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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cast aside your inhibitions/doubts etc
▪ Cast aside your fears.
Leaving aside
Leaving aside for a moment the question of expense, what would your view be of the suggested changes?
▪ The former health secretary brushed aside talk of a demotion by referring to himself as the new Minister for Majorism.
▪ All the assurances that the treaty would not inaugurate an arms race or cost the United States anything were brushed aside.
▪ Centre John Devereux converted, with giant prop Mark Jones then brushing aside two tackles to crash over for the second try.
▪ Quoting again from Golf in the Kingdom: Many thoughts that arise as you are playing must be brushed aside.
▪ Emanuel Shinwell's rhetoric, and the arguments which Crosland himself had developed in his writing, could not be brushed aside.
▪ And when a problem can not be brushed aside, then a scapegoat must be found.
▪ She was brushing aside her own contribution, saying it was one thing to be seen but another to do something positive.
▪ But he brushed aside charges that government overspending, corruption and its seizure of farms are to blame.
▪ We should now cast aside all the political rhetoric of the campaign.
▪ It is too much to expect musicians to deliberately cast aside the fringe benefits of success.
▪ Every impediment to flight was cast aside.
▪ Everything else was cast aside, beginning with even elementary care over arrangements to get there on the night.
▪ University officials have displayed no sense of moral obligation toward a female student cast aside in the rush to pander to Phillips.
▪ That is my point: you have cast aside the probability of future happiness on a whim.
▪ Yet the problems are not of such proportions that hope has been cast aside.
▪ The gate handle clicked sharply and she drew aside the lace curtain.
▪ As they had need, they drew aside to let ore wagons pass with their loads of concentrate and matte.
▪ A little fold of the veil can be drawn aside to disclose his mood at that time.
▪ The sedan chair was set down in a space of its own, and the curtains drawn aside.
▪ In addition to addressing the crowds as he journeyed through Galilee and around Jerusalem, he drew aside to be with his closest associates.
▪ On the day of the wedding, just for a short while, all strife was laid aside.
▪ By then, he supposed, he would have enough laid aside to begin his own business.
▪ They must also lay aside their personal feelings.
▪ He could afford to lay aside his anger against the Trojans.
▪ There were of course occasions when Franz's great sword was laid aside, other instruments being required for the administration of justice.
▪ A few weeks later I laid aside my steak knife for good.
▪ Big sentences about Britain's place in the world have been laid aside.
▪ I clambered on to the wheelbarrow, to pray for a healing miracle, laying aside my glasses and hat.
Leave aside, for the moment, the question of whether it was justified in principle.
▪ The panel also left aside what Sen.
▪ Let's leave aside whether the conclusions of this study are a pile of rubbish.
▪ However, leaving aside the intolerable heat, there was no doubt that New York was a really amazing place.
▪ The Opposition have no quarrel with the principle of disposal, leaving aside the financial implications.
▪ Religious activities are just as poorly represented, leaving aside the possible temples already described.
▪ Now, leaving aside the case where there were different organic compositions of capital, we can see what happens.
▪ It moved aside the earth and found the petrified wood that was the heart in the forest.
▪ Junior moved aside to reveal what the third guy was also covering.
▪ As I passed the ladies I noticed that the beer crates stashed in front of the Fire Exit had been moved aside.
Move aside the aircraft ... this weird looking craft is ready for take off.
▪ The picnic hamper had been stacked quietly and moved aside.
▪ He went to his knees, and the men behind him moved aside.
▪ Yet Crilly moves aside and introduces me.
▪ After 40 days she is encouraged to put aside her black clothes, but she received positive family support.
▪ Certainly, one ought to put aside for retirement more than Social Security.
▪ After that there were cheques to be attended to and put aside to await Silas's signature.
▪ Listening means putting aside feelings and biases to really hear what is being said.
▪ Downstairs again she investigated the stove, then unpacked her luggage and put aside things that had to be taken upstairs.
▪ Arizona Republicans put aside their political differences and intraparty squabbling Saturday to nominate delegates to their upcoming national convention.
