leave (v.) Old form(s): leaue , leauing
abandon, forsake, relinquish
CE II.i.41[Adriana to Luciana] if thou live to see like right bereft, / This fool-begged patience in thee will be left
H8 IV.ii.3[Katherine to Griffith] My legs like loaden branches bow to th'earth, / Willing to leave their burden
MW II.ii.22[Falstaff to Pistol] leaving the fear of God on the left hand [i.e. disregarding the fear of God]
TG IV.iv.71[disguised Julia to Proteus, of Julia] you loved not her, to leave her token
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