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Definition of Fugitive

Fugitive

  1. Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor.
  2. Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; -- applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea.
  3. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice.
  4. Something hard to be caught or detained.

Fugitive Quotations

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
George Santayana

Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
Charles Baudelaire

A decent beard has long been the number one must-have fashion item for any fugitive from justice.
Craig Brown

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive. We're always on the side of the animal being chased.
Norman Jewison

Tommy Lee Jones is hilarious. I would say, if you look at the body of his work, the character he is most like is the one in 'The Fugitive.' That's how he talks and jokes. That is the type of energy he has.
Will Smith
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Fugitive Translations

fugitive in Latin is profugus
fugitive in Norwegian is flyktning, flyktig, flyktende
fugitive in Spanish is fugitivo
fugitive in Swedish is flykting
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