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Away

Away

1. From a place; hence. The sound is going away. (Shak) Have me away, for i am sore wounded. (2 Chron. Xxxv. 23)

2. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.

3. Aside; off; in another direction. The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun. (Lockyer)

4. From a state or condition of being; out of existence. Be near me when i fade away. (Tennyson)

5. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: go or come ~; begone; take ~. And the lord said . . . Away, get thee down. (Exod. Xix. 24)

6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.

It is much used in phrases signifying moving or going from; as, go away, run away, etc.; all signifying departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes without the verb; as, whither away so fast ? Love hath wings, and will away. . It serves to modify the sense of certain verbs by adding that of removal, loss, parting with, etc.; as, to throw away; to trifle away; to squander away, etc. Sometimes it has merely an intensive force; as, to blaze away. Away with, bear, abide. The calling of assemblies, i can not away with. ((isa. I. 13)), i. E, I can not bear or endure [it] away with one, signifies, take him away. Away with, crucify him. . To make away with. To kill or destroy. To carry off.

Origin: as. Aweg, anweg, onweg; on on _ weg way.


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