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Definitions of away

  1. 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"
  2. out of the way ( especially away from one's thoughts); " brush the objections aside"; " pushed all doubts away"
  3. in a different direction; " turn aside"; " turn away one's face"; " glanced away"
  4. ( sport) used of an opponent's ground; " an away game"
  5. from a particular thing or place or position; " ran away from the lion"; " wanted to get away from there"; " sent the children away to boarding school"; " the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; " went off to school"; " they drove off"; (` forth' is obsolete as in" go forth and preach")
  6. from one's possession; " he gave out money to the poor"; " gave away the tickets"
  7. out of existence; " the music faded away"; " tried to explain away the affair of the letter"- H. E. Scudder; " idled the hours away"; " her fingernails were worn away"
  8. indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; " he worked away at the project for more than a year"; " the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it"
  9. in or into a proper place ( especially for storage or safekeeping); " put the toys away"; " her jewels are locked away in a safe"; " filed the letter away"
  10. at a distance in space or time; " the boat was 5 miles off ( or away)"; " the party is still 2 weeks off ( or away)"; " away back in the 18th century"
  11. freely or at will; " fire away!"
  12. away from home or business; " he didn't leave an away phone number"
  13. not present; having left; " he's away right now"; " you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away"; " everyone is gone now"; " the departed guests"
  14. distant in either space or time; " the town is a mile away"; " a country far away"; " the game is a week away"
  15. ( of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; " the pitch was away ( or wide)"; " an outside pitch"
  16. used of an opponent's ground; " an away game"
  17. from a particular thing or place or position (` forth' is obsolete); " ran away from the lion"; " wanted to get away from there"; " sent the children away to boarding school"; " the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; " went off to school".
  18. so as to be removed or gotten rid of; " cleared the mess away"; " the rotted wood had to be cut away"
  19. From a place; hence.
  20. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.
  21. Aside; off; in another direction.
  22. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
  23. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.
  24. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.
  25. Begone! depart.
  26. Absent; at a distance; out of existence; off; removed; remote; in another direction; continuously; as, he worked away.
  27. Begone.
  28. Out of the way: absent.
  29. Begone!-( I cannot) AWAY WITH- bear or endure: AWAY WITH ( him)- take away: ( make) AWAY WITH- destroy.
  30. At a distance; absent.
  31. At or to a distance; off; absent; aside; on and on continuously.
  32. Absent; at a distance; apart.
  33. Begone; away with, cannot bear or endure; to make away with, to destroy; away- going, leaving.
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Quotes of away

  1. I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet. – Nadia Comaneci
  2. The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther. – Sharon Gless
  3. I want to be here for a long time, so I am going to do everything I have to do to be here. And I want to walk my daughter down the aisle and give her away to somebody some day. I want to make sure I am still here to make sure my two young sons become men. – Magic Johnson
  4. I try to tell the people that are sort of new here when they come in and do their flights and whatever, the things that you remember most after your flights are the interactions you've had with your crew. Those are the most satisfying things you take away from a flight. – Shannon Lucid
  5. Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. – Orison Swett Marden
  6. Initially we both did a bit of everything towards making each game but as we began to hire people and the business grew we naturally went in different directions, and away from the coalface of development. – Andrew Oliver
  7. Never let your dreams go away – Mike Piazza
  8. No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it. – Charles M. Schulz
  9. The Middle East is more angry than ever. I'm afraid that the sort of deceit on the route to war was linked to the lack of preparation for afterwards and the chaos and suffering that continuous- so it won't go away will it? – Clare Short
  10. I realize the answer is not to create wilderness and walk away – Michael K. Simpson
  11. I endured many weeks of it, but I had a big background in martial arts and fighting as a kid, so kind of all the problems got brushed away and I was ready. – Jason Statham
  12. I have my gold forever and no one can ever take it away from me. – Picabo Street
  13. But we both came to the decision that the powerful thing is to go into your fear, walk in there with it, don't walk away from it, and to try to be true to it. – Lee Tergesen
  14. Call on God, but row away from the rocks. – Hunter S. Thompson
  15. Age carries all things away even the mind. – Virgil

Usage examples for away

  1. She had not gone away to stay, of course. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  2. Can't give myself away – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  3. But don't go away – Pursuit by Lester del Rey
  4. He looked at her again, then looked away – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  5. So let us give it away – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. I did not think you would be; but if you are I will go away again. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  7. Why Bet, I told you to put the fan away – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  8. Don't take it away – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  9. Before I came away – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  10. Did you run away this morning? – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  11. Leave him to me and go away – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  12. Let me tak' you away – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  13. Go away a little, and I'll- I'll be all right." – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  14. Get away will you? – An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids by Anthony Trollope
  15. Did they take any away – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  16. If you'd gone away with him and made him happy. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  17. He is gone away from Shetland, and no one is sorry for that. – Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  18. You must not think of going away – The Fatal Glove by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  19. Perhaps- Would you go away from here? – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  20. You are really going away – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli

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