No reproachful teacher, no truant officer threatening arrest and the Juvenile Court, ever darkened her horizon.
"It should have opened and imprisoned you, as a truant dryad," said he.
One of our truant officers went to a poor home to find out why a boy who lived there had been absent from school for several days.
He was a man grown, not a truant child to be led away by the ear for punishment.
Lunch was lingering in the dining-room, left there for the truant Mr Hickson; but of the children or Ruth there was no sign.
But that, in her delight at recovering her truant, Martin did not notice.
Wolfe hearing the joyous news started out to bring back the truant as a lesson to others.
"Allow me to return your truant hat, Miss Patterdale," said Laud.
They have even gone so far as to ascertain that William was no truant lord to willingly desert his lonesome lady.
We got our truant school, and one way that led to the jail was blocked.
early 13c., "beggar, vagabond," from Old French truant "beggar, rogue" (12c.), from Gaulish *trougant- (cf. Breton *truan, later truant "vagabond," Welsh truan "wretch," Gaelic truaghan "wretched"). Cf. Spanish truhan "buffoon," from same source. Meaning "one who wanders from an appointed place" is first attested mid-15c. The adjective is recorded from 1540s.