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eloping


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elope  \E*lope"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eloped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Eloping}.]  [D.  ontloopen  to  run  away  pref.  ont-  (akin  to  G. 
  ent-,  AS  and-,  cf  E.  answer)  +  loopen  to  run;  akin  to  E. 
  leap.  See  {Leap},  v.  t.] 
  To  run  away  or  escape  privately,  from  the  place  or  station 
  to  which  one  is  bound  by  duty;  --  said  especially  of  a  woman 
  or  a  man,  either  married  or  unmarried,  who  runs  away  with  a 
  paramour  or  a  sweetheart. 
 
  Great  numbers  of  them  [the  women]  have  eloped  from 
  their  allegiance.  --Addison. 




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