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Verb
Present participle for to abandon or leave behind
“Friendless, persecuted, poor, about the early age of twenty-two, was the greatest poet which the world has ever seen, compelled to desert his home, his wife, his children, to seek employment from the hands of strangers.”
Verb
Present participle for to renounce, especially when contrary to a promise or obligation
“If you now desert the cause of liberty, in this most honorable and important contest, we can have no fellowship with you.”
Verb
Present participle for to leave or flee from a place or group
“Once it was apparent that the battle was lost, the troops began to desert en masse.”
Adjective
Absent without leave (permission)
Adjective
Fleeing or running away
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