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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

293. [Initial Motion from.] Departure.

   NOUN:DEPARTURE, decession [rare], decampment; embarkation; outset, start, headway, inspan [S. Africa], debouchment, debouch or débouché [F.]; removal; exit (egress) [See Egress]; congé [F.], exodus, hegira, flight.
  LEAVE-TAKING, valediction, adieu, farewell, good-by or good-bye, Godspeed, stirrup cup; valedictorian.
  STARTING POINT, starting post; point -, place- of -departure, – embarkation; port of embarkation.
   VERB:DEPART; go, go away, part [archaic], take one’s departure, set out; set -, march -, put -, start -, be -, move -, get -, whip -, pack -, go -, take oneself- off; start, boun [archaic], issue, march out, debouch; go forth, sally forth; sally, set forward; be gone.
  leave a place, quit, vacate, evacuate, abandon; go off the stage, make one’s exit; retire, withdraw, remove; “use your legs” [Merchant of Venice]; vamose or vamoose [slang, U. S.], mizzle [slang], skip [slang], cut [colloq. or slang], go one’s way, go along, go from home; take flight, take wing; spring, fly, flit, wing one’s flight; fly away, whip away; strike tents, decamp; break camp, break away, break ground [naut.] walk one’s chalks [slang], cut one’s stick or cut stick [slang], cut and run [colloq.]; take leave; say -, bid- good-by &c. n.; disappear [See Disappearance]; abscond (avoid) [See Avoidance]; entrain; saddle, bridle, harness up, hitch up [colloq.], inspan [S. Africa]; “speed the parting guest” [Pope].
  EMBARK; go on board, go aboard; set sail; put to sea, go to sea; sail, take ship; hoist the blue Peter; get under way, weigh anchor.
   ADJECTIVE:DEPARTING &c. v.; valedictory; outward bound.
   ADVERB:HENCE, whence, thence; with a foot in the stirrup; on the wing, on the move.
   INTERJECTION:BEGONE! (ejection) [See Ejection]; cut! cut away! cut off! [all colloq.], away! to horse! boot! saddle! all aboard! busk and boun ye! [archaic].
  FAREWELL! adieu! good-by or goodbye! good-day! au revoir! [F.], vale! [L.], fare you well! God bless you! Godspeed! auf wiedersehen! [G.], au plaisir de vous revoir! [F.], bon voyage! [F.], glückliche Reise! [G.], vive valeque! [L.], bye-bye! [colloq.], be good! [slang], so long! [slang], come again!    QUOTATIONS:
  1. See the shaking funnels roar, With the Peter at the fore.—Kipling
  2. Boot! saddle! to horse and away!—Browning