brush aside

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v brush aside bar from attention or consideration "She dismissed his advances"
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Usage

In literature:

Friends and strangers tried to speak to him as he approached them on the trail, but he brushed them aside impatiently and rushed onward.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
Musa would have brushed the man aside, but the chain of the amulet had tangled about his neck and he was forced to pause while removing it.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
That again, therefore, for all practical purposes, may be brushed aside.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Of a sudden, then, he heard the sound of something directly beneath him, rudely brushing the foliage aside.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
She put out a hand to check him, but he brushed it aside.
"The Crooked House" by Brandon Fleming
Men brush them aside, and keep to the few that count.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Mrs Fyne brushed them aside, with the semi-conscious egoism of all safe, established, existences.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Every pre-conceived object in life had suddenly been brushed aside by the exhilaration of the moment.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
He had heard much of the majesty of the law, and here he had seen the entire machinery of justice brushed aside.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
But aside from a few gray patches of brush there seemed to be no sign of life.
"The Quantum Jump" by Robert Wicks
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In poetry:

Artist! lay the brush aside;
Twilight gathers chill and gray;
Turn the picture to the wall,--
Thou hast wrought in vain to-day.
"Mona Lisa" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
MARIA.
Already you forget,
Oh, heedless father! Did you not promise me
To lay aside your brush to-day at noon,
And tell me the great secret?
"The Spagnoletto. Act I" by Emma Lazarus
He thinks it is some holy vision,
Brushes that aside and with decision
Jumps -- and hits the snake with his stick,
Crushes his spine, and then with quick,
Urgent command
Takes her hand.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell
Laugh, laugh, sea-birds and glad, glad sea,
My soul laughs too in mad, mad glee;
I catch her in my waiting arms
And lose my fears of wrecks and storms;
I brush the sea-damp locks aside
And kiss the mouth she tries to hide.
"My Fisher Lass" by James Edwin Campbell

In news:

ND players brush aside Wittek's comments.
Pryor Brushes Aside Talk Of 2014 Election.
Why Murdoch can't brush aside lawmakers' report.
Brushing aside criticism from racino operators and New York Indian tribes, Gov David Paterson Nov 22 unveiled a deal to permit a Wisconsin Indian tribe build a casino in the once-flourishing Catskills resort region.
Music producer brushes it all aside, and even says he agrees with some of Gotye's remarks.
Brushing aside soil in a bare spot in left field of the baseball field yielded a hollow object that appeared to be metal.
KIRYAT MALACHI, Israel — Israel and Hamas brushed aside international calls for restraint Friday and escalated their lethal conflict over Gaza.
Brush with some of the rosemary marinade and set the figs aside.
Defeat, George W Bush brushed aside such forecasts, telling one of his worried aides that they were all being pessimists.
Serena Williams brushed aside Maria Sharapova in straight sets Sunday to claim the season-ending WTA Tour Championship in Istanbul.
While making it perfectly clear that nobody's reputation should be brushed aside like "roadkill," the Supreme Court of Canada made it easier yesterday for radio "shock jocks " and devil's advocates to engage in freewheeling public debate.
There was video from NASA over the weekend that may have showed UFO's and NASA attempted to someone brush it aside.
Chelsea shook off their Japanese jet lag as an early second-half blitz brushed aside Monterrey 3-1 to set up a Club World Cup final against Corinthians.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the wake of another come-from-ahead loss, coach Norv Turner brushed aside any notion that the San Diego Chargers would consider sitting mistake-prone quarterback Philip Rivers.
SAN DIEGO—In the wake of another come-from-ahead loss, coach Norv Turner brushed aside any notion that the San Diego Chargers would consider sitting mistake-prone quarterback Philip Rivers.
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