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bow out

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You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
Thomas Traherne
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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /baʊaʊt/

Verb

bow out

  1. (idiomatic) To resign, or leave, with one's credibility still intact.
    Jane had a long spell as chairman, but bowed out after she had a child.

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