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ā-vŏlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n., fly forth or away: “per aetherias umbras,Cat. 66, 55: “auspicanti pullos avolāsse,Suet. Galb. 18 fin.; Dig. 41, 1, 5.—Hence, of persons, to flee away, to go away quickly, to hasten away (opp. advolare, to flee to): “experiar certe, ut hinc avolem,Cic. Att. 9, 10: “avolat ipse,Verg. A. 11, 712: “citatis equls avolant Romam,Liv. 1, 57, 8; 3, 61, 7 (al. advolat).—So of dying: “Critoni non persuasi me hinc avolaturum,that I shall flee from this world, Cic. Tusc. 1, 43, 103.—Of the vanishing of pleasure: “Fluit voluptas corporis et prima quaequo avolat,Cic. Fin. 2, 32, 106.
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