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Spirit away   /spˈɪrət əwˈeɪ/   Listen
Spirit away

verb
1.
Carry off mysteriously; as if by magic.  Synonym: spirit off.
2.
Carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously.






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"Spirit away" Quotes from Famous Books



... Mr. Goodnow hesitated he added, "You can send Some one with me to see that I don't spirit away the parcel, and ...
— Cast Upon the Breakers • Horatio Alger

... Cohen's agonized description of the man who had sold him the diamond, Colonel Jarras believed he recognized John Buckhurst. But how on earth Buckhurst had obtained access to the jewels, or how he had managed to spirit away the cross from the very centre of the Tuileries, could only be explained through the theory of accomplices among the trusted intimates of the imperial entourage. And if there existed such ...
— The Maids of Paradise • Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers

... contest a case of any importance in the courts with one of these corporations which make a business, as a warning to other possible plaintiffs, of wearing out the unfortunate plaintiff with the law's costly delays; and failing this do not hesitate to spirit away the plaintiff's witnesses, and to pack and buy juries—retaining a special class of attorneys for this work—the command of great corporate revenues enabling them to accomplish their ends, and to utterly ruin nearly every man having the ...
— The Arena - Volume 4, No. 21, August, 1891 • Various



Words linked to "Spirit away" :   bear away, take away, carry away, carry off, bear off



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