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go forth

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to be issued: the command went forth that taxes should be collected.
2. to go out: the army went forth to battle.
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Verb1.go forth - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
go out - leave the house to go somewhere; "We never went out when our children were small"
desert - leave behind; "the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"
take leave, quit, depart - go away or leave
pop off - leave quickly
walk away, walk off - go away from; "The actor walked off before he got his cue"; "I got annoyed and just walked off"
hightail - leave as fast as possible; "We hightailed it when we saw the police walking in"
walk out - leave abruptly, often in protest or anger; "The customer that was not served walked out"
come away - leave in a certain condition; "She came away angry"
vamoose, decamp, skip - leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town"
bugger off, buzz off, scram, fuck off, get - leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!"
beetle off, bolt out, run off, run out, bolt - leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
ride away, ride off - ride away on a horse, for example
go out - take the field; "The soldiers went out on missions"
tarry, linger - leave slowly and hesitantly
take off, start out, set forth, set off, set out, start, depart, part - leave; "The family took off for Florida"
pull out, get out - move out or away; "The troops pulled out after the cease-fire"
exit, get out, go out, leave - move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"
rush away, rush off - depart in a hurry
fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail, run, bunk, break away, escape - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
slip away, sneak away, sneak off, sneak out, steal away - leave furtively and stealthily; "The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard"
vacate, abandon, empty - leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
pull up stakes, depart, leave - remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"
2.go forth - come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
pop out - come out suddenly or forcefully; "you stick a bill in the vending machine and the change pops out"
radiate - issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the metal box"
leak - enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure; "Water leaked out of the can into the backpack"; "Gas leaked into the basement"
escape - issue or leak, as from a small opening; "Gas escaped into the bedroom"
fall - come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
debouch - pass out or emerge; especially of rivers; "The tributary debouched into the big river"
fall out, come out - come off; "His hair and teeth fell out"
References in classic literature ?
The tailor put on the girdle, and resolved to go forth into the world, because he thought his workshop was too small for his valour.
Turn your heads and see how Twala's messengers go forth from the great town, east and west, and north and south, to gather a mighty army to slay me and you, and these my friends and protectors.
At the last moment, after twenty hours of solitary supplication and prayer, Narau's ears had heard the call to go forth with John Starhurst on the mission to the mountains.
And now go forth, and begin your task; my Spirits shall not harm you, and I will wait till it is done before I blight another flower.
It was a simple affair, now, to go forth in the morning and return by noon with a boatload of seals.
No one can demand it of me," said Sancho, "but he whom my lord the duke shall appoint; I am going to meet him, and to him I will render an exact one; besides, when I go forth naked as I do, there is no other proof needed to show that I have governed like an angel.
If he rose to go forth, there was nothing to delay him.
And the alternative was to let Mattie go forth alone, with far less hope of ultimate provision.
And the reader of sounds might have seen the reply go forth from the ragged people: "Where's our soup?
It is the witch's kitchen from which go forth those demons of the river - steam- launches.
And Big-Fat said it was good, and the Bug sang another song about how good it was to observe the law, and what a fine land the Sea Valley was, and how every man who loved the Sea Valley should go forth and kill the bad Meat-Eaters.
And the boy grew up to be a lad, and was to go forth in the wide world-far, far away to warm lands, where the coffee-tree grows; but at his departure the little maiden took an Elder-blossom from her bosom, and gave it him to keep; and it was placed between the leaves of his Prayer-Book; and when in foreign lands he opened the book, it was always at the place where the keepsake-flower lay; and the more he looked at it, the fresher it became; he felt as it were, the fragrance of the Danish groves; and from among the leaves of the flowers he could distinctly see the little maiden, peeping forth with her bright blue eyes--and then she whispered, "It is delightful here in Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter"; and a hundred visions glided before his mind.