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leave home

To cease living with one's parents; to strike out on one's own. I regret leaving home at such a young age, but it did teach me some good lessons about self-reliance.
See also: home, leave
References in classic literature ?
But this dream of my leaving home I have had many times, and never yet have I been awakened by it.
The events that befell me on my leaving home are very vague in my mind.
It is disheartening, for one naturally expects to find anything we seek a few minutes after starting out to seek it, and I confess that I expected to find my golden mistress within a very few hours of leaving home.
Since leaving home, they had halted here and there for necessary refreshment, and had frequently been delayed, especially in the night time, by waiting for fresh horses.
This is the autumn time of the year; we are most of us leaving home for the holidays.
For some of the 1,000 parents surveyed, their children leaving home also marked a fresh start for them.
Leaving Home THE first day leaving home is always very sad That's how it would be when it was time to say goodbye to mam and dad So with a hug and a kiss I caught the early morning train Thank goodness it was sunny, it helped to ease the pain I knew everything would turn out fine But I still got a lump in my throat as that train crossed the Tyne I looked back at that bridge a symbol of home But a new life ahead meant I had to roam I knew if I had any problems to share One thing was certain Mam and Dad would always be there New friends I would make many challenges to face But the thoughts of loved ones back home I could not disgrace Life would be different now I could tell As fortune would have it, the first day went well ALAN WATERHOUSE Seaton Delaval
This novel has all the highs and lows of leaving home for the first time.
Recently, I overheard my father talking at work, saying that he is thinking of leaving home as he's had enough.
ON THE SHELF ESCAPE somewhere exotic without leaving home with Mandara Spa's new Bali Santi range featuring ingredients like coconut oil, lotus flower milk, sweet almond oil and rose flower petals.
Hamilton said that leaving McLaren was something similar to leaving home as he has been in with all the people there since a tender age of 13.
AT this time of year many young people will be considering university options and many parents and guardians will be worrying about them leaving home for the first time.
AN educational programme that teaches youngsters the consequences of leaving home before they are ready has been hailed a success.
Italian parents have their grown-up children living at home until they are almost 31 and Greek men come in second, only leaving home at 30.
The first Mary's story also involves the necessity of leaving home.