▪ I found myself mentally putting aside half the afternoon for the task as I struggled over the incomprehensible jargon in my handbook.
▪ You must have the money put aside to cover this necessary start-up investment.
▪ Any part with life left in it or potential for reconditioning is set aside for cleaning and re-sale.
▪ Pour into prepared pan and set aside. 3.
▪ Following the grand jury's indictment, however, the retrial was set aside pending the outcome of the federal case.
▪ Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
▪ Four aides-de-camp were appointed and apartments in the Tuileries were set aside for bedroom, study and play room.
▪ Put eggs, still in their shells, in a bowl of warm water and set aside.
▪ Blend together the arrowroot and one tablespoon of the orange juice and set aside.
▪ He stood aside to let it pass.
▪ He stood aside and the great vehicle moved ponderously out of the garage.
▪ He looked at Louis, who stood aside watching Jambo out of wounded, soulful eyes.
▪ They can't stand aside when confronted with evil and injustice.
▪ Then he stood aside again, still conducting, urging her to move faster.
▪ We stood aside on the trail and let them pass.
▪ He stepped aside and the auburn-haired girl strode forward into the empty road carrying the roses loosely in her arm.
▪ Samuelson, like most conservatives, argues that the good news would get a lot better if government would mostly step aside.
▪ She stepped aside into the doorway of the next room while Luch drifted out and down the stair.
▪ I stepped aside from the other parents in case he wanted some help, but he barely gave me a glance.
▪ He could step aside now without loss of face.
▪ At the time, Gingrich said a speaker should step aside when questions about his ethics are being investigated by in Congress.
▪ She would do it if she had to - Eric and Stephan stepped aside.
▪ Not that the elder Mr Newhouse has any imminent plans to step aside.
▪ But these objections were swept aside.
▪ But the scientific doubts were swept aside amid pleas from anxious patients.
▪ John Bryant, a congressman and the preferred party candidate, was swept aside.
▪ Yet the past may not be so easily swept aside.
▪ But simplistic claims have to be swept aside.
▪ Yet the world champion is so unpredictably gifted that one on-song display could easily enable her to sweep aside the opposition.
▪ He made himself the centre for information during the Red Raids that followed, brutal nights when civil liberties were swept aside.
▪ A small holding force of Empire troops was swept aside and the Orc army descended into the plains of Averland.
▪ All reached for Holly's ear and all were turned aside.
▪ That it turned aside from the traditional teaching of scholasticism and theology is certain.
▪ The traveller can always stop or turn aside.
▪ Before long he'd had to turn aside several times.
▪ Immediately after, he turned aside to a doorway and vomited.
▪ I turn aside and bite off food for which I have no appetite.
▪ This time it did not turn aside.
▪ Terrible clouds, capable of stripping men to the bone, were turned aside by magical winds.
▪ He steadied himself self-consciously, waving aside any further help.
joking apart/aside
▪ Peter joking apart have the tories done themselves any good this week?
leave sth aside/to one side
push sth ↔ aside
▪ Sound problems aside, some of the acts stood out as winners.
▪ However, leaving aside the intolerable heat, there was no doubt that New York was a really amazing place.
▪ Kate Miskin pushed open the first door on the left and stood aside for Dalgliesh and Massingham to enter.
▪ Labels aside, some have been remarkably successful.
▪ Remove eggplant with slotted utensil and set aside.
▪ That aside, don't go thinking we've made things to easy for you.
▪ They provide a basis for evaluating shorter-term budgets and prevent long-term aims from being forced aside by short-term operational needs.
▪ Tie securely if desired and set aside in a roasting pan on a rack.
▪ We stepped aside but it stopped, and Ricardo Ruiz leaned across the front seat.
▪ He noted as an aside that Mrs. Singer was also a member.
▪ As an aside, if the bad-tasting red disks are strongly reinforced, avoiding pain can become more important than seeking pleasure.
▪ Both stories are marvelously told with learned asides that Otto is so good at.
▪ They have the character of asides.
▪ What were usually asides, about life, religion, art, politics, had come to dominate the story.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Aside \A*side"\, n. Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear. [1913 Webster] ||


