take leave

  1. go away or leave
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How To Use take leave In A Sentence

  • This has serious repercussions for a largely immigrant workforce who may have to take leave to visit family abroad.
  • By and by he went away, forgetting to take leave of me, my back being turned, looking upon the aviary, which is there very pretty, and the birds begin to sing well this spring. Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1663 N.S.
  • But a taste of cubanelle, a poblano chili stuffed with cheese, caponata, and peppers, will help you take leave all over again.
  • Austrian minister, is recalled precipitately, with orders not to take leave. our papers joined Pucci (796) with him in this recall, but I do not find with any foundation. The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2
  • By the light of this sun I was, in my own opinion, last to behold and take leave of some of those creatures on whom I doted with a mother-like fondness, guided by nature and passion, and uncured and unhardened by all the doctrine of that philosophical school where I had learned to bear pains and to despise death. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon
  • 'Very likely,' answered the pedlar, with great composure; 'but ne'ertheless, I shall take leave to whistle again upon puir Bawty.' Waverley
  • 'Very likely,' answered the pedlar, with great composure; 'but ne'ertheless, I shall take leave to whistle again upon puir Waverley — Volume 2
  • Sister dearest, Jaun delivered himself with express cordia-lity, marked by clearance of diction and general delivery, as he began to take leave of his scolastica at once so as to gain time with deep affection, we honestly believe you sorely will miss us the moment we exit yet we feel as a martyr to the dischurch of all duty that it is about time, by Great Harry, we would shove off to stray on our long last journey and not be the load on ye. Finnegans Wake
  • I can nowise explain what sort of whim, prank, or perversity it was, that, after all these leave-takings, induced me to go to the pig-stye and take leave of the swine!
  • It literally makes us take leave of our senses and behave in ways we normally would not. Times, Sunday Times
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