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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEAD AWAY

It was a relief to feel that she had been able to lead away from it.

They lead away into some dense jungle in front, and from here we decide to work.

They may lead away from it—they are very apt to lead away from it.

If he had wanted to injure us, it would have been Hugh that he would have tried to lead away.

Melicent, will you lead away this weeping nymph, and dry her tears?

How Apuleius was lead away by the Horsekeeper: and what danger he was in.

But while the man's steps led into the cabin, they did not lead away from it.

When Lucas went into the house, he threw the lead away in the corner, and went to sleep.

They lead away from excentricity and isolation, from foiled and barren thinking.

Said he, austerely: "Works of art are idols which lead away from God, and are good at best to edify feeble souls and the worldly."

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "action of leading," from lead (v.1). Meaning "the front or leading place" is from 1560s. Johnson stigmatized it as "a low, despicable word." Sense in card-playing is from 1742; in theater, from 1831; in journalism, from 1912; in jazz bands, from 1934.

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