departed departed  /dɪ ˈpɑr təd/


  1. (n) someone who is no longer alive
  2. (adj) well in the past; former
  3. (adj) dead


  1. Those departed relatives, of course.
  2. Having escaped to New Jersey, they still suffer the manifold curses of the old country, still shiver in the chilly shadow of the departed Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo.
  3. Joyce departed Dublin with nearly all the narratives he would ever write already stored in his memory.


  1. Fortress Grosse Pointe: In world of school choice, community says 'stay out'

    Since Michigan has adopted school choice, waves of students have departed the Detroit Public Schools for neighboring districts. How has this change affected the region? (Bridge illustration/A.J. Jones)GROSSE POINTE -- When Dan Roeske was running for the Grosse Pointe Public...
    on June 16, 2013     Source:

  2. Ross-led charter management group aims to improve Jalen Rose academy

    Chad Halcom - Doug Ross, who departed as Detroit Public Schools ' chief innovation officer in February, gets back into the education restructuring business July 1, when his American Promise Schools organization assumes the management of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Crain's Detroit Business

  3. Competition to replace departed Harrison wide-open

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The battle to replace departed outside linebacker James Harrison is turning into a three-man race for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio


  1. He said: "When Leo was in Titanic and Romeo And Juliet, nobody saw him becoming a bad a** in movies like The Departed. But he has become one of the greatest actors of all time. The very same could be true for Rupert."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Martin Scorsese Source: The Press Association

  2. "I loved working on 'The Departed' and will always think of it as one of the best times of my career," Grey said in a statement.
    on Jan 29, 2007 By: Brad Grey Source: FOXNews

  3. "What is not known is whether people are holding back _ maybe we're not seeing the kind of the ferment yet that one might expect to see once Mr. Castro has definitively departed the scene," said Negroponte, who has been nominated by President...
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: John Negroponte Source: Washington Post

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