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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRUSHED ASIDE

Andy, colorless, his blood cold, brushed aside the arm of the intercessor.

His love was purely selfish, for he brushed aside her protest as if she had not spoken.

These gradually loosen as the road is used and are brushed aside.

"I cannot answer it," he said, but very firmly, in a tone that brushed aside all implications.

They brushed aside the old Viceroy, drowning his commands with their shouts.

The hand he had held out with pearls of price had been brushed aside.

But when this autocrat had made up his mind, objections were brushed aside.

There was a pause, during which the young educator's difficulties were brushed aside.

As for the other eye, it was brushed aside under the band of the hat.

She brushed aside the sentiment, since it was a thing she did not always approve of.

WORD ORIGIN

"dust-sweeper, a brush for sweeping," late 14c., also, c.1400, "brushwood, brushes;" from Old French broisse (Modern French brosse) "a brush" (13c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscia "a bunch of new shoots" (used to sweep away dust), perhaps from Proto-Germanic *bruskaz "underbrush."

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