spirit away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v spirit away carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously
    • v spirit away carry off mysteriously; as if by magic
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Quotations

  • M. Scott Peck
    M. Scott Peck
    “Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.”

Usage

In literature:

Witnesses were spirited away, and at length the prosecution was abandoned.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
Kaboniyan has told us how to keep the evil spirits away, but if we fail to do as he said, they always make trouble.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
The going of little Denise seemed to have torn away a living and quivering part of his spirit.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
Objects were spirited away, and reappeared as oddly as they had vanished.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
Hear how they cry out for the children whom you have spirited away!
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
He laid them down, and in a minute they were spirited away.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Methinks the very angels of heaven must have spirited thee away.
"In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green
The man was carried away by his eagerness to interpret the little East Indian to these comrade spirits of the West.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
But has the spirit of brutality passed wholly away?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876." by Various
He was going to reply when the three choice spirits came up, and hurried him, away to the Tuns.
"Barford Abbey" by Susannah Minific Gunning
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In poetry:

My spirit holds you, Dear,
Though worlds away,"--
This to their absent ones
Many can say.
"Parted" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
Celestial spirit! wipe the tear,
Chase ev'ry gloomy thought away;
Still love the breast that mourns thy bier,
And cheer with thoughts of endless day.
"On The Tomb Of An Infant" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
Thus they whisper to me in the Autumn day;
And still when my spirit grieves
I can cheer the gloom and the pain away,
When I think on the falling leaves.
"The Falling Leaves" by Alexander Anderson
Alas! the mourning Muse in vain would paint,
Blest shade! how purely pass'd thy life away,
Or, with the meekness of a favour'd saint,
How rose thy spirit to the realms of day.
"Lines _To The Memory Of Mrs. A.H. Holdsworth_," by Sir John Carr
If she her melting glances dart,
Or he his dying airs impart,
Our spirits sink away.
Enough, enough! dear nymph, give o'er;
And thou, great artist! urge no more
Thy unresisted sway.
"Love and Music. Written at Oxford, When Young" by William Shenstone
Ah, this gentle faith has pass'd away, and in the glen and wood
Sweet spirits have no more a place to fill the solitude;
But the vision still is with us, and their beauty is a sky
That looks down upon the ages with an immortality.
"The Long Deep Grass In Springing" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, even though it's two weeks away, I'm thankful that this election season is over.
Though they tend to generate a lot of conversation, I generally shy away from blog posts about favorite spirits.
Dianne Carse of Sistersville, W.Va. Peacefully passed away in Marietta Memorial Hospital on Nov 9, 2012, after a spirited battle with an extended illness.
My Rude Girl Posse spirited me away: "Jilted Gal, come play".
The title "Spirited Away" could refer to what Disney has done on a corporate level to the revered Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki's epic and marvelous new anime fantasy.
Once in awhile, when we pause long enough to be still and feel our spirits as child-like, dandelions bloom like roses and home, no matter how far away from Montana, will always be in our heart.
Winds of change blow away Oregon, Kansas State and lift spirits in South Bend for Notre Dame.
Mrs Tuel passed away Friday, July 25, 2008, at her son's home in Spirit Lake.
Floods can't wash away her spirit.
A boy is spirited away at birth, grows up not knowing he's the king's son, and ends up taking the throne himself.
A FULL 4,000 MILES away from the city that grew to love him, Pelle Lindbergh 's spirit lives on in the body of a teenager who has no biological connection to him.
Uranium cache was spirited away more than four years ago.
I didn't think it would ever happen for this talented free spirit of mine, leaving home (and so far away) and then – getting used to it.
But firecrackers have been an integral part of the Chinese New Year celebration for thousands of years, charged with chasing away evil spirits.
Passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Penn.
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In science:

In it’s spirit we assume, We have so far not used the concept of Einstein locality. following Bell, that the hidden variable value A(ˆa, λ; ˆb) of the observable σ (1) · ˆa should not depend on the setting ˆb of the Stern-Gerlach magnet used to measure σ (2) · ˆb in the far away region ie A(ˆa, λ; ˆb) = A(ˆa, λ).
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
This crash, an isolated unit of chemistry between one atom and one hot electron, ends with the barium atom losing a valance electron, one of the two left far away from its core as an unwanted couch left on the curb is easily spirited away in the night.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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