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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUT ASIDE

She put aside her astonishment at his coming alone, and answered the need in his face.

Let ten loads be put aside, and let ten of these shenzis be told to carry them where I shall say.

Put aside frivolity and idleness, and apply yourself in earnest.

How do you think I liked to be put aside for––that fisher-girl?

She had saved and she had inherited, and all was put aside for the man who should avenge her husband.

But the Captain put aside the suggestion with a wave of the hand.

The matter of the typewriter Duvall put aside for the moment.

She put aside the letter until that night when she was alone in her room.

For a moment she put aside her visible annoyance to remove his doubts.

On every hand contracts are thrown up, great works are put aside.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English *putian, implied in putung "instigation, an urging," literally "a putting;" related to pytan "put out, thrust out" (of eyes), probably from a Germanic stem that also produced Danish putte "to put," Swedish dialectal putta; Middle Dutch pote "scion, plant," Dutch poten "to plant," Old Norse pota "to poke."

Meaning "act of casting a heavy stone overhead" (as a trial of strength) is attested from c.1300. Obsolete past tense form putted is attested 14c.-15c. To put down "end by force or authority" (a rebellion, etc.) is from c.1300. Adjective phrase put out "angry, upset" is first recorded 1887; to put out, of a woman, "to offer oneself for sex" is from 1947. To put upon (someone) "play a trick on, impose on" is from 1690s. To put up with "tolerate, accept" (1755) was originally to put up, as in "to pocket." To put (someone) on "deceive" is from 1958.

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