set aside (one's) differences

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set aside (one's) differences

Of multiple people or groups of people, to forget about or set aside the things that one argues about, disagrees with, or dislikes about the other side, usually in order to achieve a common goal. It's really remarkable to see the two factions set aside their differences in the name of reclaiming their country as a sovereign state. We'll need to set aside our differences if we hope to establish peace in the region.
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All those who recognise in themselves the message we sent out from Rome, that by working together and setting aside differences sport can repair its reputation and regain peoples trust," Frattini added.
They urged the people to get united setting aside differences for the development of country.
He said in such a situation, it is necessary to unite under the Constitution in the national interest by setting aside differences and ensure its supremacy.
Abadi said during a meeting at his office today with head of the National Coalition, Iyad Allawi, according to a statement by the media office "on the importance of setting aside differences and to resort to dialogue to resolve the outstanding issues of the functioning of the country to safety.
Reaching these milestones required all nations and all sectors to come together, setting aside differences and focusing on universal values.
SETTING aside differences, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A December meeting between Erdogan and Putin in Ankara saw the two presidents, much compared, setting aside differences and pledging greater cooperation and trade.
Setting aside differences between the treasury and opposition benches over last week's conversion of 300 Muslims to Hinduism, the Lok Sabha on Friday displayed unity as it adopted a resolution on Lakhvi's bail unanimously, sending strong signals to Islamabad that it cannot be selective in dealing with terror groups.
The Festival of Lights transcends from a simple candle into a light that illuminates hearts and minds, bringing people together, setting aside differences and see the best in everything.
The international community came together in a way it has not done before, setting aside differences in the face of a challenge to the very notion of what we instinctively regard as the basic rights of humankind - the right to be free from terror and oppression, the right to life, and the right to gather and express views without the dread of violent retribution.
Walpola Piyananda Thera said that all Sri Lankans have to learn to work together, setting aside differences, and move forward on our path to make Sri Lanka prosperous, and a place where all Sri Lankans feel at home.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, has proposed a new partnership with the European Union, setting aside differences over Georgia to urge co-operation on global financial reform.
We should proceed from the larger interests of Asia's development, cultivate a new security concept featuring mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and cooperation, and conduct ourselves in such spirits as mutual respect, amicable coexistence and seeking common ground while setting aside differences,'' he said.
Like two people setting aside differences for the greater good, the major opposition Democratic Party (DPJ) of Japan appears to be courting a less powerful opposition grouping for a possible alliance to oust Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
Instead of zeroing in on racism, ``negative history'' and casting blame, the new focus would be on setting aside differences to reach an understanding, Stokka said.