take leave


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take leave go away or leave
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mexican version of the Tooth Fairy is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place
    • Take leave to assume permission: to part, say farewell
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  • William Wordsworth
    “The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.”
  • Arthur Seldon
    Arthur Seldon
    “Socialism is a vast machine for churning out piles of goods marked Take it or leave it.”
  • Buddy Hackett
    Buddy Hackett
    “As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.”
  • Edward Gardner
    Edward Gardner
    “It's not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness.”
  • John French
    John French
    “Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Take life as you find it, but don't leave it that way”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lǽfan, to leave a heritage (láf), lifian, to be remaining.


In literature:

Felix for many months had been accustomed to take leave of Mary Snow with a kiss.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Fortified by these ideas, we emerged from the tent, properly equipped, and then had to take leave of the little girls.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
It was now time to take leave of my dusky companion.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Taking leave of Cobb, I departed.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
So, silently, he blessed them, taking leave of them in peace.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Take a crime from a clergyman's house, and leave an attendant.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
I must leave you now; take his arm, Harcourt, for half an hour, and then join us at dinner at the Piazza.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
M. de Beaumont's departure from this country without taking leave of the Queen was neither very becoming.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
If I was going to take him, I shouldn't want your leave.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

"For what I have done I take my fee,
But no blessing I leave on it," said he,
"Everybody knows,
Everybody knows
"Blades" by Padraic Colum
A tender leave she gently takes
Of him all wounded laid
Upon his weary couch of pain,
But hides her errand sad.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
O pensive autumn! how I grieve
Thy sorrowing face to see!
When languid suns are taking leave
Of every drooping tree.
"Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq." by William Shenstone
Be it so! I'll take fresh heart,
From the spot beloved depart,
Leave Armida once again,—
Come then! here no more remain.
"Rinaldo" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
`Thus fares it still in our decay:
And yet the wiser mind
Mourns less for what Age takes away,
Than what it leaves behind.
"The Fountain" by William Wordsworth
But take from them all help and stay,
And leave them to despair,
Which feeds upon them night and day,
This is the damned's share.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan

In news:

A mother disappears leaving behind friends, family, and a mystery that would take 30 years to solve.
Bobby Cremins to take leave of absence from College of Charleston.
Cooper to take leave for surgery.
O'Connor to take leave of absence from SUNY.
Campus EssentialsLocal college-bound students offer advice on what to take with you and what to leave behind.
Technically, Jessica Williams is still a student at Cal State Long Beach, though few would blame her for taking a leave of absence.
The Oregonian Mike Bellotti will take a $2.3 million thank you with him as he leaves Oregon.
Is there ever a good time to get the news that 29 jobs will leave your community, taking with them an important corporate citizen.
Schilling taking leave of absence from ESPN.
Michael Flowers, a senior guard for the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team, is taking a temporary leave of absence from the team for medical reasons.
Voice of Elmo takes leave of absence after underage sex allegations.
If I feel uncomfortable, I will leave and take the boys.
Leave it to the always innovative James (823 S. Eighth St.) to take beer dinners to beyond the simple pouring-and-pairing formula.
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash accused of relationship with boy , 16, taking leave from 'Sesame Street.
We take this holiday staple dish and cut out nearly 300 calories a serving while leaving in the flavor and health benefits.

In science:

Phase 2 : In phase2 also we are traversing through a binary tree in which only leaves are taking part in writing.
Efficient cache oblivious algorithms for randomized divide-and-conquer on the multicore model
This means, we take the same transportation map, but use the λ mass more efficiently. ˜q leaves some λ mass far out and instead uses the same amount of λ mass which is closer to the target ξ .
Optimal transport between random measures
Thus, we can take L and L′ to be two leaves on this pre-Lagrangian torus.
On the Legendrian and transverse classification of cablings
The population transfer taking place at weak and strong laser intensities leaves its finger-prints in the dynamics of the excited states.
Non-adiabatic effects in long-pulse mixed-field orientation of a linear polar molecule
The resulting strong bonding-antibonding energy split between A1 and A2 orbitals pushes them far away from the Fermi level, leaving B1 and B2 orbitals to form a low energy subspace which takes responsibility for the main physics of the system.
d+id' Chiral Superconductivity in Bilayer Silicene