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  • v. to become separated from something away.
  • v. To distance oneself (from)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. come to be detached
  • v. leave in a certain condition


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  • Large numbers, however, were on the beach, and the Bishop and Patteson landed among them, and conversed with them; but they showed no disposition to trade, and though some of the lads seemed half-disposed to come away with the party, they all changed their minds, and went back again.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • We had come away up here among the hills to learn the impartial and unbribable beneficence of Nature.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • He would come away from the reunions, happily fogged on his alcohol limit, whistling one of the old songs that sounded so damned embarrassing any other time, feeling somnolently good; they were a good bunch of guys.

    Behold the Stars

  • 'At Nengone, Wadrokala, George Simeona, and Harper Malo have come away for good ....

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • The crime scene officer who worked as Rhyme's partner had spent hours at Panelli's car and had come away with no unidentified fingerprints, ten bags of meaningless trace evidence, and — the only possible lead — a few dozen grains of this very odd sand.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • From this island a lad has come away with us, and we have also a native boy from an island not many miles distant from Ysabel, called Anudha, but marked in the charts (though not correctly) as Florida.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • The same position is occupied by the women of the Skokomish agency, and here, also, the very best practice is followed, the placenta being allowed to come away without any manual interference except expression over the region of the womb and a slight traction on the cord.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • But on those occasions when I have tried Chinese food in Italy, I have come away with what can only be described as a small fever of dissatisfaction, an agita, an all-body ache that has the scent of defeat to it.

    The Italian Summer

  • Leaving two runners on in the first, they loaded the bases against Angels starter Joe Saunders in the second; only to come away empty again.

    One Season

  • The Rees, Gros-Ventres, and Mandans are confined in a kneeling posture, in which the placenta also is expelled, but if it does not come away rapidly, with some little rubbing of the belly with the hands greased with turtle fat, the accoucheur pulls gently and steadily on the cord, evidently relying somewhat upon this traction for the removal of the placenta.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples


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