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Aside, to the side: hedge a. from the direct “forthright,” Troil. III, 3, 158. “glance a. to new-found methods,” Sonn. 76, 3. “forbear to glance thine eye a.” 139, 6. “he threw his eye a.” As IV, 3, 103. “he trod the water, whose enmity he flung a.” Tp. II, 1, 116. “throwing it a.” Caes. I, 2, 108. “thy brothers beat a. the point,” R3 I, 2, 96. “beats cold death a.” Rom. III, 1, 166. “turn a. and weep for her,” Ant. I, 3, 76. “daff'd the world a. and bid it pass,” H4A IV, 1, 96. “who sees the lurking serpent steps a.” Lucr. 362.
Hence == out of the way: “stand a.:” Gentl. IV, 2, 81. Ado IV, 2, 32. LLL IV, 1, 55. V, 2, 591. Mids. III, 2, 116. As III, 2, 132. Alls V, 3, 270. Shr. V, 1, 63. H4A II, 4, 428. H4B III, 2, 243. H4B III, 2, 243 H6C III, 3, 110. Caes. II, 1, 312. “step a.” H4A II, 4, 36 (i. e. into a by-room, cf. v. 32). Rom. I, 1, 162. Absolutely: “a., a.!” Wint. IV, 4, 700. Tim. II, 2, 127. Hml. V, 1, 240.
And then == away: “will't please you walk a.?” Meas. IV, 1, 59. Ado III, 2, 73. LLL IV, 3, 212. stand a. == go away, Shr. II, 24. “take him a.” Tw. V, 103. “draw a. the curtains,” Merch. II, 7, 1.
To lay a., in speaking of garments, == to take off: “my mourning weeds are laid a.” H6C III, 3, 229. Similarly of other things about a person: “lay a. your stitchery,” Cor. I, 3, 75. “lay a. the sword,” John I, 12. Figuratively: “lay a. the thoughts of Sicilia,” Wint. IV, 2, 58. “and l. aside my blood's royalty,” R2 I, 1, 71. “to lay a. life-harming heaviness,” II, 2, 3. “I lay a. that which grows to me!” H4B I, 2, 100. “pity must be laid a.” H6C II, 2, 10. In the same sense to cast a.: “casting their savageness a.” Wint. II, 3, 188. “which would be worn now, not cast a. so soon,” Mcb. I, 7, 35.
To set a. == to give up, desist from: “our purposed hunting shall be set a.” Mids. IV, 1, 188. “setting all this chat a.” Shr. II, 270. “set this unaccustomed fight a.” H6A III, 1, 93. “all dissembling set a.” H6C III, 3, 119. Setting aside == abstractedly from: “setting the attraction of my good parts a.” Wiv. II, 2, 110. “setting a. his high blood's royalty,” R2 I, 1, 58. H4A III, 3, 137. H4B I, 2, 93. H4B I, 2, 93 H6C IV, 1, 24. Tim. III, 5, 14.
Aside as a preposition: “hath rushed a. the law,” Rom. III, 3, 26 (cf. “have run by the hideous law,” Meas. I, 4, 63) == has openly evaded the law.
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