leave behind

  1. depart and not take along
    He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe
  2. be survived by after one's death
    He left six children
    At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats
  3. leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
    leave it as is
    leave the young fawn alone
    leave the flowers that you see in the park behind
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How To Use leave behind In A Sentence

  • They are less active religiously than those they leave behind in other churches and synagogues. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings
  • And can you envision a scenario that would not leave behind embittered relatives who would raise their boys to be the future “terrorists” or “insurgents”, battling in guerilla warfare, using suicide bombers, kidnapping and torturing individual Americans, or whatever else they could do to hurt us in the future? Think Progress » “Guantanamo ought to be closed immediately”
  • In their wake, the giant auto concerns leave behind an industrial wasteland of mass unemployment, ruined infrastructure and social decay.
  • Horses and what they leave behind them clogged cities that were already insalubrious from coal smoke, industry and notional sewage systems. The Case Against Summer
  • This is the world that three men will leave behind as they embark on a mission of faith and passion in Annam, an exotic land in the Far East. Le Colonial: Summary and book reviews of Le Colonial by Kien Nguyen.
  • In other words, the new scripts do not require that you leave behind everything and move into a tipi or grass shack as your indigenous ancestors once lived.
  • The term would denote either a limax or a helix, which are particularly noticeable for the slimy track they leave behind them, by which they seem to waste themselves away. Smith's Bible Dictionary
  • As he climbed the sandy bank he noticed, carved upon a tree in Roman letters, "CRO," without a cross, and White called to mind that three years before, when he left for England, it had been agreed that if the settlers ever found it necessary to remove from the island they were to leave behind them some such inscription, and to add a cross if they left in danger or distress. England in America, 1580-1652
  • And therefore, such peace-makers as these before-mentioned do seldom do much greater good than to quiet their own consciences in the discharge of so great a duty, and to moderate some few, and save them from further guilt, and to leave behind them, when they are dead, a witness against a wilful, self-conceited, unpeaceable world. The Reformed Pastor
  • It is time for women to leave behind lager and alcopops to quaff real ale, according to the first female head of the Campaign for Real Ale.
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