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Abducting   Listen
adjective
abducting  adj.  
1.
(Physiol.) Drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part; used especially of muscles. Antonym: adducent.
Synonyms: abducent






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"Abducting" Quotes from Famous Books



... momentarily Alan paused. So strange a thing! My mind whirled with it; struggled to encompass it. And like the meaningless pieces of a puzzle, dropping so easily into place when the key-piece is fitted. I saw Polter stealing that fragment of gold; abducting Dr. Kent—perhaps because Polter himself was not fully acquainted with the secret. And now, Polter, up here with a fabulously rich "gold mine." And Babs, abducted ...
— Astounding Stories, March, 1931 • Various

... he knew that it was the Jinnee who was abducting him in this sensational manner, and he was rather relieved than alarmed by Fakrash's summary proceeding, for he seemed, for once, to have hit upon the best way out of a situation ...
— The Brass Bottle • F. Anstey

... committed on a charge of abducting Lena Dinser, a young girl thirteen years old, whom, it was alleged, her father, George Dinser, had sold to Hallock for purposes of prostitution, was again brought yesterday before Judge Westbrook in the Supreme Court Chambers, on the writ of habeas ...
— Women and the Alphabet • Thomas Wentworth Higginson



Words linked to "Abducting" :   adducent, abducent, physiology



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