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brushing aside

See definition of brushing aside on Dictionary.com
  • verbignore; refuse
  • verbpay no attention to

synonyms for brushing aside

  • boycott
  • cold-shoulder
  • contradict
  • cut
  • deny
  • disclaim
  • dismiss
  • disown
  • disregard
  • get rid of
  • have no time for
  • ostracize
  • override
  • rebuff
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • scorn
  • send away
  • slight
  • snub
  • spurn
  • sweep aside

antonyms for brushing aside

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  • attend
  • pay attention
  • see
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    How to use brushing aside in a sentence

    Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.
    GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
    In withdrawing aside sorrow remaineth: and the substance of the poor is according to his heart.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    He glanced aside, and saw an exceedingly pretty, dark face, which looked vaguely familiar.
    ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
    The motherly woman received the babe instinctively and cast aside the travelling-rug in which he was enveloped.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    It stands at one extreme of our currency, with a dollar of gold set aside behind each dollar of paper.
    READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
    The machine penetrated everywhere, thrusting aside with its gigantic arm the feeble efforts of handicraft.
    THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
    He laid it upon the floor, and took out a plaster mask, and brushing and blowing off the saw-dust, held it up.
    CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
    He stood aside, and bending from the waist he made a sweeping gesture towards the door with the hand that held his hat.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    When we got down into the bottom Mac turned aside to the deep-worn trail and glanced sharply down at the ruts.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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