sport the area immediately outside the playing area, where substitute players sit
the peripheral areas of any region, organization, etc
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How to use sidelines in a sentence
Selma becomes a biopic in which the hero shines while those who worked beside him are overlooked or relegated to the sidelines.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But while local groups fight back, the NRA is staying on the sidelines.
Then, just as Williams had accepted his place on the sidelines, the name and face that faded from our memory came rushing back.
We will not sit on the sidelines and deposit our fate in the hands of others.
I approached Ritchie afterwards on the sidelines of the forum.Meet the Anti-Semites, Truthers, and Alaska Pol at D.C.’s Pro-Putin Soiree | James Kirchick | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Several days later, Johnny Thompson found himself crouching on the western sidelines of the football field at old Hillcrest.Red Dynamite | Roy J. Snell
Meggy Strawn, garbed in her brightest and best, was already on the sidelines, ready to lead in the cheering.Mystery Wings | Roy J. Snell
What the various pairs Of curved sidelines mean, I am unable to say.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) | Carl Lumholtz
At one time it was discovered that Craig, reinforced by enthusiastic onlookers from the sidelines, had seventeen men in his team.The Grammar School Boys of Gridley | H. Irving Hancock
I was more on the sidelines and didn't enter into any discussions with her at all.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Other Idioms and Phrases with sidelines
see on the sidelines.
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