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away

[ uh-wey ]SEE DEFINITION OF away
  • adv.in another direction; at a distance
  • adv.continuously

Synonyms for away

  • abroad
  • absent
  • aside
  • distant
  • elsewhere
  • off
  • over
  • forth
  • afar
  • apart
  • beyond
  • far afield
  • far away
  • far off
  • far remote
  • from here
  • hence
  • not present
  • out of
  • out of the way
  • to one side
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AWAY

Tibble saw that he was like one in another world, and gently led him away.

So Uncle Peter had to lick her father and two brothers before he could get her away.

He would not look at it, and when I threw it close to him he dashed it away as if it was poison.

Tilly was to have gone also at that time, but had found it impossible to get away.

We found that about a dozen natives had been to the springs while we were away.

At last this lively maiden got Philip away from the rest, and began to cross-question him.

Did away with one pack-saddle, and repaired the others with the wool.

It swept him away; this revival of passion was irresistible.

Then came that man, he filled her heart with illusions, and took her away in my absence.

She put out both arms as if to lift the young girl, and carry her away.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English aweg, earlier on weg "on from this (that) place;" see a- (1) + way. Colloquial use for "without delay" (fire away, also right away) is from earlier sense of "onward in time" (16c.). Intensive use (e.g. away back) is American English, first attested 1818.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AWAY

abroad

adjectivein a foreign country
  • away
  • elsewhere
  • in foreign lands
  • in foreign parts
  • out of the country
  • overseas
  • touring
  • traveling

apart

adverbseparate
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