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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 ?
At any rate, the situation went from bad to worse so rapidly that I should soon, of my own volition, have left home.
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?
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.
A form four student, who left home in Embu for Nairobi after Christmas, has disappeared.
One of those youngsters was our fascinating tour guide Stannous Flouride, who left home as a 14-year-old and hitchhiked across Canada to join the revolution.
A survey of parents whose children have grown up and left home found 85% contributed financially to their children making a new start.
Kids in the back seats of family cars, Sit staring - like aliens from that planet Mars You've blanco'd their sand shoes and packed a deckchair Left home with that attitude of devil-may-care.
Tenders are invited for Provide temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.
In this memoir, Moran relates how she left home at the age of 14 and became a prostitute in Dublin, Ireland.
FEARS are growing for a 52-year-old man who left home without his shoes.