going away

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Noun1.going away - the act of departinggoing away - the act of departing      
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
breaking away - departing hastily
leave-taking, parting, farewell, leave - the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
French leave - an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell)
disappearance, disappearing - the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"
sailing - the departure of a vessel from a port
boarding, embarkation, embarkment - the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
exit - the act of going out
dispatch, shipment, despatch - the act of sending off something
takeoff - a departure; especially of airplanes
References in classic literature ?
Are you glad that you are going away from Tredowen?
I am going away at once, and you may live here with your mistress
It's respect and duty to her aunts, and the rest of her kin as are so good to her, should have kept my niece from fixing about going away again without consulting us; not sweethearts, if I'm to use such a word, though it was never heared in
Tulliver broke in anxiously, "I'm sure Maggie never thought o' going away without staying at your house as well as the others.
I'm awfully glad you do like me and am sorry I'm going away, but let's all forget it for a month.
Seth was silent from utter astonishment: he knew nothing that could suggest to him a reason for Hetty's going away.
Will never enjoyed the prospect of a storm so much: it delivered him from the necessity of going away.
She had given him his choice of going away with her at once or of being prosecuted for bigamy.
I am going away because I have had dinner enough, and wine enough," answered the Count.
She is a great fool for going away, if she liked him.
With this resolution I proposed to my husband our going away from where we was, and carrying all our effects with us to Caroline, where we resolved to settle; for my husband readily agreed to the first part, viz.
Beg you pardon, ma'am--but are you going away for good?