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spirit away

To take, sneak, or carry someone or something away in a mysterious, secretive, or furtive manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "spirit" and "away." Often used in passive constructions. Someone spirited away the suspect just before he was due to be arraigned in court. Evidence of the politician's involvement in the scandal appears to have been spirited away.
See also: away, spirit

spirit off

To take, sneak, or carry someone or something away in a mysterious, secretive, or furtive manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "spirit" and "off." Often used in passive constructions. Someone spirited off the suspect just before he was due to be arraigned in court. Evidence of the politician's involvement in the scandal appears to have been spirited off. The sneaky child spirited the candy off while no one was looking.
See also: off, spirit

spirit someone or something away (somewhere)

to sneak someone or something away to another place. The police spirited the prisoner away before the crowd assembled in front of the jail. They spirited away the celebrity.
See also: away, spirit

spirit someone or something off (to some place)

to hurry someone or something away, presumably unnoticed, to another place. Aunt Jane spirited the children off to bed at half-past eight. She spirited off the leftover roast beef.
See also: off, spirit

spirit away

Carry off mysteriously or secretly, as in The police found that the documents had been spirited away from the office. This term derives from the noun spirit, in the sense of "a supernatural being such as a ghost." [Second half of 1600s]
See also: away, spirit

spirit away

v.
To carry someone or something off mysteriously or secretly: The lawyers spirited away the documents. In the folktale, an old giant spirited the children away.
See also: away, spirit
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Rabieh also downplays the natural protectiveness of spiritedness and its connection to risk.
The lawman also paid tribute to the "public spiritedness" of two pensioners who chased Loyden in their car and noted the registration number of the getaway vehicle.
However, there have been great moments of public spiritedness during the big freeze, such as the Wrexham taxi driver who let an elderly passenger stay in his home overnight after she was trapped outside her village by the snow.
"These security men had been targeted and Mr Parker and Mr Williams showed a high degree of courage and public spiritedness The four of them deserve to be re warded from public funds."
Judge Nigel Gilmour QC asked prosecutor Philip Boyd to thank the three witnesses for their public spiritedness in reporting their concerns.
Mr Armstrong praised the teenager, from Leam Lane, Felling, for his public spiritedness in handing over the camera.
I applaud them for their bravery and public spiritedness.
He added: "It seems to me that Mr Pope showed a great deal of courage and public spiritedness in his determination that this man should be detained, and great self-restraint in using proportionate force and perseverance in achieving that.
Simon Keay, 16, of Stockton's Ian Ramsey Church of England School, was nominated by headteacher Barry Winter for his "inspirational qualities in the fields of public performance, public spiritedness and modern language learning".
something else does--sometimes spiritedness, sometimes pleasure,
And even while doing so, they rededicate themselves to the common national ideals that bind them together." "The common national ideals" Jones had in mind include Americans' enthusiasm for religious expression and, on a secular plane, their civic spiritedness and freedom of cultural definition.
Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner of Solihull Police, said: "Fiona's leadership, dedication and public spiritedness has played a huge part in helping us all continually improve."
At the High Court in Glasgow, Lord Turnbull told McCue: "Mrs Duffy's bravery and public spiritedness deserves to be recognised.
So it's a rosy account, with none of the harsh exposures of hypocrisy and mean spiritedness exposed by her near contemporary Caradog Evans from the Teifi Valley further south.
While their community- spiritedness is commendable, their English was less so.