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brushing aside

verb as in pay no attention to

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Brushing aside the evidence, Reston held that “all of us had a part in the slaying of the president.”

In the old days, a Kennedy brushing aside a scandal was almost the condition for a Kennedy victory.

As he swept his long arms, as though brushing aside some impalpable obstacle, the wolves fell back and back further still.

That which, fell upon their ears was the occasional crackling of a twig, and the brushing aside of the obtruding limbs.

At last, brushing aside the hair which had fallen over her forehead, Billy said, "What are you thinking about?"

Brushing aside a low-hanging palm leaf, the girl seized her paddle to send the light craft forward.

It was she who called the doctor, and who, brushing aside Ann Bartell, had the boy carried into the house.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to brush aside, such as: brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, and push aside.

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