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  • What's she doin 'leavin' th 'young un to Joan, and gaddin' about wi 'ribbins i' her bonnet?

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • "Marse Tom, I nussed you when you was a little baby, en I raised you all by myself tell you was most a young man; en now you is young en rich, en I is po en gitt'n ole, en I come heah b'leavin 'dat you would he'p de ole mammy 'long down de little road dat's lef' twix her en de grave, en --"

    Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • Does I meet up wid dat goat I'll sho 'bust him in de haid fo' leavin 'me.

    Lady Luck

  • I had watched him and cared for him as if I was his mother, 'stead of his bein' my father, and a hurt to him was like a hurt to me: and when that man talked o 'leavin' him to fend for himself in his old age, the thought seemed as if it would break my heart: and now

    A Loose End and Other Stories

  • "Th 'little bye he be allers a puttin' some on bread an 'leavin' it on th 'cheers."

    Sweetapple Cove

  • They clean up a place like, eat up all th 'leavin's, an' give th 'young nigs suthin' ter du. '

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • You was afraid of me, an 'you wouldn't show it, an' you wouldn't own up that you was lost -- 'til I'd made the play of goin' off an 'leavin' you.

    The Gold Girl

  • Now you ain't a-goin 'to think of quittin' Wilton an 'leavin' me high an 'dry with this propeller idee, are you?

    Flood Tide

  • But I reckon the best figgerin 'would include dodgin' some lead an 'leavin' at least Bland or Alloway dead behind you.

    The Lone Star Ranger

  • 'Hullo, Harris!' they says – 'leavin' the district? '

    A Little Bush Maid

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