thrust aside


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thrust aside

1. To toss or push someone or something forcefully to one side. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "aside." He threw aside the paper in disgust when he read the news. Sarah tried to block Tom's path, but he threw her aside.
2. To refuse, reject, or disregard something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "aside." She thrust aside the defendant's application for bail. The CEO continues to thrust consumers' concerns aside regarding the company's latest product.
See also: aside, thrust

thrust someone or something aside

to push someone or something out of the way or to one side. Walter thrust Fred aside and dashed by him into the room. He thrust aside Fred and came into the room.
See also: aside, thrust

thrust aside

v.
1. To displace someone or something forcefully: The board of directors thrust the president of the company aside. The officer thrust aside the security guard.
2. To reject or refuse someone or something: My teacher thrust aside the request for an extension. The jury thrust the defendant's pleas for mercy aside.
See also: aside, thrust
References in classic literature ?
And thrust aside Jerry was, by a rough and naked foot, as harsh and unfeeling in its impact as an inanimate breaking sea on a beach-jut of insensate rock.
But still I must say, Socrates, that if you are allowed to go on in this way you will entirely forget the other question which at the commencement of this discussion you thrust aside:-- Is such an order of things possible, and how, if at all?
For hours every other thought that she strove to summon was thrust aside by the image of Stephen waiting for the single word that would bring him to her.
'Thus it comes - take note, my chela - that even those who would follow the Way are thrust aside by idle women.
Written by a British-educated Australian academic named Charles Henry Pearson, it claimed that white men were in danger of being "elbowed and hustled, and perhaps even thrust aside" by "black and yellow races."
Gareth surged clear from short range, shoving aside a would-be defender with a handoff that would have thrust aside a Sherman tank.
In the circumstances, the only way out is for all Muslims to thrust aside their immaterial differences and bring into play their strategic energy resources against the common enemy.
As past processes and paradigms fall under the critical forces of reform, will sustainable design be thrust aside as a marketing gimmick of the new millennium, or will it play a critical role in healthcare's renaissance?
Let's invade the mighty To London march and then Thrust aside those iron gates And march on Number 10.
It should not simply be thrust aside as another casualty - along with local theaters, the Lottery and furthering addictions - in the headlong rush to embrace the supposed windfall of casino gaming.
Such concerns can't be thrust aside, as the development of this vaccine started some years ago, albeit unsuccessfully.
In Martha, the tendency toward open receptivity, toward inner stillness and listening, has been thrust aside. Mary's conscious tendency is the opposite.
In the current climate, shareholders have been thrust aside with dividends having become insignificant or non-existent in favor of banking and corporate executives, who receive millions in cash bonuses or stock options.
Arriving at the Greene Street vestibule just in time to see the freight elevator descending, she blinked through stinging tears at what was at once real and not real: A clutch of employees who hadn't made it on board the elevator thrust aside the accordion grate and, licked from behind by tongues of flame, plunged after the departed car into the yawning shaft.