a saying farewell; a parting or goodbye; departure: His leave-taking was brief.
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How to use leave-taking in a sentence
Even the vacation-happy George W. Bush took offense at the length and timing of congressional leave-taking.
As Perker said this, he looked towards the door, with an evident desire to render the leave-taking as brief as possible.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
French leave is preferable to a formal leave-taking upon such occasions.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
But that night after his prolonged leave-taking Sara Lee went upstairs to her room and faced the situation.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
We had a very affectionate leave-taking, and a body of the natives escorted us for the first 100 miles or so of our trip.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
When the summer holidays were over, Salo and Bruno moved into town, but even this leave-taking did not prove very hard.Maezli | Johanna Spyri
British Dictionary definitions for leave-taking
the act of departing; a farewell
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