from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. bear, abide.
  • adv. signifies, take him away.


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  • Hence it is that the Biblical Commission (1 May, 1910) rejects the opinion of those who do away with the Messianic and prophetic character of the Psalms and refer only to the future lot of the Chosen People those words which are prophecies concerning Christ.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Except for one pitch to Yaz, he was pitching the game he wanted to pitch—throwing first-pitch strikes, not walking anyone, not letting the leadoff batter get on base, making the Red Sox hit the ball, not trying to blow batters away with a 95-mile-an-hour pitch, tiring himself out, if a 91-mph fastball would do the job.

    The Greatest Game

  • They made such strange faces when I told them about the young professor who was running away with Juliette Margarine by motorcycle.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • In 1884 Britain adopted the standard Greenwich Mean Time, which did away with the confusion that arose from the different time standards that each town observed.

    The Time Paradox

  • However strongly the Pantheistic conception of the world may appeal to the philosophic minded, it cannot do away with the obvious data of experience.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Mr. Battle looked up and waved me away with a shaky, liver-spotted hand.

    Keep Sweet

  • But on those occasions when I have tried Chinese food in Italy, I have come away with what can only be described as a small fever of dissatisfaction, an agita, an all-body ache that has the scent of defeat to it.

    The Italian Summer

  • They got away with a hard-side suitcase, green, the size of a carry-on.

    The Ark

  • No doubt Marge Poulson told you how I done away with Orville.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • Master, Julia thought—only Barbara Eden in her bikini and groovy genie bottle could get away with that.

    Some Fun


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