted in connection with the killing of their 2-year-old daughter in Mississippi is underway in Maywood and surrounding cities after the pair was allegedly spotted in the area selling cars, …
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KTLA-TV Los Angeles

  2. Fugitive wanted for high speed chase

    Fugitive of the week: U.S. Marshals looking for Jamale Thompson for avoiding arrest.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Toledo News Now

  3. Fugitive of the Week wanted for assault on officer

    Fugitive rammed a police cruiser, fought with police officers then disappeared after posting bond
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WKYC Cleveland

Quotes

  1. "What the American people are looking for is not a blame game, but who is trying to clean it up," Schumer said. "For six years, there was no ethics reform." "Nobody knew he was a fugitive. When we found out something is wrong, we...
    on Sep 2, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Forbes

  2. "He thought it was a good show - well filmed, well directed and well acted," Hayward Morse said. "He had nothing disparaging to say about The Fugitive. "
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Hayward Morse Source: USA Today

  3. "She is bold to put herself on worldwide television," Crockett said. "She must know she's a fugitive in at least one state."
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Davy Crockett Source: FOXNews

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