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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • VII How it happened it is impossible to say because it came about step by step, unnoticed, but in the third month of Ivan Ilych’s illness, his wife, his daughter, his son, his acquaintances, the doctors, the servants, and above all he himself, were aware that the whole interest he had for other people was whether he would soon vacate his place, and at last release the living from the discomfort caused by his presence and be himself released from his sufferings.

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as in: vacate the building Define
to leave a place, job or position previously occupied
as in: vacate the lower court's ruling Define
to cancel or annul a formal ruling or contract
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