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leave behind

verb (transitive)
1.
(adverb) to forget or neglect to bring or take
2.
to cause to remain as a result or sign of something: the storm left a trail of damage behind
3.
to pass: once the wind came up, we soon left the land behind us
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  • This morning there was the loveliest sunshine, and that I was going to leave behind.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • It is the one thing I could not leave behind when I ran away from Mayberry.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Think of the poor people I leave behind me in poverty and in prison.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Those they leave behind do not know when to look for their return.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • I doubt me if a man can leave behind him a better fame than that.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post

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