Leave in a sentence

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Definition of Leave

  • To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out.
  • Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
  • The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go.
  • To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
  • To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
  • To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
  • To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
  • To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
  • To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators.
  • To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece.
  • to cause to be; -- followed by an adjective or adverb describing a state or condition; as, the losses due to fire leave me penniless; The cost of defending himself left Bill Clinton with a mountain of lawyers' bills.
  • To depart; to set out.
  • To cease; to desist; to leave off.
  • the act of departing politely
  • permission to do something
  • the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
  • leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
  • be survived by after one's death
  • leave behind unintentionally
  • go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
  • go away from a place
  • move out of or depart from
  • leave or give by will after one's death
  • transmit (knowledge or skills)
  • put into the care or protection of someone
  • remove oneself from an association with or participation in
  • produce as a result or residue
  • make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
  • act or be so as to become in a specified state
  • have left or have as a remainder

How to use leave in a sentence. Leave pronunciation.

For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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Men leave their impressions on all around them.
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She must leave the country at once.
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To-day they told me at the Palace that his carriage was seen to leave with himself and Mizraim the Chief Eunuch.
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The day was approaching when the army must leave.
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Nobody tried, any longer, to leave the room, lest he might step on a tarantula.
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She brings more _Wicked Wretches_ to Repentance than many a good _Preacher_; for, let 'em be as stubborn as they will, yet she'll leave them such a _Twinging Remembrance_ in their _Joynts_, that their very _Bones_ shall ake, but she'll make them repent that e'er they had to do with her.
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But as to the last, that it is hazardous and difficult because of your Husbands Jealousie, this is indeed chiefly to be considered; for Old men that can do nothing themselves, are the most Jealous least others should supply their Places: and yet notwithstanding all his Jealousie, leave but the management of that Affair to me, and tho, he had the Eyes of _Argus_, we'll deceive him.
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This being agreed upon, the old Bawd took her leave of the young Lady for that Time; and goes to a Spark with whom she was in Fee, and told him what a prize she had procured for him, and order'd him to Equip himself to the best advantage, and walk to and fro before the Window at such a time, when he should see her.
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The Day being come of the Old Gentlemans Departure, he got up very Early in the Morning and with all the (seemingly) most endeared Carresses on both sides, he took leave of his Lady.
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By this means in a little time his Estate comes to be wasted, and his Friends come about him, and advise him to leave off these wicked Courses, which else will end in the Ruine both of Soul and Body: They tell him that he has a fair and vertous Wife of his own, by whom he has had several pretty Children, and therefore wonder how he can be so besotted with a filthy Whore.
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Your Father left you an Estate, but you are like to leave an Heir that will have nothing to inherit; and so will be an Heir only in Name.
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Thou hast my heart, my Dear, and I'll not leave thee; tho' she shou'd Chat until her Tongue be weary.
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To which, she straight return'd, I am no Mercenary Person, Sir; nor do I make a Bargain with any one before-hand; but take what Gentlemen are freely pleas'd to give me; to whose Generosity I always leave it: But what you do, do quickly Sir, (continued she) for I am limited to such an hour.
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And so he took his leave of 'em; and went to his old Crone the Bawd, and told her what had past.
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Go to the Goldsmith, and tell him you are disappointed of a Bill that you expected out of the Country, and that you have a Present occasion for fifty Guineas, which you must desire him to let you have, and you'll leave him that Ring as a pledge in the mean time; and that as soon as your Bill comes to Town, which you expect every day, you'll pay him again.
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And so taking his leave, goes home very well satisfied; he had proceeded thus far prosperously.
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And then drinking his Wine up, he gave his Mistress a Salute, and took his leave; she bidding him besure not to forget to bring the _Picklocks_ with him, that she might help him to the Ring.
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At least I have contributed what I can towards it, and leave the rest to you.
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I leave, him to bemoan his own light Case.
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Examples of Leave

Example #1
He stopped weaving, and peered over at me with his staring blue eyes, and I felt a sudden quickening of the heart.
Example #2
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
Example #3
The walls which have felt their look and their breath, the floor which has taken their footsteps, the chairs in which they have sat, have something of their presence.
Example #4
What think thee of them now?
Example #5
In this sick, mad land, in this whirlpool of secret murder and conspiracy, no one could tell what plot was hatching, what deeds were forward; and he could not yet be sure that no one save himself and herself knew who had killed Foorgat Bey.
Example #6
There were things to be said for the first and last time and then be buried for ever.