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Asi'de. adv. [from a and side.]

  1. To one side; out of the perpendicular direction.

    The storm rushd'd in, and Arcite stood aghast:
    The flames were blown aside, yet shone they bright,
    Fann'd by the wind, and gave a rustled light.
    Dryd. Fables.

  2. To another part; out of the true direction.

    He had no brother; which though it be a comfortable thing for kings to have, yet it draweth the subjects eyes a little aside. Bacon's Henry VIII.

  3. From the company; as, to speak aside.

    He took him aside from the multitude. Mark, vii. 33.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Dryden, John (788) · The Bible - Mark (11)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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