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?
But I am remaining in Petersburg; I am not going away from Petersburg
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 beg you, Natalie," Prince Andrew said with sudden seriousness- "I am going away and heaven knows what may happen.
Fred knew little and cared less about Ladislaw and the Casaubons, and his mind never recurred to that discussion till one day calling on Rosamond at his mother's request to deliver a message as he passed, he happened to see Ladislaw going away.
She had given him his choice of going away with her at once or of being prosecuted for bigamy.
I had but one reason, sir, for going away by the first conveyance that I could find to take me, and this was the fear that Van Brandt might discover me if I remained in Perthshire.
YES, it will go away and it will be going away little by little every day.