stay away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stay away stay clear of, avoid "Keep your hands off my wife!","Keep your distance from this man--he is dangerous"
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Quotations

  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.”
  • Meister Eckhart
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    “Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.”
  • Lillian Smith
    Lillian Smith
    “The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making.”
  • Samuel Butler
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    “Neither have they hearts to stay, nor wit enough to run away.”
  • Dorothy Parker
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    “Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away.”
  • Scott Alexander
    Scott Alexander
    “All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.”

Usage

In literature:

He grew up to be not much account if he stays away just because he and his pop had words once.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
It would have been better for him to stay away.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Ought I to have come, or stayed away?
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
I told the rest of the family to stay away from school.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
He never stayed long away.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
On the contrary, I thought you accepted every opportunity to stay away.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
Everybody seemed personally aggrieved that Betty should stay away so long.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Power to make them eager to go, and willing to stay away, from their paternal homes?
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
It looks so odd, her being the only one to stay away!
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
He feels that he has stayed away from sorrow too long.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

"Thou'rt passing from the lake's green side,
And the hunter's hearth away;
For the time of flowers, for the summer's pride,
Daughter! thou canst not stay.
"Edith: A Tale Of The Woods" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Ah ! you call me but to mock me,
Fairy folk who will not stay ;
While I hasten to your summons,
As a mist you fade away ;
As a dream, I dream awaking
On the border of the day.
"The Song Unsung" by Dollie Radford
Then come, kind god, and chase my cares away,
Sooth the poor flutterer of my beating breast,
With haggard Misery one moment stay,
Nor fly, thus scornful, from a wretch distrest.
"Invocation To Sleep" by Charlotte Dacre
'Twas the cry of the souls who loved him so --
But the Angel of Death sang: "Children, no!"
And a voice like Christ's from the far away,
Sounded sweet and low: "He may not stay."
"In Memoriam (Father Keeler)" by Abram Joseph Ryan
'Twas the wail of thousands who loved him so,
But the Angel of Death murmured low: "No, no;"
And the voice of his angel from far away,
Sang to Christ in heav'n: "He must not stay."
"In Memoriam (Father Keeler)" by Abram Joseph Ryan
But nae guile had she, and her sorrow away,
The wife of her Jamie, the tear couldna stay;
A bonnie wee bairn--the auld folks by the fire--
Oh, now she has a' that her heart can desire.
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley

In news:

Polls indicate that President Obama is becoming, appropriately, so unpopular that many Democrats will tell him to stay away.
When Mission to Mars turned out to be more about the long, boring mission than anything else, science fiction fans stayed away in droves.
Prosecutor ordered to stay away from teen.
Stay away from downed power lines.
He says rabies can be deadly in humans and he advises residents to stay away from animals that are behaving strangely.
Mali's canoe owners suffer as tourists stay away from rebel north.
The singer no longer has to stay away from ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who did not oppose the change.
The stay-away order was granted Friday against Jason Luis Rivera by Superior Court Judge William D Stewart.
Two brothers in Maine say they've developed a tool that lets firefighters stay away from even the most dangerous fires.
Won't Tell Chick-fil-A To Stay Away.
University of Virginia mostly stayed away from raiding Penn State's roster.
The judge handling the case just announced that he has ordered Jason Luis Rivera to stay away from the star for the next three years.
The scissor -wielding man who tried to break into Miley Cyrus' L.A. Home a few months ago has been ordered to stay away from the pop star for the next 3 years.
A health warning - stay away from the Kings River.
Muslim Women Warned to Stay Away From Bananas, Cucumbers and Other Sexual Foods.
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In science:

Moreover, our assumptions imply that the ’ends’ of u stay away from the singular points.
Pseudoholomorphic Strips in Symplectisations I: Asymptotic Behavior
In the former case, one stays away from the fragmentation regions where the properties of the system may be different from those in the central region.
Energy dependence of strangeness production
Of course one should stay away from black holes for this experiment.
Dark energy - dark matter - and black holes: The music of the universe
This follows from the fact that the approximations in the proof hold uniformly in L as long as L stays uniformly bounded away from 0 and ∞.
Adaptive goodness-of-fit tests based on signed ranks
Finally (step 3), we treat alternatives converging to zero at a slow rate or staying uniformly bounded away from zero.
Adaptive goodness-of-fit tests based on signed ranks
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