: being something done or given for someone who is leaving to live, study, or travel in a distant place
a going-away present/party

Examples of going-away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Upon his retirement, Calhoun is set to take home a giant going-away present: a $45 million mix of stock awards and options that vest over time. Chris Isidore, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 Her workmates threw her a going-away party on a Friday. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2023 The going-away party Piccioli threw for him at the end of April, with everyone wearing I ❤ SdS T-shirts, made the rounds on social media. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 20 Sep. 2023 Before Seacrest's final appearance as co-host on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa presented her longtime friend and colleague with a custom going-away gift perfect for any retiree. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2023 The peer-to-peer apps offer an easy way to donate to a friend, say someone who is buying the latest going-away gift at the office. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 4 Apr. 2023 Following a going-away party on Dec. 20, the Martinezes discovered there was a screw in one of their car tires. Dallas News, 20 Mar. 2023 Metamora thwarted Simeon’s title hopes for the second straight season and spoiled Smith’s going-away party, winning its first state championship with a 46-42 overtime victory at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center. Steve Millar, Chicago Tribune, 11 Mar. 2023 While Walsh, 55, never really took to Washington, a going-away party Monday night at the posh home of Washington power couple Jack and Susanna Quinn showed the town had taken a liking to him. Jim Puzzanghera, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Mar. 2023

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“Going-away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/going-away. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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