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If you abscond you leave secretly, typically because you did something inappropriate and you want avoid the negative consequences of staying. For the same, reason, you typically hide yourself away from prying eyes when you abscond.

This brings up the question of what you did to piss off someone or, more likely, a number of people so much that they would like to inflict negative consequences on you. What’s more, they are, pretty much by definition, not merely negative consequences, but consequences so negative that you think that fleeing, despite all of the effort and trouble it involves, is a better option than sticking around and suffering the consequences.

You really ought to be more careful and honorable. Then you wouldn’t feel the need to abscond, probably at a great cost and inconvenience to you and your loved ones.

This is not to say that I have any personal experience with absconding, you understand.

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