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Definition of "leave of absence" [leave of absence]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leave of absence" in a sentence
  • "Even one of the linchpins, Petitte, had to take a leave of absence from the growing insanity; as he followed used-to-be-future-Hall of Famer Roger Clemens to the Houston Astros for a three-year sabbatical."
  • "So she had tidied up her affairs, taken a leave of absence from her job, security-sealed her home, and agreed to follow them."
  • "As you will be in a situation to know when the leave of absence will be granted me which I have asked, will you be so good as to communicate it by a line to Mr. Lewis & Mr. Eppes? hope to see you in the summer, and that if you are not otherwise engaged, you will encamp with me at Monticello for awhile."