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uh way

  • s  not present; having left
    he's away right now
    you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • a  used of an opponent's ground
    an away game
  • s  (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
    the pitch was away (or wide)
  • r  from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    ran away from the lion
    wanted to get away from there
    sent the children away to boarding school
    the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
  • r  from one's possession
    gave away the tickets
  • r  out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
    pushed all doubts away
  • r  out of existence
    the music faded away
    tried to explain away the affair of the letter"- H.E.Scudder
    idled the hours away
    her fingernails were worn away
  • r  at a distance in space or time
    the boat was 5 miles off (or away)
    the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
    away back in the 18th century
  • r  indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily
    he worked away at the project for more than a year
    the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it
  • r  so as to be removed or gotten rid of
    cleared the mess away
    the rotted wood had to be cut away
  • r  freely or at will
    fire away!
  • r  in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping)
    put the toys away
    her jewels are locked away in a safe
    filed the letter away
  • r  in a different direction
    turn away one's face
    glanced away
  • r  in reserve; not for immediate use
    has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

  • You do away with those, there's $100 billion right there, before you look at any agency of government.
  • Away, your market caps bound away 'Cross the wide Merrill Level III divide.
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  • Chris Bosh in Kansas City Star
    I expect us to compete for a championship,Bosh told ESPN. "I think both Dwyane and I, we both wanted an opportunity where right away we would be competing. : We're ready to sacrifice a lot of things in order to do that. It's not about the...
  • David Petraeus in The Epoch Times
    He added, "My sense is that the tough fighting will continue; indeed, it may get more intense in the next few months. As we take away the enemy's safe havens and reduce the enemy's freedom of action, the insurgents will fight back."
  • Barack Obama in ABC News (blog)
    President Obama said today that his "recess appointments will allow three extremely qualified candidates to get to work on behalf of the American people right away. With more than 180 nominees still pending before the Senate, it's my hope that my...

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