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  • v. to save money
  • v. to ignore or intentionally forget something, temporarily or permanently, so that more important things can have one's attention.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. stop using
  • v. turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily


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  • The Carnegie Corporation reports that “a family with an annual income of $10,000 must spend more than $50,000 to raise a child to the age of 18, not including savings put aside for higher education.”

    Why Nothing Works

  • "Come see!" she called to Madame Rallay; the old woman put aside her sewing and shuffled over.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • It happens to all of us, but there comes a time to put aside childish ways, Alva Jane, and this is that time.

    Keep Sweet

  • Many years before we had established a friendship with Dave and Ann Broder with the full understanding that they were Democrats and politics would be put aside in our friendship.

    Barbara Bush

  • She opened her other eye and put aside the spyglass.

    Cold Mountain

  • He was already full of ideas about how he could incorporate the whole scenario of traveling into the future into Anslem, the mostly autobiographical novel he had put aside a few years ago and to which he still returned sporadically when inspiration hit him.


  • And you, Abramowitz, will assist in the ritual of Unity, in which the Varden and the heathen Nasnan will put aside their differences and at long last become one.


  • She put aside the bolt of cotton cloth from which she was cutting shirts for the boys and their father-the spinning wheel and loom had fallen into disuse in most of the homes of Virginia since cotton goods could be manufactured so cheaply in the north-and examined her youngest son.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • If he were insane, however, his was a very cool and collected insanity: I had never seen that handsome-featured face of his look more like chiselled marble than it did just now, as he put aside his snow-wet hair from his forehead and let the firelight shine free on his pale brow and cheek as pale, where it grieved me to discover the hollow trace of care or sorrow now so plainly graved.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • He told himself the expense would be great, and the Hall, in spite of all he could do in the interim, would look poor and shabby compared with Rawdon Court; so he put aside the proposal on the ground that he could not persuade his aunt to do the entertaining necessary.

    The Man Between: An International Romance


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