To try to find some happy ending, in a way, falsifies, flees from the reality.
One response can be equally absurd: if he flees because he sold ‘his story’ arrest him at the book signing!
Rick flees the underworld, in this case the prison, and returns to the world as a hero.
But he loses his backpack in the process and it stays with the cops as he flees down the walkway toward Brooklyn.
The 1960s-set film centers on a young teenage couple that flees their New England town.
Gladys turns and flees off with a scream; the Play-play fades.
He rushes at Villain, who flees and scales the park railings.
He had aged ten years in the last fortnight, and his eyes had the shifting look of a man who flees an inward fear.
It flees from men, knowing that they regard it with aversion.
Moment by moment her girlhood seemed to slip away from her, like some bright vision that flees at day-break.
Old English fleon "take flight, fly from, avoid, escape" (contracted class II strong verb; past tense fleah, past participle flogen), from Proto-Germanic *thleukhanan (cf. Old High German fliohan, Old Norse flöja, Old Frisian flia, Dutch vlieden, German fliehen, Gothic þliuhan "to flee"), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic.
Weak past tense and past participle fled emerged Middle English, under influence of Scandinavian. Old English had a transitive form, geflieman "put to flight," which came in handy in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Related: Fleeing.