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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.
With an energy which I had not ventured to expect from her, she had made all her arrangements for leaving home, and had started for Edinburgh to join me as my traveling companion.
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.
I was on the point of leaving home to visit you again, when I received your aunt's letter.
Dividing the distance into two days' journey, in order that his charge might sustain the less exhaustion and fatigue from travelling so far, Nicholas, at the end of the second day from their leaving home, found himself within a very few miles of the spot where the happiest years of his life had been passed, and which, while it filled his mind with pleasant and peaceful thoughts, brought back many painful and vivid recollections of the circumstances in which he and his had wandered forth from their old home, cast upon the rough world and the mercy of strangers.
First I lost my brave and lion-hearted husband, who had every good quality under heaven, and whose name was great over all Hellas and middle Argos, and now my darling son is at the mercy of the winds and waves, without my having heard one word about his leaving home.
Recently, I overheard my father talking at work, saying that he is thinking of leaving home as he's had enough.
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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 EDUCATION programme to give students a reality check on leaving home has been hailed a success.
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.