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Push aside   /pʊʃ əsˈaɪd/   Listen
Push aside

verb
1.
Push out of the way.  Synonym: push away.
2.
Bar from attention or consideration.  Synonyms: brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore.






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"Push aside" Quotes from Famous Books



... peeling a pear, which he had taken from a dish upon the table, and he laid down his knife for a moment to push aside ...
— The Wheel of Life • Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow

... command of the detachment himself, and, forgetting for that moment the teaching of Paul touching love for one's neighbor, he pressed and cut the throng in front with a haste that was fatal to many who could not push aside in season. He and his men were followed by curses and a shower of stones; but to these he gave no heed, caring only to reach freer spaces at the earliest. Still he advanced with the greatest effort. People who had encamped would ...
— Quo Vadis - A Narrative of the Time of Nero • Henryk Sienkiewicz

... monitory tap on the knee. Page, in fact, was a great and incessant talker; hardly anything delighted him more than a companionable exchange of ideas and impressions; he was seldom so busy that he would not push aside his papers for a chat; and he would talk with almost any one, on almost any subject—his secretaries, his stenographers, his office boys, and any crank who succeeded in getting by the doorman—for, in spite of his lively warnings against the breed, Page did really love cranks ...
— The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II • Burton J. Hendrick

... push aside the little flap of skin and put into the stomach any kind of food that he pleased, and then watch to ...
— Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes • Jane Andrews

... find no more diplomatic answer than that "the King would do very ill in sending him, and the Duke would do much worse if he desired to go." Charles took the easiest course for one who wishes to push aside unpalatable advice: "the matter was decided, and there was nothing for it but to prepare instructions." Hyde was not to be turned aside; Ormonde, he urged, was needful to the King in London, and would be useless in Ireland. Hyde ...
— The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon V2 • Henry Craik

... old days, long ago, before the land was exploited and the forest turned into a hunting ground for rubber, the lovely head of the oryx would push aside the long green blades of the speargrass; then, bending her lips to the lips of the oryx gazing up at her from the water, she would drink, shattering the reflection into a thousand ripples. The water-buck came here in herds from the elephant country away south, beyond the hour-glass-like ...
— The Pools of Silence • H. de Vere Stacpoole

... wear. It was not so in my youth: a Churchman was a Churchman, and a clergyman, you might be pretty sure, was a gentleman, if nothing else. But now he may be no better than a Dissenter, and want to push aside my son on pretence of doctrine. But whoever may wish to push him aside, I am proud to say, Mr. Lydgate, that he will compare with any preacher in this kingdom, not to speak of this town, which is but a low standard to go by; at least, to my thinking, for I was ...
— Middlemarch • George Eliot

... has almost as much claim to the title as "The Green Carnation." Was the author laughing at the Eighteen Nineties? The period is subtly evoked in one detail, constantly reiterated in Saltus's early books: ladies and gentlemen when they leave a room "push aside the portieres." Sometimes the "rings jingle." He has in most instances mercifully spared us further descriptions of the interiors of New York houses at this epoch.... At a dinner party one of the guests refers to Howells as the "foremost novelist who is never read." The book is dedicated to "Cherubina, ...
— The Merry-Go-Round • Carl Van Vechten

... has shown me to-day I cannot gainsay. For this is the first time that ever I heard of Mlle. de Caprara. But I am very sure that you draw your inference amiss. You sit in judgment on the King, not knowing him. You push aside the firm trust of us who know him as a thing of no account. And because once, in a mood of remorse at my own presumption, I ascribed one trivial exploit—at the best a success of muscle and not brain—to the King which was not his, you strip him of all merit on the instant." ...
— Clementina • A.E.W. Mason

... rushed forward, extending his arm as if to push aside the young man's levelled firelock. Elspat exclaimed, "Now, spare not your father's blood to defend your father's hearth!" Hamish fired his piece, and Cameron dropped dead. All these things happened, it might be said, in the same moment of time. The soldiers rushed ...
— Chronicles of the Canongate • Sir Walter Scott

... poor Johnny could not eat; And as he sat and cried, He thought of all the bread and milk He used to push aside. "If I were only home again, I would be good," he said, "And never, never turn away ...
— Careless Jane and Other Tales • Katharine Pyle

... I come!" he cried, in a strange, muffled voice; and with a rapidity and energy of which no one would have believed him capable who had seen him lifted from the horse an hour before, he rose and strove to push aside ...
— In the Days of Chivalry • Evelyn Everett-Green

... "I will sing it myself," she decides, "and do you girls listen. Could I but bring home to your hearts the wretchedness of the poor soul's fate, it could not fail to move you to compassion!" The girls accept the offer with delight, push aside their spinning-wheels and gather around the singer. Only the old nurse, whose instinct has somehow caught alarm, and who has conceived a curious dislike and fear of this pallid hero of legend, refuses her countenance and ...
— The Wagnerian Romances • Gertrude Hall



Words linked to "Push aside" :   cold-shoulder, reject, force, shrug off, turn a blind eye, laugh away, disoblige, laugh off, scoff, slight, push, pass off, discredit, flout



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