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Elope   /ɪlˈoʊp/   Listen

(past & past part. eloped; pres. part. eloping)
Run away secretly with one's beloved.  Synonym: run off.

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"Elope" Quotes from Famous Books

... flaming passion of a hell-rake, she with the sweet, appealing purity of one whose whole life had been peculiarly virginal. There followed swiftly upon their ardent confessions the determination to elope together. The night they bade adieu to Ffraddle and all it held is well known to young and old of every generation. They crept from their rooms at midnight and met at the top of the grand staircase, down which they proceeded to crawl on all ...
— Terribly Intimate Portraits • Noel Coward

... to save his soul from perdition simply by getting admitted to the bar. After discussing the matter a little longer, to my astonishment Rupert came out with a plain proposal that he and I should elope, go to New York, and ship as foremastlads in some Indiaman, of which there were then many sailing, at the proper season, from that port. I did not dislike the idea, so far as I was myself concerned; but the thought of accompanying Rupert in such ...
— Afloat And Ashore • James Fenimore Cooper

... forswears her birth and religion for infatuated love, and throws to the winds all duty and honor as a daughter; a renegade of matchless quality, stealing her father's money and jewels to elope with the fascinating ...
— Shakspere, Personal Recollections • John A. Joyce

... brought both the girl's parents to the window of their bedroom in costumes as yet by no means completed. Yet when, in reply to the demand of the squire as to what was the meaning of this arrival, it was briefly explained to him that his daughter had attempted to elope with his guest, he descended to the porch without regard to ...
— Janice Meredith • Paul Leicester Ford

... Raffles, looking at me rather hard. "At all events he has come to my rescue for the time being, and it's for me to manage the rest. You don't know what it has been, Bunny, these last few weeks; and gallantry forbids that I should tell you even now. But would you rather elope against your will, or have your continued existence made known to the world in general and the police in particular? That is practically the problem which I have had to solve, and the temporary solution was to ...
— Raffles - Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman • E. W. Hornung

... as grammar shows a sympathetic fraction then the time to elope is the same as richness. Any letter shows that. A mingling of not drinking is sweeter. There is no dust. There was a time when all the teeth that were were so expressed that some effect was bitten and yet morally, and morally is not ...
— Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein - With Two Shorter Stories • Gertrude Stein

... and slid down from his horse, And limping went to a spring-head nigh. "Why, bless me, Major, not hurt, I hope" "Battered my knee against a bar When the rush was made; all right by-and-by.— Halloa! they gave you too much rope— Go back to Mosby, eh? elope?" ...
— Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War • Herman Melville

... point with him. I should have gloried to see the stars and stripes in front at the finish. I love my country, and I love horses. Stubbs's old mezzotint of Eclipse hangs over my desk, and Herring's portrait of Plenipotentiary,—whom I saw run at Epsom,—over my fireplace. Did I not elope from school to see Revenge, and Prospect, and Little John, and Peacemaker run over the race-course where now yon suburban village flourishes, in the year eighteen hundred and ever- so-few? Though I never owned ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes

Words linked to "Elope" :   take flight, flee, fly

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