brush aside

brush away

  1. (tr, adverb) to dismiss without consideration; disregard

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How to use brush aside in a sentence

  • Then he threw the brush aside, apparently taking no more interest in that over which he had worked so persistently.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • Cyrène came out and proceeded to brush aside the dust between the piles of metal.

    The False Chevalier | William Douw Lighthall
  • But the Turkish Knight was denied even the chance of achieving this by the fluttering ribbons which she dared not brush aside.

    Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
  • It was cruel of him, in that insufferably self-assured tone, to brush aside my wishes.

    Mavis of Green Hill | Faith Baldwin
  • A queen gracious rather than a queen regnant; a queen to grant petitions rather than one to brush aside the petitioners.'

    The Fifth Queen Crowned | Ford Madox Ford

Other Idioms and Phrases with brush aside

brush aside

Disregard, ignore, as in The teacher brushed aside our questions.

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