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Definition of "leave off" []

  • To omit (verb)
  • To desist; to cease. (verb)

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Use "leave off" in a sentence
  • "Lastly, concerning the disdain to receive into natural history things either common, or mean, or oversubtle and in their original condition useless, the answer of the poor woman to the haughty prince who had rejected her petition as an unworthy thing and beneath his dignity, may be taken for an oracle: "Then leave off being king.""
  • "But, saith he, you must submit to the laws of the land, and leave off those meetings which you was wont to have; for the statute-law is directly against it; and I am sent to you by the justices to tell you that they do intend to prosecute the law against you if you submit not."
  • "Justice KEELIN called this pedler's French, saying, that I must leave off my canting."