• WordNet 3.6
    • adj departed dead "he is deceased","our dear departed friend"
    • adj departed well in the past; former "bygone days","dreams of foregone times","sweet memories of gone summers","relics of a departed era"
    • n departed someone who is no longer alive "I wonder what the dead person would have done"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Alas! alas! where is our bliss departed?" "Alas! alas! where is our bliss departed?"

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was written in 1939 for a store promotion by an advertising employee of the department store Montgomery Ward
    • departed Gone; vanished; dead.
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  • John Morley
    John Morley
    “They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.”
  • Hannah More
    “Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.”
  • Bible
    “Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from their house.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.”


In literature:

Before I departed I received the twenty pounds, and departed with a light heart to my lodgings.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
A graphic story was told by Edsy Vincent, a member of the Dayton fire department.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
When he departed they gave him three rousing cheers.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
According to the War Department, the relationship between Negroes (p. 034) and the Army was a mutual obligation.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
These princes departed from Rome on the fourteenth of April.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
Department work was first taken up in 1878, six departments being considered.
"Two Decades" by Frances W. Graham and Georgeanna M. Gardenier
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers' Bulletin No.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Philadelphia was in glee over the transfer of the departments.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Previously, however, the various departments particularly had made interesting history.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
The department of justice comprised the Curia; that of finance, the Exchequer.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg

In poetry:

Thus let me serve Thee from my heart
Whatever be my written fate,
Whether thus early to depart
Or yet awhile to wait.
"Last Lines" by Anne Bronte
Dumpy lady, please depart,
You are nobody's sweetheart.
Lay aside your silly tray.
Thanks; we won't have fish to-day.
"Lines to a Canberra Stamp" by C J Dennis
He came as sudden as a thought,
And so departed too.
What made him leave his task unwrought?
It was the sight of you.
"Death at the Window" by Robert Fuller Murray
To-night across a wild wet plain
A shadow sobs and strays;
The trees are whispering in the rain
Of long departed days.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall
Yet, if thou wilt from thence depart,
Take a bad lodging in my heart;
For thou canst make a debter,
And make it better.
"The Starre" by George Herbert
Depart from me, ye wicked race,
Whose hands and hearts are ill;
I love my God, I love his ways,
And must obey his will.
"Psalm 119 part 15" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Representatives from pig farmers' associations protested outside the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday, demanding that the department stand firm on the ban against ractopamine.
The advice comes from Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as we enter November, the month when the most collisions with wildlife usually occur.
The Justice Department Tuesday announced that it has launched an investigation of the Albuquerque , New Mexico, police department involving allegations of excessive force use and use of unreasonable deadly force.
The US Justice Department says it is launching an investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department after a string of officer-involved shootings and a number of high-profile abuse cases.
The Justice Department said on Tuesday it launched a civil rights probe into whether the police department in Albuquerque , New Mexico, has shown a pattern of using excessive force on civilians.
Texas Department of Transportation — Texas Department of Transportation maintenance technicians will once again be riding to the rescue of drivers with vehicle problems along I-35 this Thanksgiving season.
The acting head of the US Justice Department's Antitrust Division, Joseph Wayland, will step down as of November 16, a department spokeswoman said on Thursday.
According to a press release from the Newport Police Department, on September 5, 2012, at about 10:00 PM, Newport Police Department officers were dispatched to Ashley Drive in Newport in reference to.
The department says 275 trophy bull elk archery hunting licenses will be offered for sale on a first-come, first-served basis on the department's website.
The Health Department reported this afternoon that at 11:45 am there was a report of a strange odor at the Peninsula Health Department on J. Clyde Morris Blvd next to Riverside Hospital.
While the university's music department frequently performs during the holidays, the theatre department's productions are generally performed in the spring.
The US Department of Justice will deliver findings and recommendations on Thursday following a review of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department's use of force.
The department had competed against Rural-Metro and Grants Pass Rural Fire Department .
Active firemen are also being sought, and Schneider explained that the department is hoping to start a junior program to encourage younger residents to get involved with the fire department .
The Insurance Service Office rating of fire-department capabilities is a 1-through-10 scale, Gann said, and the best his woodland fire department can hope for without benefit of fire hydrants is a 9.

In science:

The cost to be payed is a value of (∂ V /∂ T )vibr P which in some cases may considerably depart from the expected value.
Can experiments select the configurational component of excess entropy?
Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, 475 N.
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior
This is unlike the behavior of rings with λ0 = 0◦ which, in the absence of suitable perturbations, do not depart from the equatorial plane as they evolve toward a final equilibrium state with ur = uθ = 0 (see §3.1).
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior
The Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington is acknowledged for its hospitality and the Department of Energy for support during a visit of the Summer Program on Neutron Stars, during which most of the work leading to Fig. 2 was done.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, P.O.
Detections of Ro-Vibrational H$_2$ Emission from the Disks of T Tauri Stars