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- v. to omit
- v. To desist; to cease.
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- v. prevent from being included or considered or accepted
- v. come to an end, stop or cease
- v. stop using
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Pantheism, Pottheism, Mydoxy, Thydoxy, are nothing at all to me; a weariness the whole jargon, which I avoid speaking of, decline listening to: Live, for God's sake, with what Faith thou couldst get; leave off speaking about Faith!
Here it is: leave off using the sigils vaingloriously.
Once let 'em call you a hero, and they'll never leave off worshipping — which is absolute nuts when the worshipper cuts a figure like the adoring Mrs Carpenter's.
Lastly, concerning the disdain to receive into natural history things either common, or mean, or oversubtle and in their original condition useless, the answer of the poor woman to the haughty prince who had rejected her petition as an unworthy thing and beneath his dignity, may be taken for an oracle: "Then leave off being king."
Only a few years ago the heroes of the music-hall menaced the Boers with unspeakable castigations when only they could be persuaded to leave off unaccountably thrashing our generals; and when Purcell wrote “Come if you Dare,” and many another martial ditty, the time had not long passed when Van Tromp sailed up the Thames with a broom at his mast-head.
They begged Austria to evacuate the Papal Legations, and to leave off interfering with the States of Central Italy.
But, saith he, you must submit to the laws of the land, and leave off those meetings which you was wont to have; for the statute-law is directly against it; and I am sent to you by the justices to tell you that they do intend to prosecute the law against you if you submit not.
Justice KEELIN called this pedler's French, saying, that I must leave off my canting.
I know now that that roasting at Rugby was worse, for real corporal anguish, than my ordeal at Lahore — but at least I'd known that Dawson must leave off at the last, whereas in Bibi Kalil's cellar, with the growing heat only beginning to make my back and legs tingle and run rivers of sweat, I knew that it would continue, hotter and ever hotter, to the unspeakable end.
In a fit I jumped into the first boat, and shoved on board the Frenchman, sending an officer to La Marmora's batteries to beg them to leave off firing.