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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEAVE-TAKING

One direct result of it all was to hasten Josie's own leave-taking.

Then Mathieu took her in his arms, and there was no ending to their leave-taking.

And now came the hidden pain of my leave-taking of Madonna Paola.

He wished Clifford would hurry up and get the leave-taking over with.

The others were going too, and in the bustle of leave-taking some moments were passed.

Indeed, it was only on leave-taking, and then far from painfully, you were reminded of being in an inn.

Glencore arose as he said this, and, with a nod of leave-taking, retired to his room.

He held out his hand in the mechanical gesture of leave-taking.

For the most part, however, the men were sober enough over their leave-taking.

When the time came for them to part, the leave-taking was serious, but tranquil.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from leave (n.) + present participle of take (v.).

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