Runaway

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Runaway

1. A slang term for high inflation that proves difficult to control.

2. See: Runaway gap.
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When his tribe had returned the three runaways, he was given his freedom.
And the great white master held a court, after which, one by one, the runaways were tied up and given twenty lashes each, and sentenced to a fine of fifteen dollars.
Step in an' curl up in the corner; we ain't goin' to let folks see little runaway gals, 'cause they're goin' back to begin all over ag'in
If he wonders you didn't tell him before, say it's a runaway match, and the bride is waiting for you.
For the dog, I know it to be the cur of the runaway slave Gurth, a useless fugitive like its master.
A runaway monk turned mystic might well want it for some mystical purpose.
The world welcomed me back, and I returned the compliment by sulking like the recaptured runaway I was at heart.
Whoever you are, good people' (she says), 'a hundred pounds reward, if you find the runaway murderer.
He was a husky youngster of seventeen, a runaway apprentice, he told me, from an English ship in Australia.
Some who had more wits than they knew what to do with; runaway slaves with plantation manners, who listened from time to time, like the fox in the fable, as if they heard the hounds a-baying on their track, and looked at me beseechingly, as much as to say, --
At last, by sheer luck, a Carabineer[2] happened along, who, hearing all that noise, thought that it might be a runaway colt, and stood bravely in the middle of the street, with legs wide apart, firmly resolved to stop it and prevent any trouble.
The friendliness with which he was received at the Glandier may be explained by the fact that he had once rendered Mademoiselle Stangerson a great service by stopping, at the peril of his own life, the runaway horses of her carriage.