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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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At any rate, the situation went from bad to worse so rapidly that I should soon, of my own volition, have left home. But the satisfaction of performing so independent an act was denied me.
"Oh, why didn't you put on your pretty pansy dress?" asked Anne, when they left home. It was a hot day, and poor Janet, between her excitement and her heavy black cashmere dress, looked as if she were being broiled alive.
If I had been clever, I should have left home and done something.
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.
That evening, proud of Dolokhov's proposal, her refusal, and her explanation with Nicholas, Sonya twirled about before she left home so that the maid could hardly get her hair plaited, and she was transparently radiant with impulsive joy.
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.
When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the good of that?
But, let me tell you, you are a good deal paler and thinner than when you first left home; and we cannot have you undermining your health to hoard up money either for yourself or others.'
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.
ISLAMABAD -- A man approached the police for the recovery of his teenage son who left home about a week ago and did not return.
In 2017, young people left home earliest in the three northern member states, Sweden (18.5 years), Denmark (21.1 years) and Finland (22 years), as well as in Luxembourg (20.1 years).
Stanley Kivuti, 32, disappeared on April 4 when he left home for a fasting and prayer mission.
'My lord, the last time he left home, he was away for nine months.
According to details, three children of Municipal Committee Sehwan sanitary worker Mushtaq left home and gone missing.