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leave aside

1. To temporarily stop focusing on or paying attention to something. Leave the financial aspects aside for a moment and focus on what kind of work would make you the happiest. Can you two just leave aside your differences for now and get this done, please?
2. To reserve or save something for someone or for a later use. I can leave the dress aside for you, if you'd like to think about it for a day. I recommend you leave aside a portion of each pay check as a rainy-day fund for the future.
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leave something aside

 
1. to leave something in reserve. Leave some of the sugar aside for use in the icing. Leave aside some cookies too.
2. to ignore something, especially a fact. Let's leave the question of who will pay for it aside for a while. We will leave aside the current situation and talk about the future.
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He said that the institutions of the country should respect each other and left aside little differences for the progress of the country.
ANKARA , November 29, 2011 - The acting patriarch of Turkish Armenians said on Tuesday that troublesome days of the past should be left aside. Aram Atesyan said that he was sorry to hear the word "minority", and Turkish and Armenian peoples had lived together on these territories for centuries as members of two different religions and communities.
The ministers have left aside our demands and we are demanding for the inclusion of those left aside points in the draft.
The few clothed, talented female artists like Katie Melua and Rumer are left aside and forgotten, and instead, we're subjected to the rubbish these divas churn out, which all sounds the same.
And he knows there's something left aside if he does decide to treat himself and replace his three-year-old Peugeot, which has only done 150,000 miles.
whereas the control group was left aside without contact.
The Washington Post noted the occasion's solemnity and observed that it "left aside the partisan rancor" that Bush & Co.
"How can we build the new future for Iraq when women are left aside?"
The fund itself will consist of the shares and cash; federally owned real estate can be included but will likely be left aside, at least initially.
As IAS 39 is not being endorsed in full, the Commission has published an annotated version, marking areas where some provisions on hedging are being left aside for the time being.
As a result, how the works participated in this context, by shaping the ways in which Venetians viewed religious imagery, for example, is left aside. Instead, Cocke brings forward a wealth of sources used by the artist and this formal analysis demonstrates visual strategies found in a range of works.
Although admitting that he has left aside the political economic questions of access and control of leisure, Koshar presents a laudably eclectic collection loosely grouped around "Seeing," "Traveling," and "Consuming." Some essays replace Marxist economic categories with the cultural notion of "modernity." Nick Prior finds that state museums were organized to promote both "elitism and populist democratic pedagogy," (p.
An ongoing concern of van der Stokker's is the gap between the elitist art world and the creativity of everybody else, which leads her to link two factions: radical, out-there artists and people "left aside by society, making no movement," as she notes in girlish script in the margins of Art by Older People 70 & 72.
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