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Leave alone   /liv əlˈoʊn/   Listen
Leave alone

verb
1.
Leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking.  Synonyms: leave, leave behind.  "Leave the young fawn alone" , "Leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"






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"Leave alone" Quotes from Famous Books



... exactly. Mr. Curzon's wonderful took up with the sick folks and children, but it's us well ones he can't leave alone. His work's never done, as you may say. Now what do you suppose he's after to-night?' in a ...
— The Village by the River • H. Louisa Bedford

... beyond the stature of a small infant, but the girl increased with her years, so that the labor of providing food and lodging devolved wholly on her. She went out daily to get wood for their lodge-fire, and took her little brother along that no accident might happen to him; for he was too little to leave alone. A big bird might have flown away with him. She made him a bow and arrows, and said to him one day, "I will leave you behind where I have been chopping—you must hide yourself, and you will soon see the Gitshee-gitshee-gaun-ia-see-ug, or snow birds, come ...
— The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians • Henry R. Schoolcraft

... facts be granted. To revert to my simile of the box of letters, you have but to select such facts as suit you, you have but to leave alone those which do not suit you, and let your theory of history be what it will, you can find no difficulty in ...
— Short Studies on Great Subjects • James Anthony Froude

... away, to depart. forkuri to run away, to escape. forlasi to leave alone, to abandon, to desert. formangxi to eat away, to eat up. forpreni to take away, to remove. fortrinki to drink away, to ...
— A Complete Grammar of Esperanto • Ivy Kellerman



Words linked to "Leave alone" :   refrain, leave, let, forbear, leave behind



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