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departed

[ dih-pahr-tid ]SEE DEFINITION OF departed

Synonyms for departed

  • deceased
  • buried
  • expired
  • gone
  • stiff
  • bought the farm
  • in the grave
  • laid to rest
  • late
  • passed away
  • pushing up daisies
  • six feet under
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPARTED

They were the last she heard sung by Paralus, the night Anaxagoras departed from Athens.

I was with him when he died, but knew not the hour he departed, for he sunk to rest like an infant.

I asked, 'Is this the divine home, whence I departed into the body?'

Garson's comment as she departed was uttered with his accustomed bluntness.

Rico cast one look at the fiddle, and departed with deep sadness in his heart.

With this Bartlett drew his coat sleeve across his mouth and departed.

Ellinor departed, quite satisfied with herself, with me, and with all the world.

But the reception they got departed from tradition and propriety.

It was like being told that the ghost of the dear departed is watching you.

So, in spite of his protests, she left him and departed, walking upon air.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "part from each other," from Old French departir (10c.) "to divide, distribute; separate (oneself), depart; die," from Late Latin departire "divide" (transitive), from de- "from" (see de-) + partire "to part, divide," from pars (genitive partis) "a part" (see part (n.)).

As a euphemism for "to die" (to depart this life; cf. Old French departir de cest siecle) it is attested from c.1500, as is the departed for "the dead," singly or collectively. Transitive lingers in some English usages; the wedding service was till death us depart until 1662. Related: Departed; departing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEPARTED

bygone

adjectivein the past

deceased

adjectivedead
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