leave behind


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v leave behind leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking "leave it as is","leave the young fawn alone","leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"
    • v leave behind be survived by after one's death "He left six children","At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
    • v leave behind depart and not take along "He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe"
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  • William Wordsworth
    “The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    “And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves It's pretty, but is it Art?”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.”
  • Edmond Haracourt
    Edmond Haracourt
    “To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.”
  • Edward Gardner
    Edward Gardner
    “It's not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness.”


In literature:

After that he would not go near the shallows; for a new experience had come into his life, leaving its shadow dark behind it.
"Wilderness Ways" by William J Long
If I go to Quebec, I must leave you behind, my Kate!
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Take me not, heaven, too soon; 'twill be unkind To leave the partner of my bed behind.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
The knight and his followers crossed the threshold, leaving one of the torch-bearers behind them.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
The marks, however, which he leaves behind are, for a time, ineffaceable.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
He would have gone long ago like the rest, but he does not like to leave the stores behind.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
So on we went, leaving the weary and exhausted behind to follow on as soon as possible.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
Rise, Glenfernie, and leave her behind!
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
I plan not to wait till I die and then leave behind for public purposes money which I cannot take with me.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
And yet, now the master of the estate was about to depart, for nobody knew how long, and leave his faithful servant behind.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton

In poetry:

Ever, ever, on he rushes,
Leaves the towers' flame-tipp'd summits,
Marble palaces, the offspring
Of his fullness, far behind.
"Mahomet's Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When the lightning struck my side,
Love shrieked and for ever died,
Leaving nought of him behind
But these playthings of the mind.
"Come, My Celia" by Richard Le Gallienne
My dearest Love, since thou wilt go,
And leave me here behind thee;
For love or pity, let me know
The place where I may find thee.
"A Dialogue betwixt himself and Mistress Eliza Wheeler, under the name of Amarillis" by Robert Herrick
Behind the sea-wall's rugged length,
Unchanged, your leaves unfold,
Like love behind the manly strength
Of the brave hearts of old.
"The Mayflowers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Ah, truest soul of womankind!
Without thee what were life ?
One bliss I cannot leave behind:
I'll take— my— precious— wife!"
"The Old Man Dreams" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sin has a thousand treach'rous arts
To practise on the mind;
With flatt'ring looks she tempts our hearts,
But leaves a sting behind.
"Hymn 150" by Isaac Watts

In news:

In final debate, Mitt Romney leaves behind the 'leading from behind' critique .
At Rio Salado, a community college with about 70,000 students, 43,000 of them online, Mr Lange got excited about the behavioral data students leave behind: the vast wake of clicks captured by software that runs Web courses.
Davy Jones leaves behind an incredible gift of music COMMENTARY Alan K Stout.
Trooper Fox leaves behind a wife and will be buried in a cemetery in Grayson County.
Officials cite studies that have shown more than 48 percent of victims wait or refuse to leave an abusive situation because they don't want to leave a pet behind.
The Lone Star State's best hope for substantial rain in months is nearly gone, leaving behind only paltry rainfall totals and strong breezes.
Police said Eva Montanez likely died of a drug overdose before three individuals dumped her body and buried it in leaves behind a businesses at 900 W North Temple on Nov 5.
Breast cancer victim leaves behind electronic love notes.
The Frisbee inventor, Walter Fredrick Morrison, leaves behind millions of plastic discs and one of America's most popular pastimes.
Peter Granger leaves behind legacy of care in Toronto and Vancouver.
An unwanted, sticky glaze showing up in several parts of Texas has been blamed on recent rains and what bugs leave behind.
A Sandy Survivor Leaves Behind a Heartbreaking Goodbye Note at the Jersey Shore.
TAHLEQUAH — As the men and women who fight and die for the protection and security of the US remain a focus of attention during commemorations, the families they leave behind need to be remembered for their own commitment to the cause.
As US trade gap balloons, China soars with more high-tech products and leaves behind its cheap-export reputation.
Lower Providence water tower fall victim leaves behind wife, 6 kids.

In science:

First, a particle can leave the system through a boundary with rate β , leaving a vacancy behind it.
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in a Non-Conserving Two-Species Driven Model
We see that the outgoing dilaton wave carries with it the cone’s curvature, leaving behind an expanding flat disk.
Closed String Tachyon Condensation: An Overview
Our model is compatible to the supernova connection – a supernova explosion leaves behind a compact star, which triggers the GRB weeks to years later.
Cooling of a New Born Compact Star with QCD Phase Transition
We note that the box of the PIC simulation behind the spectrum presented in Fig. 7.22 is not large enough to cover the whole shock ramp (ions are not fully thermalized when they leave the simulation domain).
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Thus, we see that Einstein towards the end of his life tended to leave behind ‘geometry’ and take on ‘algebra’ vis-`a-vis the quantum domain.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity