I cannot brush aside the problem by a facile reference to reincarnation.
They cannot brush aside a cobweb, and are stopped by an insect's wing.
Then he threw the brush aside, apparently taking no more interest in that over which he had worked so persistently.
He brushes it aside as the elephant might brush aside the ineffective gadfly.
We tried to enjoy the moment, and to brush aside the awful thought that we must remount Rosinante and Co. next day.
He waved his white hands as if to brush aside all opposition.
A queen gracious rather than a queen regnant; a queen to grant petitions rather than one to brush aside the petitioners.'
It was cruel of him, in that insufferably self-assured tone, to brush aside my wishes.
Now, in face of these absurdities, we have a right to brush aside the apparent facts and ask ourselves a very vital question.
From time to time he had to stop digging and brush aside the accumulation at his feet.
"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."
"shrubbery," early 14c., from Anglo-French bruce "brushwood," Old North French broche, Old French broce "bush, thicket, undergrowth" (12c., Modern French brosse), from Gallo-Romance *brocia, perhaps from *brucus "heather," or possibly from the same source as brush (n.1).
late 15c., "to clean or rub (clothing) with a brush," also (mid-15c.) "to beat with a brush," from brush (n.1). Related: Brushed; brushing. To brush off someone or something, "rebuff, dismiss," is from 1941.
"move briskly" especially past or against something or someone, 1670s, from earlier sense (c.1400) "to hasten, rush," probably from brush (n.2), on the notion of a horse, etc., passing through dense undergrowth (cf. Old French brosser "travel (through woods)," and Middle English noun brush "charge, onslaught, encounter," mid-14c.), but brush (n.1) probably has contributed something to it as well. Related: Brushed; brushing.