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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FURLOUGH

I will see to it, in the morning, that you have a furlough for a month.

He got a furlough from his general, and came home in disguise.

You'll give a body a furlough, by the way of blowing off the fuddle he has on hand?

They had let him out on furlough, well knowing that they could trust his word.

And Russia evacuated Masampo, while Pavloff was told that he might take a furlough.

It is supposed that I am on a visit to —, and that you are on furlough for a few days.

At Christmas I obtained a furlough to visit my people at Penryn.

Armed with a medical certificate, he applied for and received a furlough.

Major Whittington, I have not had a furlough since we landed in France.

I also hand you his furlough, which he said he did not have, in his first statement.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, vorloffe, from Dutch verlof, literally "permission," from Middle Dutch ver- "completely, for" + laf, lof "permission," which is related to the second element in believe and to leave (n.).

The -gh spelling developed by 1770s and represents an "f" that was once pronounced at the end of the word but disappeared fairly soon thereafter in English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FURLOUGH

leave of absence

nountime away from regular job or school
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.