from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A taking sides, as with a party, sect, or faction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A taking of sides; engagement with a party.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The side-taking comes not only in the book's heavy-breathing subtitle—"How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers"—but on the jacket flap, where Mr. O'Shea peers out at us under a just-the-facts fedora, introducing himself as "award-winning journalist James O'Shea."

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  • Had I really been cleansed of political side-taking in the midst of this possible once-in-a-lifetime experience?

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  • Often, the only way to get the nourishment into the bellies of the needy is to hit and run, avoiding all petty ideological side-taking.

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  • They want it to be a side-taking issue, they want it to be divisive, and they want it to be used as a tool to generalize about everything and every one else.

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  • I look forward to our moving past this oversimplified side-taking period we seem to be in, and recognizing that a lot of us are in there pulling for a strong future for information in the public interest — each in our complex ways.

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  • It is an important point, service and side-taking are very different.

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  • The very act of deciding that one issue makes a good story and another doesn't involves some side-taking, even if it's just deciding which subjects have a greater public interest.

    Eric Deggans: Why Is Bill O'Reilly Keeping Tabs on Me?

  • This is definitely a book that encourages readerly side-taking.

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  • Conservatives have ably chipped away at the press's credibility these past few years, with disturbing results; now--consciously or not--with their aggressive, intra-Democrat side-taking, MSNBC is doing the same thing.


  • But the political side-taking on reforming Social Security is suddenly, urgently bitter.

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