leave out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v leave out leave undone or leave out "How could I miss that typo?","The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
    • v leave out prevent from being included or considered or accepted "The bad results were excluded from the report","Leave off the top piece"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom
    • Leave out to omit
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do -- well, that's Memoirs.”
  • Arthur Seldon
    Arthur Seldon
    “Socialism is a vast machine for churning out piles of goods marked Take it or leave it.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert%20H.%20Humphrey
    “I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.”
  • Amelia E. Barr
    Amelia E. Barr
    “Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Howbeit, there is no penalty against tearing out o' leaves: and that must I do, if need be.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
Leaving him there, Constance went out to order breakfast served in half an hour, and to send Nelly with the key to her dressing room.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Unable to bear the sight of his distress, Prescott went quietly out, and when he was leaving the house Gertrude joined him.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
He took leave of her very quickly and went out into the damp street and faced the gusty southeast wind.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
If thou shouldst put out thy spark of coldest charity and leave me in darkness, Nika will fade and die.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
She fits them out for life before they leave the seclusion of the nursery.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
You will find out if any saw her leave the hotel, and what the time was.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
You should leave without being put out.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
But fifteen days' leave is out of the question.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
Madame was smiling, now, at some old memory that had come mysteriously out of the shadow, leaving all bitterness behind.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
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In poetry:

What wonder that I should be dreaming
Out here in the garden to-day?
The light through the leaves is streaming,—
Paulina cries, "Play!"
"A Game of Lawn Tennis" by Amy Levy
I will leave this to the summer in bud,
That unseen, in its sweetness, weaves
A glory to round her maidenhood,
As the wind swells out the leaves.
"Lucy" by Alexander Anderson
The lover of her soul cried out:
"Rather than leave her to your greed,
I would that I were walled about
With death, - and death were death indeed!"
"The Two Lovers" by Richard Hovey
Charm sleep from out the shadows with thy singing,
And when the light turns grey,
Leave me bright dreams until the dawn comes bringing
The rose-edged day.
"Request" by Virna Sheard
Sure there is room within our hearts good store;
For they can lodge transgressions by the score:
Thousand of toyes dwell there, yet out of doore
They leave thee.
"Sepulchre" by George Herbert
So joys that slip like dead leaves down,
And hopes burnt out that die in ashes,
Rise restless from their graves to crown
Our mother's brow with fadeless flashes.
"Centennial" by John Hay

In news:

"You can also use them as an excuse to get out of things or leave early," Hudson said.
The stars don't show through the roof of the 92nd Street Y ("Camping In, and Leaving the Bugs Out," front page, July 15), and the students are the poorer for their lack of outdoor experience.
Leave it to the A's to bang out 16 hits on the same night that they broke the American League record for strikeouts in a season.
Leave it to the A's to bang out 16 hits on the same night they broke the American League record for strikeouts in a season.
Leave it to 'Jersey Shore' train-wreck Snooki for bringing out the wild man in The Reeg.
The leaves of my five tomato plants started out normal looking when I planted them but the new growth doesn't look right three weeks later.
Predators, conventional wisdom holds, seek out and strike down the very young, the old, and the sick and injured, leaving the strongest animals to pass on their genes to future generations.
But if you aren't in Dallas when they leave you really miss out on all the fun.
CHICAGO (AP) — The caretaker of an elderly suburban Chicago woman has been charged with swindling her out of her condominium and leaving the disabled widow at a nursing home with no belongings.
Nick Swisher is not officially out the door yet, but he took another step closer to leaving.
HOUSTON — Linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the season with a torn left knee ligament, leaving the unbeaten Houston Texans without their top tackler and one of their emotional leaders.
Newly hired La Cañada Elementary Principal Christine Castillo will go out on maternity leave in mid-December.
He and his bandmates are leaving that question for fans to figure out for themselves.
INTERVIEWS JEFF the Brotherhood Teleport in Retro 'Leave Me Out' Video.
As it turns out, although bin Laden went to great lengths to avoid leaving a detectable digital trail — no e-mail, Internet connections, etc.
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In science:

We try to put the edge in with probability p and to leave it out with probability 1 − p.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Reference 23 treated the intrachain spin correlation at the semiclassical level which leaves out quantum fluctuations, while our RSRG treatment of the intrachain physics is fully quantum mechanical, and asymptotically exact.
Bond-randomness-induced Neel order in weakly coupled antiferromagnetic spin chains
Periods of high background were filtered out (leaving 30.0ksec of usable data).
First Look XMM-Newton EPIC Observations of the Prototypical Starburst Galaxy M82
For k ≥ 1, let Tk be the set of rooted trees with exactly k labeled leaves (the names of the labels may change according to what we see fit), the other vertices (except the root) begin unlabeled , and such that the root is the only vertex that has out-degree 1.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
This extension of the gauge group is in fact required: since ¯A now contains arbitrary, e.g. non continuous, morphisms from P to G, to mod out only by smooth gauge transformations would leave spurious degrees of freedom untouched.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
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