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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
Leo Yankevich
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
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Give oneself away

HeknerHekner ModeratorPosts: 1,447 mod
"... if you care, don't let them know,
Don't give yourself away ..."

to give away - to reveal or make something known, often unintentionally; also, betray or expose someone

She gave away her true feelings.

He gave away his accomplices.

This idiom is sometimes put as give oneself away, as in If you don't want the family to know about your gambling, don't give yourself away by spending your winnings. (The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms)


  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 4,748 mod

    “There is much to learn about mothering, she said -
    you will need to give beyond your limits,
    yet not give yourself away.
    you will need to soothe and calm,
    even when peace eludes you.
    you will be required to believe without any doubts
    when others shake their heads and sigh.
    to trust your instincts, and follow your heart,
    digging into depths that you never even knew
    were there.
    you will need to give your all,
    and then let go.
    encouraging their growth, cheering their flight,
    all the while watching pieces of yourself fly away.
    and when it's over, your job turns to you.
    and offering all that you've learned to yourself.
    it will be time to mother you.”

    —Terri St. Cloud
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 28,405 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I was so excited that I gave away all the ideas during internal meeting.
  • shah51272shah51272 Posts: 276 ✭✭
    If I give away all my past to you then you will not even like to talk with me.
    @Frank please point out my mistakes.
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 4,748 mod
    edited March 2015
    @shah51272 If I gave away all about my past, you probably wouldn't talk to me anymore.
  • shah51272shah51272 Posts: 276 ✭✭
    Thanks @Frank
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 6,847 mod
    If I proved that the girl I liked is the right person for me, I will give away my true feelings for her.
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