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Definition of Departure

Departure

  1. Division; separation; putting away.
  2. Separation or removal from a place; the act or process of departing or going away.
  3. Removal from the present life; death; decease.
  4. Deviation or abandonment, as from or of a rule or course of action, a plan, or a purpose.
  5. The desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another.
  6. The distance due east or west which a person or ship passes over in going along an oblique line.

Departure Quotations

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
Tennessee Williams

The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
Winston Churchill

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
Bertrand Russell

When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring - and where the sea might deposit you - until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure.
Andrew O'Hagan

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Departure Translations

departure in Afrikaans is vertrek
departure in Danish is afgang
departure in Dutch is uittocht, vertrek
departure in German is Start {f}, Abfahrt {f}, Abfahrt, Start, abreise
departure in Italian is dipartita, espatrio, partenza
departure in Latin is digressus, digressio, profectio, excessum
departure in Norwegian is avgang, avvik, avreise
departure in Portuguese is partida
departure in Spanish is partida
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