file away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v file away place in a container for keeping records "File these bills, please"
    • v file away put into an archive
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Quotations

  • Dr. Joyce Brothers
    Dr. Joyce Brothers
    “Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”

Usage

In literature:

The people have filed it away till the grand appeal is settled; but they have not forgotten it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
I tactfully suppressed the word but I filed the idea away.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
The next minute Chris was standing by his mustang's head, watching the mules file away.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
The four cows, in single file, hurried after him anxiously, afraid he might be snatched away from them.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The first player takes his place on the starting or taw line and makes a "back," with his head away from the file.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Moreover, it may be filed away for a hundred years and be ready for the instant it is needed.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, December 1887" by Various
I want the resolution filed and put away in the city archives.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
He saw files of Tartars pulling away from the main formation, which was pursuing Qutuz and Kalawun.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He shouted, and turbaned men filed into the tent, and carried the gray figure away.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Then these lean and quiet men filed out, mounted the waiting horses and went away in the darkness, mysterious figures against the stars.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
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In poetry:

Silence-shod, as phantoms seem
In the marches of a dream,
Single-filed, the grim array
Through the pine-trees wound away.
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And are themselves the ghosts, file cabinet gray,
…….Of some departed us,
…….Signing our lives away
On ferned and parslied windows of a bus.
"Curriculum Vitae" by Anthony Hecht
Hail the Russian picture around the little box: —
Exiles,
Troops in files,
Generals in uniform,
Mujiks in their smocks,
And holy maiden soldiers who have cut away their locks.
"This, My Song, Is Made For Kerensky" by Vachel Lindsay
If some bit of gossip come,
File the thing away. Scandalously spicy crumb,
File the thing away. If suspicion comes to you That your neighbor isn't true Let me tell you what to do
File the thing away.
"On File" by John Kendrick Bangs
I taunt you not unkindly With ills you did not make, I would not wish you blindly
In haste the bond to break;
But tenderly and truly To file away the chain,
And render justice duly To Man's Estate again!
"Ye Thirty Noble Nations " by Martin Farquhar Tupper
I THANK you, MR. PRESIDENT, you've kindly broke the ice;
Virtue should always be the first,--I 'm only SECOND VICE--
(A vice is something with a screw that's made to hold its jaw
Till some old file has played away upon an ancient saw).
"Meeting Of The Alumni Of Harvard College" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A couple of things to file away for future reference.
"If somebody assaulted you, you'd file a complaint right away," says Adamczyk of the state police.
Three Seneca City Council terms are set to expire this April, while filing to enter that race is only weeks away.
SENECA – Three Seneca City Council terms are set to expire this April, while filing to enter that race is only weeks away.
Telegraph file photoBob Miller, of Folsom, passed away Wednesday night after a long battle with cancer.
In t his Dec 5, 2010, file photo, Oakland Raiders running back Marcel Reece tries to get away from San Diego Chargers linebacker Kevin Burnett during an NFL football game, in San Diego.
View full size AP file The Indians acquired first baseman Lars Anderson from the Red Sox Tuesday, trading away minor-league knuckleballer Steven Wright.
A judge heard pretrial motions Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by Sharon Duncan, who said she bought the lottery ticket but threw it away after a scanner said it wasn't a winner.
In this 1943 file photo, a group of Polish Jews are led away for deportation by German SS soldiers during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto by German troops after an uprising in the Jewish quarter.
Keep the name of Matthew (Matt) Sieberg filed away in your musical memory.
AP File Photo Nobody can take away Max St Pierre 's role as the catcher for the 2006 International League champion Mud Hens.
Five years after filing a lawsuit against the city, former police captain Marion Serious Lewis is one step away from settling his complaint for $350,000.
I read it and, for whatever reason, just filed it away for a rainy day.
A Kentucky woman has filed for a restraining order seeking to keep a fourth-grade boy she says is a bully away from her 9-year-old daughter.
Two days into The Pirate Bay trial, it looks as though the file-sharing site may come away victorious, despite many odds.
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