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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.
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References in classic literature ?
At any rate, the situation went from bad to worse so rapidly that I should soon, of my own volition, have left home.
This unhappy division begot an insupportable domestic bitterness, and when the offending son and brother left home with the avowed purpose of joining the Federal army not a hand was laid in his, not a word of farewell was spoken, not a good wish followed him out into the world whither he went to meet with such spirit as he might whatever fate awaited him.
Kit accompanied them with a little bundle, which he had hung in the carriage when they left home, and had not forgotten since--the bird in his old cage--just as she had left him.
Adam too had come from Stontion on Monday evening, and to-day he had not left home, except to go to the family at the Hall Farm and tell them everything that Mr.
Unwilling, even under this discomfiture, to resign the ingrate and leave her hopeless, in case of her better dispositions obtaining the mastery over the darker side of her character, Mr Meagles, for six successive days, published a discreetly covert advertisement in the morning papers, to the effect that if a certain young person who had lately left home without reflection, would at any time apply to his address at Twickenham, everything would be as it had been before, and no reproaches need be apprehended.
Beyond a line or two, to say that I was well, and had arrived at such a place, I had not had fortitude or constancy to write a letter since I left home.
The Prince, who felt more hopeful than he had done since he left home, did precisely as he had been ordered.
If I had been clever, I should have left home and done something.
The air of Italy is better for me than the air of England, or I should never have left home.
disguising it--though I loved him so dearly, though I had left home and friends for his sake--it was a relief to me, at that miserable time, to know that Eustace had not returned to the house.
As he always did in Petersburg, he left home not meaning to return till late at night.
During the latter part of the afternoon we cooled our roasting interiors with ice-cold water from clear streams, the only really satisfying water we had tasted since we left home, for at the hotels on the continent they merely give you a tumbler of ice to soak your water in, and that only modifies its hotness, doesn't make it cold.
Doesn't it seem a long, long time to you since we left home this afternoon?
These people are not retired, but their children have left home and they now want to take full advantage of a resort-like lifestyle.
Around 14 per cent of people whose children had recently left home said they would prefer to spend cash on a new kitchen, bathroom or conservatory at their home than set it aside for their offspring's inheritance