Either way, Israel's nuclear monopoly will be busted; siding with more weapons over none seems like folly.
siding with the 99 percent is smart strategy in a tough economy.
But now, he says, “they have no justification” for siding with the U.S.-backed Kabul government.
The president drops a political bombshell by siding with gays on a culturally divisive issue.
The bookies are siding with France, offering Les Bleus as 13:10 favorites, while Mexico is 12:5 and a draw pays 2:1.
As we get nearer we see kraals, or enclosures, close to the railway line, and on a siding some empty cattle-trucks ready.
This was served the same way, and at Resaca the cars were run on a siding.
At each farm-house there would be a simple switch or siding.
The car stood on the siding wondering what he was for and what he was to do.
I believe he looted the apples out of a truck in a siding near our carriage.
c.1600, "a taking of sides in a conflict or debate," verbal noun from side. First attested 1825 in the railroad sense; 1829, American English, in the architectural sense of "boarding on the sides of a building."
Old English side "flanks of a person, the long part or aspect of anything," from Proto-Germanic *sithon (cf. Old Saxon sida, Old Norse siða, Danish side, Swedish sida, Middle Dutch side, Dutch zidje, Old High German sita, German Seite), from adjective *sithas "long" (cf. Old English sid "long, broad, spacious," Old Norse siðr "long, hanging down"), from PIE root *se- "long, late" (see soiree).
Original sense preserved in countryside. Figurative sense of "position or attitude of a person or set of persons in relation to another" (cf. choosing sides) first recorded mid-13c. Meaning "one of the parties in a transaction" is from late 14c.; sense in a sporting contest or game is from 1690s. Meaning "music on one side of a phonograph record" is first attested 1936. Phrase side by side "close together and abreast" is recorded from c.1200. Side-splitting "affecting with compulsive laughter" is attested by 1825.
late 14c., from side (n.).