remain away

remain away (from someone or something)

1. To maintain a distance from someone or something. Make sure you remain away from that cliff—one gust of wind could send you flying right over the edge! She warned the children to remain away from the old man who lived on the corner of their neighborhood. I've remained away for so long that I hardly even remember what it's like in this city.
2. To forbear from interacting with someone, engaging in something, or using something. The judge ordered him to remain away from any and all financial business activities for a minimum period of 5 years. I want you to remain away from that group of kids, you hear me? They're trouble! I know that Susan is the wrong woman for me, but I simply cannot bring myself to remain away.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

remain away (from someone or something)

to stay away from someone or something. I must ask you to remain away from my daughter. I cannot remain away any longer. I must be with her.
See also: away, remain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They would doubtless remain away till the dinner hour.
A month or two later Jurgis had another interview with this same man, who told him where to go to "register." And then finally, when election day came, the packing houses posted a notice that men who desired to vote might remain away until nine that morning, and the same night watchman took Jurgis and the rest of his flock into the back room of a saloon, and showed each of them where and how to mark a ballot, and then gave each two dollars, and took them to the polling place, where there was a policeman on duty especially to see that they got through all right.
It was youth daring Fate, without show or bravado or fear; rolling the honey under his tongue and drawing in its sweetness; youth, that lives for the moment, that can be blind to the threatening future, that can forget the mean past; youth slipping along with some chewing-gum between his teeth and a warm sensation in his stew-crammed stomach, whistling, dreaming, happy; youth, that can, without premeditation, remain away from home and leave udders untapped and pigs unfed; sublime enigma; angering bit of irresponsibility to the Martins of a fiercely practical world.
She could not bear to remain away from it any longer - it was like deserting him - and she hurried swiftly back, accompanied by half-a-dozen labourers, including the drunken man whom the news had sobered, and who was the best man of all.
So you may know he is safe and will be here shortly; he is close at hand and cannot remain away from home much longer; nevertheless I will confirm my words with an oath, and call Jove who is the first and mightiest of all gods to witness, as also that hearth of Ulysses to which I have now come, that all I have spoken shall surely come to pass.
I could leave her, go away from her, remain away from her, without an added pang or any augmented consciousness of that torturing sentiment of distance so acute that often it ends by wearing itself out in a few days.
Casaubon was certain to remain away for some time at the Vatican.
I am sure you will understand my position, and will feel that to remain away one instant longer than is necessary would not only be ungrateful on my part, but perhaps even a crime, for how do I know if my absence may not break his heart?
I went away, but I could not remain away. Knowing that we could never marry, I came back to you.
The Category 5 storm, packing sustained winds of 165 miles per hour (mph) was now 40 miles east of Freeport, Grand Bahamas and weather officials warned residents to remain away from coastal areas as sea swells could also cause damage and death.
I would personally advise the students that they must pay their full attention and concentration towards their studies only and remain away from politics, when they are in student life.
He said the PPP was taking part in this election because it did not want to remain away from the political process despite knowing that it would not be fair and transparent election.
Addressing a prize distribution ceremony of sports competitions held in Ayub Medical College (AMC) Abbottabad on Monday, he said the government wanted that the young generation should remain away of negative activities and the students should not only remain busy in the books but also be attracted towards a healthy life through sports.
Such barriers or signs will carry warning of water hazards such as unsafe crossing and swelled rivers and canals, convincing people to remain away from fast flowing river, etc.
MUZAFFARABAD: Deputy Commissioner Muzaffarabad has issued a warning to citizens to remain away from river banks as 600 cusecs additional water will be release from Nauseeri dam in river Neelum and there could be medium flooding in the river.