leave-taking


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leave-tak·ing

(lēv′tā′kĭng)
n.
A departure or farewell.

leave-taking

n
the act of departing; a farewell

leave′-tak`ing



n.
a saying farewell; a parting or good-bye; departure: Their leave-taking was brief.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leave-taking - the act of departing politelyleave-taking - the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
departure, going, going away, leaving - the act of departing
valediction - the act of saying farewell

leave-taking

noun departure, going, leaving, parting, goodbye, farewell, valediction, sendoff (informal) For him, the leave-taking was heartbreaking.

leave-taking

noun
A separation of two or more people:
Translations

leave-taking

[ˈliːvˌteɪkɪŋ] Ndespedida f

leave-taking

nAbschied m; (= act)Abschiednehmen nt
References in classic literature ?
On the evening in question the little scene acquired an added poignancy by reminding him--he could not have said why--of his leave-taking from Madame Olenska after their confidential talk a week or ten days earlier.
There was no leave-taking of Ginger; we neighed to each other as I was led off, and she trotted anxiously along by the hedge, calling to me as long as she could hear the sound of my feet.
As though it were yesterday, he remembered that leave-taking and Francis's threatening words.
Thoroughly understanding him, Agnes made the leave-taking friendly and pleasant on her side.
There was not a soul in Randolph Crescent, nor a soul in Queensferry Street; in this outdoor privacy and the sense of escape, John took heart again; and with a pathetic sense of leave-taking, he even ventured up the lane and stood awhile, a strange peri at the gates of a quaint paradise, by the west end of St.
As he was to begin his journey too early on the morrow to see any of the family, the ceremony of leave-taking was performed when the ladies moved for the night; and Mrs.
He had even shelled the fort as a parting compliment; nor could anything have been more truly Prussian than this leave-taking of the Baron Friedrich von Schoenvorts.
You will permit me to wish you a very pleasant evening, and a speedy leave-taking.
Even the agitation of the leave-taking, under circumstances entirely new in the home experience of the parents and children, had not shaken the resolute discretion of Mr.
My brother," I exclaimed, as soon as I could speak, "almost at the moment of our leave-taking, a reflection occurred to me, which is perhaps new to you.
The Digger kept on ahead of the party, crossing and recrossing the river in pursuit of game, until, unluckily, encountering a brother Digger, he stole off with him, without the ceremony of leave-taking.
If I have said anything which you think justifies this very abrupt leave-taking, I beg you will forgive and forget it--or, at least, let it have no more weight with you than the idle words of any woman.