come away from

phrasal verb

came away from; come away from; coming away from; comes away from
: to move away from (an area, place, etc.)
The guard told him to come away from the door.
often used figuratively
Most readers come away from the book feeling reassured.
It was a difficult experience, but she came away from it a stronger and more confident person.

Examples of come away from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Simmer until the meat is coming away from the neck. Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Yet O’Connor came away from his first tussle with ice, around 2010, wanting more. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Books The Emperor Has New Clothes Joseph Epstein One comes away from Emperor of Rome with different views of Rome’s emperors than one had before reading Mary Beard on them. Daniel Foster, National Review, 30 Nov. 2023 Three of the five wins have come away from home, one against preseason No. 23 Saint Mary’s and two against lower tier Pac-12 schools in OT. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 But outside, attendees expressed frustration with the mess in Congress, even as some came away from the event with sympathy for their congressman’s plight. Kayla Guo, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Bekele and Ortiz appear to have had impressive access to Perry over a period of 10 years, yet nobody is going to come away from Maxine’s Baby thinking that there’s anything here that runs counter to exactly the way Perry wants to present himself to the world. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Oct. 2023 The Israelis came away from the violence of the second intifada believing that concessions and a search for peace would be met with more violence. Daniel Byman, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 Still, the Rams came away from the loss with a positive outlook. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Come away from.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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