remain away (from someone or something)

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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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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then, too, was the trick of "no can and can do." Placing a savoury, nose-tantalising bit of meat or cheese on the edge of the bunk on a level with Michael's nose, Daughtry would simply say, "No can." Nor would Michael touch the food till he received the welcome, "Can do." Daughtry, with the "no can" still in force, would leave the stateroom, and, though he remained away half an hour or half a dozen hours, on his return he would find the food untouched and Michael, perhaps, asleep in the corner at the head of the bunk which had been allotted him for a bed.
But one day two of them remained away. The lecturer began as usual --
Pierre at the age of ten had been sent abroad with an abbe as tutor, and had remained away till he was twenty.
Out of the hundred and sixty-three members designated there were only seventy-three present, for the rest, fearful of taking part in such an act, had remained away.
After they had remained away for a while, many of the older slaves, especially, returned to their old homes and made some kind of contract with their former owners by which they remained on the estate.
In the natural course of things I should probably have remained away until nightfall, but by the middle of the afternoon I was back in the little garden, affecting an interest in the few foolish flowers that I had never before observed.
One morning that he had demanded money, threatening her with the severest consequences if she did not supply him with what he desired, he disappeared and remained away all day, leaving the kind-hearted Assunta, who loved him as if he were her own child, to weep over his conduct and bewail his absence.
I mused: I had a presentiment in the bottom of my heart that he had better have remained away.
The days when my mother and I and Peggotty were all in all to one another, and there was no one to come between us, rose up before me so sorrowfully on the road, that I am not sure I was glad to be there - not sure but that I would rather have remained away, and forgotten it in Steerforth's company.
In his comments on the event, he said the entire nation had watched the proceedings of the Senate while the JI had remained away from the drawing room politics and the horse trading in this respect.
Traders closed their shops while lawyers remained away from courts.
Sources said here on Thursday that the jets of the Pakistan Air Force crossed the Line of Control (LoC) at 9.45 am, contradicting the Pakistani claims that its fighters remained away from the LoC.
Imran Khan remained away from Anti-terrorism court, he gave application for the first time and was given exemption, a person who doesn't appear before court, attacks parliament and he gets exemption but a person who planted projects in Punjab, he got arrested, she lamented.
They said during this entire duration, she remained away from public gatherings choosing to focus on staying at home and completing the Quran.
He recalled how his late father remained away from politics, but he was quick to add that Rajkumar never hated politics or politicians.