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.
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.
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.
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.