- 1To one side; out of the way: he pushed his plate aside they stood aside to let a car pass she must put aside all her antagonistic feelingsMore example sentences
- As Julie faces a possible future without the love of her life, she must push her fears aside and stand by Luke through thick and thin.
- No matter what feelings she was going through, she needed to put them aside and fight along side her brother.
- She mentally pushed the pain aside and stood slowly.
- 1.1In reserve; for future use: she set aside some money for rentMore example sentences
- All insurance companies have special experts called actuaries, who assess how much money needs to be put aside in reserve for future claims against an insurance company.
- It is never too soon to start putting money aside for your future.
- The upcoming wedding is eating into the couple's savings, making it a challenge to put aside money for the future.
- 1.2Used to indicate that one is dismissing a topic or changing to a new subject: joking aside, I’ve certainly had my fillMore example sentences
- Leaving aside potential issues with subject matter, it's a bit of a one-trick horse, isn't it, with the flashbacks and all?
- We are speeding up, and given this rate we should catch up pretty quick - even leaving aside the new wildly new cool things we are planning to launch in the next few months.
- But all joking aside, most of the celebrities we spoke to agreed that America made its decision, and it was definitely time to move forward.
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- 1A remark or passage in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but is supposed to be unheard by the other characters in the play: Shakespeare’s use of asides and soliloquiesMore example sentences
- The revenger also usually had a very close relationship with the audience through soliloquies and asides.
- He created a half-dozen memorable characters that often winked and made funny, out-of-context asides to the audience, and no one topped him at ad-libbing.
- This adaptation emphasises the inherent humour of the play, especially in the devil's asides and monologues.
- 1.1An incidental remark, or one not intended to be heard by everyone present: ‘Does that make him a murderer?’ whispered Alice in an aside to FredMore example sentences
- She felt herself unable to face the whispered asides and scornful remarks which would accompany her acceptance of any offer.
- The distressed skipper heard an aside which sounded something like - ‘that tells us a lot’.
- chiefly North American Apart from: aside from gain the commoner motives for murder are anger and jealousyMore example sentences
- There may be little new here aside from his emphasis on long range planning over short term gains.
- Of the eight or so people who were in the room already, only one other kid aside from me was off alone.
- I have been through emotional agony in almost every relationship with men, aside from my father and Robert.
take (or draw) someone aside
- Move someone away from a group of people in order to talk to them privately: he took him aside and urged him to quit wasting his time and talentMore example sentences
- I wanted to hurt the man for making my mother cry, but she took me aside as the group moved what they were carrying over to the side of the house.
- Otto then grabbed the little man by his collar and took him aside.
- Then, just as he was preparing for his most significant challenge yet, the manager took him aside in August to inform him of an imminent signing.