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dear(ly) departed

euphemism One who has died. Myrna was a wonderful woman, and we are all gathered here today to remember our dearly departed.
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depart for (some place)

To leave one place to go to another. When does your plane depart for San Francisco?
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depart from (some place)

To leave some place. I departed from Chicago six hours ago.
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dear departed

Euph. a dead person, as referred to at a funeral. Let's take a moment to meditate on the life of the dear departed.
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132 DAYS - Howard Wilkinson (Sunderland) departed March 2003
32 DAYS - Steve Coppell (Manchester City) departed November 96.
An F/A-18C Hornet of VFA-25 suffered Class A damage when, following a stuck throttle in flight, the pilot ejected as the aircraft departed the runway at NAS Lemoore, Calif.
On 6 September, an EA-6B of VAQ-141 suffered Class A damage when it departed controlled flight after flying through jet wash on the runway threshhold at NS Norfolk, Va.
Pictures presents a Plan B / Initial Entertainment Group / Vertigo Entertainment Production, in association with Media Asia Films, a Martin Scorsese Picture, "The Departed," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga and Alec Baldwin.
Brad Pitt, Brad Grey and Graham King produced "The Departed," with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, G.
Best Picture: ``Babel,'' ``The Departed,'' ``Letters From Iwo Jima,'' ``Little Miss Sunshine,'' ``The Queen''
Film Editing: ``Babel,'' ``Blood Diamond,'' ``Children of Men,'' ``The Departed,'' ``United 93''
44 DAYS: Jock Stein (Leeds United) departed October 1978
128 DAYS: Jacques Santini (Tottenham) departed the club November 2004
There just aren't a lot of opportunities to make serious films like this today at the studio level,'' says Baldwin, who makes his second limited but flavorful appearance for Scorsese in ``The Departed.
Pfeiffer departed Los Angeles mid-day today, shortly before the lockout.
Leonardo DiCaprio, left, Ray Winstone and Jack Nicholson star in ``The Departed,'' set and filmed in South Boston.
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