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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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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. However, had that been the case, there would have been no story, as the novelists say, and I trust, as he goes on, the reader may feel with me that that would have been a pity.
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.
In Cyprus, the average age for leaving home is around 28 years.
Explaining why he was always leaving home, he told the court that:'My lord, I didn't leave home because I was an uncaring husband or father, but because I wanted peace to reign.
FILM star Leslie Mann says her latest movie helped her cope with her daughter leaving home to go to university.
In the comedy Blockers, Mann, 46, plays a mother desperate to stop her daughter from losing her virginity on prom night and coming to terms with the fact she will soon be leaving home to go to university.
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
As travellers get older, they are more likely to bring travel insurance when leaving home; whereas only 26 per cent of young adults (age 18 - 34) list travel insurance as one of the items they'd definitely pack when travelling.
This novel has all the highs and lows of leaving home for the first time.
WHEN our children are first born the thought of them leaving home is a million miles away.
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.