throw aside

throw someone or something aside

 
1. Lit. to cast someone or something to the side. He threw his child aside just as the car was about to run him down. Don't just throw aside the wrapper!
2. Fig. to get rid of someone or something. He threw his wife aside and took up with a younger woman. Don't throw aside material that might still be useful.
See also: aside, throw

throw aside

v.
To discard or reject something or someone: The clerk threw aside the receipt. The officer gave me a ticket, but I threw it aside.
See also: aside, throw
References in classic literature ?
But my mother dissuaded me from declining it on that account: I should do vastly well, she said, if I would only throw aside my diffidence, and acquire a little more confidence in myself.
Kerchak was equally frightened, so frightened, in fact, that he quite forgot to throw aside the author of that fearful noise, but bolted for the door with it tightly clutched in one hand.
She sank again, in the moment when I stopped to throw aside my hat and coat and to kick off my shoes.
Nay, throw aside that frown, Heyward, and in pity to my longing ears, suffer him to journey in our train.
In that case, then, throw aside your doleful looks.
He saw the Arab now throw aside the empty pouch, and grasping his long gun by the barrel, clublike, sneak stealthily through the jungle beside the trail along which Werper had gone.
At once this knight seemed to throw aside his apathy, when he discovered the leader of his party so hard bestead; for, setting spurs to his horse, which was quite fresh, he came to his assistance like a thunderbolt, exclaiming, in a voice like a trumpet-call, ``Desdichado, to the rescue
Nay, Aylward," said Alleyne, laying his hand upon the sleeve of his companion's frayed jerkin, "you cannot think me so thrall as to throw aside an old friend because I have had some small share of good fortune.
I was myself tolerably patient, and half inclined again to throw aside doubt and to accept Van Helsing's conclusions.
The PAT secretary said that it is shameful that our rulers use the influence of foreign dignitaries for their personal vested interests and never waste a moment to throw aside national interest.
My own view is that it is time to throw aside the traditional concept of diversity and replace it with a new and more complete concept.
It is customary on these occasions to throw aside the ceremony and constraint which society ordinarily imposes," it said.
He urged to throw aside weapons and cling to peace.
Is a surgeon poised to remove a brain tumour expected to throw aside his scalpel when reminded his patient might not be eligible for lifesaving treatment?
Prom is a time to throw aside the books, forget about the exams and cut loose, so it's awfully annoying to have coffee stains on your teeth reminding you of the late night study sessions you've put up with all year.