• A Yank going on leave
    A Yank going on leave
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leaving the act of departing
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Interwoven stems ending in decorative leaves Interwoven stems ending in decorative leaves
Leaving Home Leaving Home
Ink impressions of leaves Ink impressions of leaves
Ink impressions of leaves: White oak. Linden Ink impressions of leaves: White oak. Linden
Ribby leaves Tabitha's shop Ribby leaves Tabitha's shop
Washington Leaving His Home Washington Leaving His Home

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country
    • n leaving Departure; death.
    • n leaving That which is left; a remnant or relic; refuse: nearly always in the plural.
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
  • Edward Young
    “To leave a sting within a brother's heart.”
  • Coco Chanel
    “There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.”
  • Groucho Marx
    “No man goes before his time -- unless the boss leaves early.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself.”


French leave - To take French leave is to leave a gathering without saying goodbye or without permission.
Gardening leave - (UK) If someone is paid for a period when they are not working, either after they have given in their notice or when they are being investigated, they are on gardening leave.
Leave no stone unturned - If you look everywhere to find something, or try everything to achieve something, you leave no stone unturned.
Leave well alone - If you leave something well alone, you keep a safe distance from it, either physically or metaphorically.


In literature:

Then Dame Ross not to trespass on her young mistress's indulgence, arose and respectfully took her leave.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Hold up the head, and leave off striking the table with your elbows.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
There we also will leave them.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Wal, I can leave ye there comin' back.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7." by Various
A three-feet bed should be prepared by taking out the soil in such a manner as to leave two ridges for the roots.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
He took leave, and we have never since heard from him or any other person on the subject.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
If this plant cannot be had, the leaves from some other variegated white and green leaved plant will do.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
The first volume contains 255 leaves: the second, 196 leaves.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Now cut down the entire length of the dough, leaving two inches on each end.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
I met a man last night who knows you, an Egyptian army man on leave, Verreker.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens

In poetry:

O do not leave me, mother, lest I weep;
Till I forget, be near me in that chair.
The mother's presence leads her down to sleep—
Leaves her contented there.
"O Do Not Leave Me" by George MacDonald
O do not leave me, lover, brother, friends,
Till I am dead, and resting in my place.
Love-compassed thus, the girl in peace ascends,
And leaves a raptured face.
"O Do Not Leave Me" by George MacDonald
I cannot say my faith is strong,
I dare not hope my love is great;
But strength and love to Thee belong,
O, do not leave me desolate!
O, do not leave me desolate!
"My God! O Let Me Call Thee Mine!" by Anne Bronte
Leave me, O leave me! my o'erwearied feet,
O my beloved! may walk no more with thee;
For I am standing where the circles meet
That mortals name, Time and Eternity.
"Dying Song" by Alice Cary
A poet writing honey of his dear
Leaves the wet page,—ah! leaves it long to dry.
The bride forgets it is her marriage-morn,
The bridegroom too forgets as I go by.
"Beauty Accurst" by Richard Le Gallienne
We part--but by those dew-drops clear,
My love for thee will last for ever;
I leave thee--but thy image dear,
Thy tender smiles, will leave me never.
Fare thee well, &c.
"Fare Thee Well" by Robert Gilfillan

In news:

For many tulip trees, their contribution to the smorgasbord of colors seen each fall in Northeast Missouri is their yellow leaves.
Tuesday’s election results leaves me feeling like a foreigner in my own country.
Kirk Hinrich never wanted to leave the Bulls, and now he's back, a little older and wiser.
The nondiscrimination policy was clarified by the university after a Christian fraternity asked a gay male student to leave the group last fall.
Catholic student group to leave Vanderbilt campus over ' all-comers ' policy.
Lifting the veil, math don't care, if Sandy were a wedding, the life of a suburban meth addict, and the art of leaving Minnesota.
Screaming Females' "Leave It All Up To Me" Video.
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CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard leaves post.
Wizards to leave early to avoid Hurricane.
Bake for about 1 hour and 40 minutes, until the leaves are crisp.
Sumacs shriek beside the winding two-lane road, their irate leaves flushed wrathful red.
Save the Children head of PR leaves to join Amaze PR.
Music Theatre production leaves amazement in its wake.

In science:

At first sight, this experiment seems to involve unrandomized-inclusive randomizations, because soils are randomized to leaves in the first randomization, and then viruses are randomized to leaves, taking into account the location of the soils.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
This fixes r∂r up to a Hamiltonian vector field Hϕ tangent to the leaves such that Hϕyω0 = −˜dϕ, with ˜d the exterior derivative along the symplectic leaves and ϕ = ϕ(z , ¯z , xa , ya) an arbitrary real function.
Generalized Geometry in AdS/CFT and Volume Minimization
For the join case, the provider should calculate the GRV of new provider using mechanism demonstrated on line 8-13 in Algorithm 1. As for the leave case, the broker should pop out the leaving provider from the provider list and update provider ranks accordingly using steps shown on line 16-17 in Algorithm 1.
An Architectural Design for Brokered Collaborative Content Delivery System
Note that we are assuming a “cooperative leaving” behavior: players release their unused random elements to the system before leaving.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
Consider |T1 |, counting rooted labeled trees in G with 2 leaves (i.e. paths with a distinguished vertex) and at most 5 vertices and where both leaves are in Z .
Longest cycles in sparse random digraphs