steal away


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steal away (from someone or something)

to sneak away from someone or something. The thief stole away from the policeman. We stole away from the boring lecture.
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steal away

v.
To leave quietly without being noticed: During the party, the lovers stole away to the garden.
See also: away, steal
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Almost 200 years ago a French naturalist wrote that "enticed by the riches that would come from vanquishing whales, man disturbed the peace of their vast wilderness, violated their haven, wiped out all those unable to steal away to the inaccessible wasteland of icy polar seas .
They may steal away when the rising sun spooks the fish but always return for another try, growing old in their climb up the weights ladder towards a double-figure whopper.
It tends to sneak up on you, deliver the sermon with a punch, and steal away under sanguine cover.
Detractors called it a "Digg clone" and became irate when he offered to steal away top Digg contributors with cash.
Facebook, having over 750 million users worldwide, might be able to steal away some of it market share in the growing mobile instant messenger market, the paper said.
Blaydon, meanwhile, could not steal away from their flying Cornwall visit with anything other than defeat.
DEFENDING champion Matt Neal, from Droitwich, is tipping arch-rival Jason Plato to steal away his Dunlop British Touring Car crown this year.
There's that grin, fixed like a bayonet, as they steal away the vodka you had planned for landing, because they need to "Pop your tray up, sir.
I steal away for my weekly fix of Pobol y Cwm - two hours of pure escapism.
We anticipate that Disney's 'Chicken Little' will likely continue to steal away the remainder of the family audience for the next couple of weeks followed by Warner Bros.
Raggedy Ann, Andy, and Raggedy Dog try to get prince Luke back to Pixley Castle before Count Gerich can steal away the throne.
Only the first, Steal Away, escaped more or less unscathed.
What he doesn't know is that the spooky master of the manor plans to steal away his wife, Sara (Marsha Thomason), who is the spitting image of his long-dead lover.
Now, the Fureys continue to entertain their fans with concerts that feature all their popular tracks, including The Green Fields of France, Steal Away, Now Is The Hour and Clare To Here.
This sequel to Steal Away (1994) continues in two parallel narratives.