Aside \A*side"\, adv. [Pref. a- + side.]

  1. On, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest; out of the way; apart.

    Thou shalt set aside that which is full.
    --2 Kings iv. 4.

    But soft! but soft! aside: here comes the king.

    The flames were blown aside.

  2. Out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts. ``Lay aside every weight.''
    --Heb. xii. 1.

  3. So as to be heard by others; privately.

    Then lords and ladies spake aside.
    --Sir W. Scott.

    To set aside (Law), to annul or defeat the effect or operation of, by a subsequent decision of the same or of a superior tribunal; to declare of no authority; as, to set aside a verdict or a judgment.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "off to one side;" mid-14c., "to or from the side;" late 14c., "away or apart from others, out of the way," from a- (1) + side (n.). Noun sense of "words spoken so as to be (supposed) inaudible" is from 1727. Middle English had asidely "on the side, indirectly" (early 15c.) and asideward "sideways, horizontal" (late 14c.).


adv. To or on one side so as to be out of the way. n. 1 An incidental remark made quietly so as to be heard by the person to whom it is said and not by any others in the vicinity. 2 ''(theatre)'' A brief comment by a character addressing the audience, unheard by other characters. postp. aside from

  1. n. a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage

  2. a message that departs from the main subject [syn: digression, excursus, divagation, parenthesis]

  3. adv. on or to one side; "step aside"; "stood aside to let him pass"; "threw the book aside"; "put her sewing aside when he entered"

  4. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away" [syn: away]

  5. not taken into account or excluded from consideration; "these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all joking aside, I think you're crazy" [syn: apart]

  6. in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away" [syn: away]

  7. placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose; "had a feeling of being set apart"; "quality sets it apart"; "a day set aside for relaxing" [syn: apart]

  8. in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day" [syn: by, away]


An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience. By convention the audience is to realize that the character's speech is unheard by the other characters on stage. It may be addressed to the audience expressly (in character or out) or represent an unspoken thought. An aside is usually a brief comment, rather than a speech, such as a monologue or soliloquy. Unlike a public announcement, it occurs within the context of the play. An aside is, by convention, a true statement of a character's thought; a character may be mistaken in an aside, but may not be dishonest.

Aside (disambiguation)

An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience.

Aside may also refer to:

  • Aside (song), "Bangbaek", a Korean song listed as "Aside" in English sources
  • "Aside", a song by The Weakerthans from the album Left and Leaving
  • " 'A' Side", 1965 song by Roger Webb
Aside (magazine)

Aside was an English-language newsmagazine that used to be published from Chennai, India. It was founded in November 1977 by Abraham Eraly and ceased publication in 1997 because of financial difficulties. It was the first city magazine in India and was modeled on American city magazines, especially The New Yorker. It carried columns by Theodore Baskaran, Randor Guy and S. Muthiah. The magazine's subtitle was 'The Magazine of Madras'. In 1986 facing market pressures the magazine turned into a fortnightly news magazine.

Usage examples of "aside".

Banish set aside the sheaf of papers then, and Blood saw photographs underneath, grade school portraits of the Abies children.

Court declared that: After a legislative body has fairly and fully investigated and acted, by fixing what it believes to be reasonable rates, the courts cannot step in and say its action shall be set aside because the courts, upon similar investigation, have come to a different conclusion as to the reasonableness of the rates fixed.

It made Addle feel like he was sorting through her mind, opening up certain ideas and shuffling aside others.

During the adjournment of the parliament, on account of the Whit-sun-holidays, the Scots of both houses, laying aside all party distinctions, met and deliberated on this subject.

The result of admitting George, aside from a few hours distraction, thus might be only his death, with an ultimate effect of removing the joy from Joy Hall.

So, aside from the elements that make up an advertisement, the underlying theme, philosophy and methods of doing business are critical.

Aside from the quality of the medium under scrutiny, you consider the other advertisers who appear in the paper.

When he has a reasonable heap of broken charcoal, he sets aside the adz and shovels the charcoal into the wheelbarrow.

After two more swings with the adz, he sets it aside and lifts the shovel, scooping up perhaps a third of what he has broken and dropping the shovelful into the wheelbarrow.

People afoot pushing out of the tunnel behind him shoved them aside, but he just stared, too.

Fully afrown, I paused by a window to draw aside the thin cloth which covered it, immediately discovering the presence of thick, heavy raindrops covering the outside of the maglessa-weave panes.

Suddenly she cast aside the book and rushed to the afterclap of the wagon.

He had to guess, of course, which way agile Tallareyish would spin, and even though he guessed correctly that the elf would go to his right, his swipe was batted aside, not once but three times, before it ever got close to hitting the mark.

The supporting poles were kicked aside, and before they hit the ground Erik and Akee, along with two other men, were lifting the heavy oaken bar out of the brackets that held it in place.

Laying aside the first branch, Nysander passed the birch switch through the flame and water and struck Alec lightly on his cheeks, shoulders, chest, thighs, and feet, then snapped the stick in two.