square away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v square away put (things or places) in order "Tidy up your room!"
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Quotations

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    “Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.”

Idioms

Squared away - Being prepared or ready for business or tasks at hand. Having the proper knowledge, skill and equipment to handle your assignment or station. 'He is a great addition to the squad; he is squared away.'
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Usage

In literature:

He walked away to the window and stood looking out into the square for a while.
"The Herapath Property" by J. S. Fletcher
I ask you, fair and square, will you come away from that window?
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
Outside, they stood like a great encampment, stretching away, filling the whole square.
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
Away to the right of the village, now reduced to ruins, was another larger village; we squared around on our mud bank to look at that.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
It had stopped several squares away; there seemed to be a number of people gathered about it.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
Tony saw him square his shoulders and turn away.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
Under this painting is a square-shaped portrait, half cut away by a recess, in which stands a modern altar.
"Luca Signorelli" by Maud Cruttwell
I've got one picture, square front end, of that old fellow, and I don't think he was twenty feet away from me.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
I saw Jack turn away from the mountain in the Yale rowing shirt, and his eyes met Natica's squarely for the first time since Cherry's.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
As the wind was light, the Isabel was lashed to the side, and the bark squared away upon her course.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

With never a bark and never a bite,
But only an oath, to break,
As we squared away for Praya Bay
With our prizes in our wake.
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche
But General Stewart ordered his men forward in square,
All of them on foot, ready to die and to dare;
And he forced the enemy to engage in the fray,
But in a short time they were glad to run away.
"The Battle of Abu Klea" by William Topaz McGonagall
The spare-room windows wide were raised,
And you could look that summer day
On pastures green, and sunny hills,
And low rills wandering away.
Near by, the square front yard was sweet
With rose and caraway.
"The Deacon's Daughter" by Marietta Holley
Flow'rs of rarest fragrance all the year shall bloom,
And singing birds make music in your chosen room.
Come, breathe its balmy air!
Come, charm away my care,
In the little white cottage on Everygreen Square.
"Come, Pretty School-Girl!" by Henry Clay Work
And lo! as he spake, into street and square
Streamed Florentine burghers in grim array:
Then Charles, and Sforza, and groom Beaucaire,
Scared by the city they deemed but fair,
Shouldered their pikes, and passed away.
"How Florence Rings Her Bells" by Alfred Austin
I'll never even spin my top,
But put it away in a box. I'll stop
Whistling the sailor-songs he taught.
I'll save my pennies till I have bought
A silver heart in the market square,
I've seen some beautiful, white ones there.
"Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Year-to-Year Growth After operating the Newberg store for a couple of years, Critter Cabana 's owners bought their second, a 6,000-square-foot building 20 minutes away in Wilsonville.
Think of the smallest kitchen you can imagine, and then take away a few square feet.
Festival of Trees, ' Blown Away' and Lights On begins at Utica Square.
Festival of Trees, 'Blown Away' and Lights On begins at Utica Square.
Festival of Trees, 'Blown Away' and Lights On begins at Utica Square.
Peter Miller, of Altamira Racing Stable, started thinking big in the moments after his 70-1 longshot , All Squared Away, won the Lexington Stakes.
Latest "Salsa on the Square " compilation CD to be given away free.
The retailer said the new 45,000-sq.-ft. T store will open in Cascade Plaza in Tigard, about a mile away from a full-line Nordstrom store in the Washington Square shopping center.
All Squared Away upsets the Coolmore Lexington at 70-1.
The battles fought and lost by Democratic incumbents in the State Senate have political watchers across the state squarely focused on the 17th District Senate race, some two years away in 2006.
Many of Akron's premier attractions are just minutes away from Quaker Square.
Serge , 87, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Atmosfere, the clothing boutique in Minneapolis' Uptown, is relocating to Calhoun Square less than a block away and splitting the store's merchandise between two shops .
' Squared Away' upsets Lexington.
Content Tagged 'All Squared Away'.
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In science:

The square detector array is held away from the spacecraft bus to minimize background.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
Denote by A(v ) the event that PΓ hits ˜∆v , and in between the first and last times PΓ hits ˜∆(v ), PΓ hits no square which is fewer steps away from a ˜∆(w), with w 6= v , than it is from ˜∆(v ).
Random Surfaces
This corresponds to the behavior of square matrices with independent entries, though in that case non-asymptotic bounds away from 0 exist .
Limiting Empirical Singular Value Distribution of Restrictions of Unitary Matrices
Using that the magnetic flux through Q is separated away from zero and π , one can then show that there is a nonvanishing current along the boundary of that square.
Anderson localization for random magnetic Laplacian on Z^2
The morality of this example is that a random walk with uniform drift along a line and with a drift pushing it back towards that line has positive probability to never be further away from the line than the square root of the travelled length.
A Stationary, Mixing and Perturbative Counterexample to the 0-1-law for Random Walk in Random Environment in Two Dimensions
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