There he was: Will Ferrell, in all his green-suited glory, departing the North Pole on a floating sheet of ice.
The two are departing the series this week, under circumstances that are being kept firmly under wraps.
All told, News Corp. is believed to have paid 8.5 million pounds to departing senior staff.
After the last machines were phased out in New York, commenters on a New York Times article eulogized the departing lever machine.
And they said that the blame for managing foreign policy crises can hardly be heaped on the departing secretary.
For example, in the island of Paho there is a tree called dani, under which the departing spirits sit down and weep.
He looked up, saw that the package was gone, and that the departing visitor had it.
Several reliable witnesses informed her that they had been seen (and envied) departing with the crocodile for Harlingden.
The wives and children of the departing troops were present, as was the general and staff.
And will you damn yourselves by departing from God, and that when he calleth you and obligeth you to him?
mid-13c., "part from each other," from Old French departir (10c.) "to divide, distribute; separate (oneself), depart; die," from Late Latin departire "divide" (transitive), from de- "from" (see de-) + partire "to part, divide," from pars (genitive partis) "a part" (see part (n.)).
As a euphemism for "to die" (to depart this life; cf. Old French departir de cest siecle) it is attested from c.1500, as is the departed for "the dead," singly or collectively. Transitive lingers in some English usages; the wedding service was till death us depart until 1662. Related: Departed; departing.