American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The side or edge of a road, way, path, or highway.
- adj. Situated at or near the side of a road, way, path, or highway: a wayside inn.
- idiom. fall by the wayside To fail to continue; give up.
- idiom. go by the wayside To be set aside or discarded because of other considerations.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The side of the way; the border or edge of the road or high-way.
- Of or pertaining to the wayside; growing, lying, situated, or found on, by, or near the side of the way: as, wayside flowers; a way-side spring.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The side of the way; the edge or border of a road or path.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the wayside.
- n. edge of a way or road or path
“All this banter in recent days about New York's dynasty crumbling and falling by the wayside is hogwash.”
“It really confuses me how you wingers can’t make the connection that throwing our laws by the wayside is a slippery slope, if they can railroad some Arabs, most of whom were picked up under the slightest suspicion, can be locked up, tortured, and possibly executed without the benefit of a trial of any kind – how very easily you could wake up tomorrow and be given the same treatment.”
“Another program that fell by the wayside was the TANF Emergency Fund, a welfare-to-work program that has subsidized more than 240,000 jobs.”
“To be so absorbed in one's children and one's projects that housekeeping falls by the wayside is a fault.”
“Marvel Universe to date, something thatÂseems to have Âfallen by the wayside is the revelation that Doctor Strange is no longer considered fit to be Sorceror Supreme.”
“Falling to the wayside are the hardy farm animals of yore.”
“For the individual writers, of course, being dropped by the wayside is a little more of a problem.”
“Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”
“When it became clear that there wasn't going to be a bonanza of free CDs without the effort of dealing with the labels themselves, many of the early enthusiasts fell by the wayside, which is as it should be.”
“The other sort is mentioned in Judges v. 6, and may be called wayside men, idle, discoursive men, that have nothing else to do but to walk up and down and talk, and are not concerned with a reverence of”
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