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Definitions of aside

  1. 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"
  2. not taken into account or excluded from consideration; " these problems apart, the country is doing well"; " all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
  3. a message that departs from the main subject
  4. a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  5. 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"
  6. on or to one side; " step aside"; " stood aside to let him pass"; " threw the book aside"; " put her sewing aside when he entered"
  7. out of the way ( especially away from one's thoughts); " brush the objections aside"; " pushed all doubts away"
  8. in a different direction; " turn aside"; " turn away one's face"; " glanced away"
  9. 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.
  10. Out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts.
  11. So as to be heard by others; privately.
  12. Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear.
  13. On or to one side; out of a given direction; apart.
  14. A speech or remark made in a low tone and intended to be heard only by one person; something apart from the main issue.
  15. On or to one side: privately.
  16. On one side; privately.
  17. Something said or done aside.
  18. On or to one side; away; apart; out of consideration; out of hearing.
  19. On or to one side; apart; away; off; off the right.
  20. To one side; apart from the rest; at a little distance from the straight line.
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Usage examples for aside

  1. We have put this interest aside. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  2. I thought maybe you'd put it aside for me, like you do for the others. – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  3. Mr. Talboys drew his friend aside and proposed to him to go back again. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. Deerfoot stepped aside, just enough to allow the other to pass. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  5. His hat was thrown aside and I could see a faint light on his forehead. – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  6. It was Dodi's letter which was put aside. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  7. " Stand aside," said Riley Sinclair. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  8. Davey pushed him aside. – The Pioneers by Katharine Susannah Prichard
  9. He took me aside, and asked me what the world spoke of the King's marriage. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. Zanoni paused, and drew Glyndon aside. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  11. The niece had gone out, so I had to put my curiosity aside. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. She broke into a forced laugh and turned aside to seat herself at the desk. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. Dupot quietly pushed him aside. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  14. Then Phinuit made as if to shoulder the man aside. – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  15. Let us therefore put the cured epileptics aside. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  16. Margaret took his hand and, walking aside, told him the news. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  17. Might as well lay that kind a' financerin aside, Colonel. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  18. But I am set aside and he is taken. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  19. It is sometimes an advantage to be little- the moment I stepped aside I was hidden. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. She drew aside, showing Hume standing there. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
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