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 .
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.
ARSENE WENGER last night told Sir Alex Ferguson that Arsenal would fight every step of the way to steal away Manchester United's Premier League crown.
DEFENDING champion Matt Neal, from Droitwich, is tipping arch-rival Jason Plato to steal away his Dunlop British Touring Car crown this year.
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.
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.
But that loophole had some net execs wondering whether they could steal away the Osbournes.
Sir, - Are our city councillors going to prove how little they understand the concept of heritage by letting Oxford steal away one of the best bits of real living heritage anywhere in the city?
This sequel to Steal Away (1994) continues in two parallel narratives.
Yet Elijah, who has had to steal away from Italy and is living in the mountains near Ephesus, in the region where the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary took place, is still ready to continue with this assignment, and go to Jerusalem since the President is going to be there.