leaving leaving  /ˈli vɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of departing



  1. It's true that the play, entitled Leaving, and has echoes of Shakespeare's King Lear, tells the story of a top official leaving office as former President Havel did in 2003.
  2. The FBI says killer truckers are abducting prostitutes and other women at truck stops, raping them and leaving their bodies along the nation's highways.
  3. He swam to safety, leaving Mary Jo Kopechne in the car.


  1. Sharrow leaving Algonac schools

    Algonac's embattled school boss is not only leaving his post but will be gone before midway rides roll into town for the annual Pickerel Tournament.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Voice

  2. Photos: Leaving South Salem Elementary in style

    Leaving the “Little Round School” (South Salem Elementary) in style: Maddie Parrish, Kenzie Smith, Brooke Baxley, Haley Steffan, Riley McLain, and Bailee Lintner were surprised by their parents with a limo ride through town Friday night. They will join the other 5th grade graduates in Salem as they prepare to enter Andrew Lewis Middle School. [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

  3. Captain Ambrosini leaving AC Milan after 18 seasons

    ROME (Reuters) - AC Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini is leaving the club after 18 seasons, he told a news conference on Friday. "This is my last press conference as a Milan player and I want to thank you all for 18 fantastic years that I won't ever forget," the 36-year-old midfielder said after the Serie A club decided not to renew his contract. "I had to give myself a couple of days to work off ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "It's not about him leaving," Gilbert said. "It's the disrespect. It's time for people to hold these athletes accountable for their actions. Is this the way you raise your children? I've been holding this all in for a long time."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Dan Gilbert Source: SportsGrid (blog)

  2. "We didn't set out to conquer Gaza. We didn't set out to control Gaza. We don't want to remain in Gaza and we intend on leaving Gaza as fast as possible," Olmert said at a dinner in Jerusalem with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Spain.
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Ehud Olmert Source: MSNBC (press release)

  3. Murray added: "We all know that Simon is a good businessman. I am sure if the reasons Iain was leaving for his family to go up north, he would have put that in the contract. If he did not, then maybe Simon has not had the best advice. What amazes me...
    on May 30, 2006 By: Richard Murray Source: BBC News

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affectation affectation
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