chase away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chase away force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings "Drive away potential burglars","drive away bad thoughts","dispel doubts","The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Arbroath's away for 'is life wi' old Nick in full chase arter 'im!
"The Treasure of Heaven" by Marie Corelli
Philip immediately forgot all about being a king; away went ball and sceptre, and off he started in full chase.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 357, October 30, 1886" by Various
No, there yet will beam a brilliant day To chase these lurid, murky clouds away!
"The Poetry of Wales" by John Jenkins
But this was because she gloried in chasing that sadness away.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
Hang it all, Mac, what the dickens chased you away from the Canadian?
"Raw Gold" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Eric then carried the outer dais-boards away from Breidabolstad, and Thorgest gave chase.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
He's given me strict orders to chase away worry from you.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
I got away, and he chased me.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
When I'm with you, my soul is light; I chase away dull melancholy.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Mr. Knight would chase everybody away.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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In poetry:

So beautiful that infant,
When in death's arms he lay;
It seemed like peaceful slumber,
That morn might chase away.
"Reminiscences Of The Departed" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Then chased I Mordered away,
Who fledd to London right,
From London to Winchester, and
To Cornwalle tooke his flyght.
"The Legend of King Arthur" by Thomas Percy
Those eyes shall make my only day,
Shall set my spirit free,
And chase the foolish thoughts away
That mourn your memory.
"Last Words" by Emily Jane Bronte
Stars! you brighten
And you lighten
Many a heart-grief here below;
But your gleaming
And your beaming
Cannot chase away my woe.
"At Night" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Thus did our suff'ring Savior pray,
With mighty cries and tears;
God heard him in that dreadful day,
And chased away his fears.
"Psalm 22 part 2" by Isaac Watts
The dawn has chased away the storm;
Serene and lovely is the morn.
Lo! Batu leads the stolen horse
To Sapar-beg, his brother sworn.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli

In news:

Milan's Arkel Coleman (29) pushes CPA 's Chase Smith (22) away on a run.
Steve Martos says officers and a police dog chased the man who ran away and were able to detain him.
David Chase, creator of 'The Sopranos,' and Steven Van Zandt, of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, used dozens of 'needle drops' in the new movie 'Not Fade Away'.
'Sopranos' creator David Chase chats about his new film 'Not Fade Away '.
(AP) — "The Sopranos" creator David Chase's film "Not Fade Away " will kick off the Virginia Film Festival's 25th anniversary celebration.
NYFF to 'Not Fade Away ' with David Chase.
The New York Film Festival has tapped David Chase's feature debut, "Not Fade Away ," as the centerpiece gala selection for the 2012 edition of the fest.
The chance for an idyllic debut for the Nets in Brooklyn had left with the storm clouds, chased away at a time when the city needed many things, but not yet basketball.
The principle venue is the Royal Festival Hall (RFH), built in 1951 for the wildly successful Festival of Britain, conceived to chase away post-war blues.
But Chase Branscum gave away all the gifts he received—all 500 of them.
Looking for something a little out of the ordinary to chase away the winter chill.
Chase, 90, passed away at her home in Albany, N.Y. On November 10, 2012.
A sunny day chases the mist away.
A wild elephant trampled a school teacher riding a moped and sat beside the man's body until chased away by the police, the United News of India reported today.
In Queens, police are searching for a man who broke into a convent but was reportedly chased away by a nun before he could rob anything.
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In science:

In the case that our civilization is embedded in a large civilization, one of the tasks of the ‘guards’ living in the bases would be, undoubtely, to chase away the human-hunters and other outlaws.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
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