Definition of Brush aside
1. Verb. Bar from attention or consideration. "She dismissed his advances"
Specialized synonyms: Cold-shoulder, Slight, Discredit, Shrug Off, Pass Off, Flout, Scoff, Turn A Blind Eye, Laugh Away, Laugh Off, Disoblige
Generic synonyms: Reject
Derivative terms: Brush-off, Dismissive, Disregard, Disregard
Definition of Brush aside
1. Verb. (idiomatic) To disregard, dismiss or ignore something, as unimportant. ¹
2. Verb. (idiomatic) To defeat with ease. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Brush aside
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1. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"... to brush aside for a moment consideration of honor and love and duty and patriotism and think of yourselves as mere human animals, and look down deel) ..."
2. Thomas Gibson's Market Letters for 1907 by Thomas Gibson (1908)
"... and he has only to brush aside nervousness and intimidation in order to accept prima facie evidence of the approximate bottom of a cycle of prices. ..."
3. A Treatise on the Modern Law of Corporations: With Reference to Formation by Arthur W. Machen (1908)
"Any courts which in the last mentioned class of cases will brush aside the corporate ... In practice, however, the courts are more likely to brush aside the ..."
4. A Zulu-English Dictionary with Notes on Pronunciation, a Revised Orthography by Alfred T. Bryant (1905)
"Open out, open away, turn or brush aside anything (ace.) covering or hiding something beneath, as scrub that has grown thick over a bush-track, ..."
5. Shall it be Again? by John Kenneth Turner (1922)
"... as there was in Wilhelmstrasse, in Berlin, a little group of military men, who could brush aside the manufacturers, brush aside the Emperor himself, ..."
6. American Commission for the Study of the Application of the Cooperative by Southern commercial congress (1913)
"... it would then be an easy task to brush aside exploiting influences. There is no power greater in all the United States than the will power of the many. ..."
7. The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review (1895)
"BRUSH aside the sombre curtain Of life's weariness to-day— While the ... brush aside the golden curtain,— Wrap me in thy arms of light ;— Hush the footsteps ..."