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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRUSHES ASIDE

She brushes aside the possible Prayer Books of other countries.

He has an unerring instinct for realities, and brushes aside all else with rapid grace.

She brushes aside the plea of Wotan and his subterfuge,—who has ever heard that heroes can accomplish what the gods cannot?

Fricka brushes aside this plea with the declaration that heroes have no powers which are denied to gods.

"That's the end of it for to-day," said I, laying my palette and brushes aside, and regarding the picture.

The automobile traffic first brushes aside all of the screenings and smaller particles of rock, exposing the larger stones.

He went home, to fling easel and canvas and brushes aside, and to look for a pen that absolutely suited his hand.

His captor smiled brightly, and made a slight gesture, as one who brushes aside a boisterous insect.

He brushes aside innate ideas or instincts or even ante-natal impressions.

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."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.