Definition of Leading off

1. Noun. The act of enticing others into sinful ways.

Exact synonyms: Leading Astray
Generic synonyms: Enticement, Temptation

Definition of Leading off

1. Verb. (present participle of lead off) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leading Off

leading astray
leading axle
leading diagonal
leading diagonals
leading edge
leading indicator
leading indicators
leading lady
leading lamella
leading light
leading lights
leading man
leading off (current term)
leading question
leading questions
leading rein
leading seaman
leading seamen
leading strand
leading tone
leading tones
leading truck
leading wheel

Literary usage of Leading off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Series of Plays by Joanna Baillie (1821)
"... leading off Elb. in triumph, and Dwina following, with her hands and eyes raised to heaven in astonishment. ..."

2. Translations of foreign biological memoirs by Sir J Burdon-Sanderson (1887)
"Method of leading-off the Torpedo-shock into an experimental Circuit. ... If the fish is in air nothing stands in the way of such a leading off; ..."

3. L. R. A. as Authorities: Including the Citations of Each Case as a Precedent Lawyers' reports annotated, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers' reports annotated, United States Supreme Court (1914)
"... land on cove leading off from a river to recover for interference with is right of access to the river by construction of railroad track across the ..."

4. Electro-physiology by Wilhelm Biedermann (1898)
"268, as the most convenient for leading off from the torpedo in water. A circular zinc-plate, ... A portion of the zinc was bent outwards for leading off. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"This very useful hit may be used as a counter under several circumstances, especially upon your adversary's leading off with the right hand at the body (a ..."

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