lay aside

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lay aside accumulate money for future use "He saves half his salary"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lay aside to discard: to put apart for future use
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Quotations

  • George Washington
    George%20Washington
    “When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside.”
  • Catullus
    Catullus
    “It is difficult to lay aside a confirmed passion.”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “In Words, as Fashions, the same Rule will hold;Alike Fantastick, if too New, or Old;Be not the first by whom the New are tryd,Nor yet the last to lay the Old aside.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Lay is the causal to lie, from A.S. lecgan; Ice. leggja, Ger. legen.

Usage

In literature:

There is little hopes of recovery for such as lay aside the ordinances.
"Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life" by John Brown (of Wamphray)
Under the sanction of such authority, I will lay aside all that remains, certain it will be needed for thy use.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
Lay your book aside, be calm, be firm, but listen to me seriously.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
Let us lay aside our petty quarrels and take up this greater cause.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
Now he put it aside and lay down upon the floor to sleep.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
What else do they lay aside when in mourning, except their gold and purple?
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
We counselled him to lay aside his pen and take hold of plow handles instead.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
As for Hodulf, bear him aside out of the path of the host, that we may lay him in mound when all is ended.
"Havelok The Dane" by Charles Whistler
I also pulled one, but they called to me and beckoned me to lay aside my sword, which I accordingly did, and then they all sat down.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
He who lays aside his carnal lusts and affections, at once and of a certainty becomes equal to Buddha.
"Tales of Old Japan" by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
We lay aside our little lorgnette.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
I should have been with thee one day earlier, save that I turned aside to Basildene, where I heard that the old man lay dying alone.
"In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green
He tried to remove and lay aside his patent leathers.
"Stage Confidences" by Clara Morris
It was in fact not very easy to answer, and when one lays a letter aside to answer, the weeks slip away very fast.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
Lay aside affected, silly etiquette for the natural dictates of the heart.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Take out about a quarter part of the flour you intend to use, and lay it aside.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
Lay the ornaments aside with the ring.
"Ticket No. "9672"" by Jules Verne
Laying aside this question, I shall relate the doings of the governor.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803" by E.H. Blair
I doubt if she would have suffered me to lay aside my uniform.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
Come, come, Sir: lay the Devil aside; do not proceed with so much malice and against knowledge.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
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In poetry:

Come to me, Belovèd,
Babe of Bethlehem;
Lay aside Thy Sceptre
And Thy Diadem.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
I break my pilgrim staff, I lay
Aside the toiling oar;
The angel sought so far away
I welcome at my door.
"My Psalm" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The yeoman lays aside his soil-stained smock,
And from his herd selects a trusty steed,
And sallies forth to help in hour of need;
Nor dreads the battle's shock.
"England's Brave Sons" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
Here drink with Thee the royal wine of Heaven;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.
"Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face" by Horatius Bonar
'Twas ev'nin' when we turned for 'ome:
The moon shone full that night:
An' for a mile or more ahead
The road lay gleamin' white:
An' Rose sat close aside o' me.
'Er face turned to the light.
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
Once again the maple blushes, blushes rosy, rosy red;
She blushes in the Autumn,
When she lays her robes aside
For the long, long sleep of Winter,
And finds naught 'neath which to hide,
O, then the maple blushes, blushes rosy, rosy red.
"Twice The Maple Blushes" by James Edwin Campbell

In news:

Pharr lays aside arrest warrants for ticket amnesty.
Lay aside the slimy torrent of sexual-abuse charges now raging through the Bellefonte courthouse.
Laying aside concerns over density, the Westerville Planning Commission voted Sept 28 to support a 504-unit apartment complex between County Line Road and Polaris Parkway, west of Alum Creek.
Pharr lays aside arrest warrants for ticket amnesty .
Laying aside concerns over density , the Westerville Planning Commission voted Sept 28 to support a 504-unit apartment complex between County Line Road and Polaris Parkway, west of Alum Creek.
Last summer, the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States agreed on legislation that would set national standards for the treatment of laying hens , setting aside years of enmity over the issue.
Laying aside our bent to live for people's approval is a great burden-lifter.
The gifts still lay aside the tree with gift cards hanging, ready to be spent.
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In science:

Laying aside questions of existence and consistency for the moment, we can solve the problems raised at the end of §7 as follows.
Set theory for category theory
Here we set aside such difficulties and adopt in a pedagogical way the simplest mean-field description of the condensate, on which we lay our theoretical development in order to detect the transport properties of the exciton condensate.
Coherent exciton transport in semiconductors
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