(We'll leave Shirley Chisholm, Alan Keyes and Carol Moseley-Braun out of this).
Her daughters had died before they could have children of their own, before they even had a body of work to leave behind.
“I leave my children at home, get on a plane, risk my life in dangerous areas for my job,” Rivera once said.
During the Cultural Revolution, he had to leave school to work in an oil factory.
Akhil Amar argues Congress should either impeach him or arrest him—but the courts should leave him alone.
And six weeks after that I had things in shape so't I was able to leave.
There was laughter and applause and not a soul offered to leave.
He was standing to take his leave, and turned away his eyes.
I hope my dearest jewel is not going to leave me—are you, Nykin?
"I believe the Bible says to leave all and cleave unto your wife," returned Garrison.
Old English læfan "to let remain; remain; have left; bequeath," from Proto-Germanic *laibijan (cf. Old Frisian leva "to leave," Old Saxon farlebid "left over"), causative of *liban "remain," (cf. Old English belifan, German bleiben, Gothic bileiban "to remain"), from root *laf- "remnant, what remains," from PIE *leip- "to stick, adhere;" also "fat."
The Germanic root has only the sense "remain, continue," which also is in Greek lipares "persevering, importunate." But this usually is regarded as a development from the primary PIE sense of "adhere, be sticky" (cf. Lithuanian lipti, Old Church Slavonic lipet "to adhere," Greek lipos "grease," Sanskrit rip-/lip- "to smear, adhere to." Seemingly contradictory meaning of "depart" (early 13c.) comes from notion of "to leave behind" (as in to leave the earth "to die;" to leave the field "retreat").
"permission," Old English leafe "leave, permission, license," dative and accusative of leaf "permission," from West Germanic *lauba (cf. Old Norse leyfi "permission," Old Saxon orlof, Old Frisian orlof, German Urlaub "leave of absence"), from PIE *leubh- "to care, desire, love, approve" (see love (n.)). Cognate with Old English lief "dear," the original idea being "approval resulting from pleasure." Cf. love, believe. In military sense, it is attested from 1771.