Adjective "asides" definition and examples

(Asides may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


To one side; out of the way.
  1. 'they stood aside to let a car pass'
  2. 'Get used to pushing your plate aside when you've had enough.'
  3. 'She mentally pushed the pain aside and stood slowly.'
  4. 'Casting the lectern aside, he stood at the front of the stage, oozing boyish charm and melting more than a few hearts in the audience.'
  5. 'Mary pushed aside the curtain and stood looking out into the front yard.'
  6. 'No matter what feelings she was going through, she needed to put them aside and fight along side her brother.'
  7. 'I tossed the useless tent stake aside and stood up, wiping the sweat off my face.'
  8. 'He laid his knife and fork in a precise X on his plate and pushed it aside.'
  9. 'Observers say for this plan to succeed, all sides must put aside their reservations and return to the negotiating table.'
  10. 'Lift the meat out of the pot and set it aside on a plate.'
  11. 'He pushed the blankets aside and stood as his mother left.'
  12. 'she set aside some money for rent'
  13. 'These are a unique group of cells that the embryo sets aside for future reproduction.'
  14. 'If you stay within your budget, there may be an opportunity for you to set money aside for future purchases.'
  15. 'That requires some sort of reserve being put aside.'
  16. 'It is never too soon to start putting money aside for your future.'
  17. 'May we therefore set it aside for the future preparation of this appeal?'
  18. 'Other countries, worried about trade deficits, are trying to trim them and put aside reserves.'
  19. 'Quite simply, when consumers see their own homes appreciating in value, they feel less inclination to put aside income for the future.'
  20. 'We are paying off an extra billion of debt, and we are putting much of the rest aside against the future needs of this possible downturn.'
  21. 'This period is a boon for advisers as all sorts of self-employed workers try to minimise this year's tax bill by setting aside income for future pensions.'
  22. 'Around the turn of the century, when the nation began setting aside forest reserves, professional foresters debated whether fire was good or bad.'
  23. 'To begin with, local organizations often must put aside historical antagonisms among potential members.'
  24. 'But all joking aside, this is a positive thing for my family, and a blessing of an opportunity for my family to be closer again.'
  25. 'The respectability of conspiracy theories in that sense (leaving aside sheer insanities) is surprisingly relative.'
  26. 'As such, even leaving aside the ethics of the thing, I sometimes wonder how historians manage to keep their jobs after trashing their primary source material.'
  27. 'But, putting aside the commercial side of the story, it's always nice and exciting to have a meeting with Santa, whatever age you are.'
  28. 'Errors aside, the book is distractingly overwritten.'
  29. 'All joking aside though, the touch technology provides measurable quantitative differences in the efficiency by which people can complete that kind of task.'
  30. 'That faux pas aside, this book is entertaining, educational, and highly recommended as a worthy investment of one's time and effort.'
  31. 'A handful of side quests aside, the main plot is completely linear and the approaches to the missions themselves give the player few options.'
  32. 'Joking aside, we hope they all had a lovely time.'


A remark or passage in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but is supposed to be unheard by the other characters in the play.
  1. 'The vibrant cast in modern dress hurl contemporary references, songs, slang and asides into Shakespeare's verse, accentuating the comic and the physical.'
  2. 'This adaptation emphasises the inherent humour of the play, especially in the devil's asides and monologues.'
  3. 'More of the changes had to do with breaking the fourth wall and actually interacting with the audience or making critical asides about certain actions and speeches.'
  4. 'The asides to the audience from many of the performers were hilarious but their faces never slipped and they played their parts straight down the line.'
  5. 'It is true, of course, that Shakespeare's dramaturgy allows him soliloquies and asides that make it easier to dramatize thought, but Hamlet's thoughts are still necessarily externalized.'
  6. 'With no asides and soliloquies, nothing is put in to sweeten the pill.'
  7. 'Audiences were called out during monologues or asides.'
  8. 'Rather than letting such asides dominate his material, Hamilton cleverly weaves them into the overall flow.'
  9. 'His musical set-pieces, as well as character asides in the form of short monologue, are a delight to watch.'
  10. 'The text is delivered in a conversational manner, with frequent asides directed to the audience.'
  11. '‘Does that make him a murderer?’ whispered Alice in an aside to Fred'
  12. 'The distressed skipper heard an aside which sounded something like - ‘that tells us a lot’.'

More definitions

1. on or to one side; to or at a short distance apart; away from some position or direction: to turn aside; to move the chair aside.

2. away from one's thoughts or consideration: to put one's cares aside.

3. in reserve; in a separate place, as for safekeeping; apart; away: to put some money aside for a rainy day.

4. away from a present group, especially for reasons of privacy; off to another part, as of a room; into or to a separate place: He took him aside and talked busines

More examples(as adjective)

"harshnesses can be asides."


(aside)Middle English (originally on side): see a, side.


aside from
take (or draw) someone aside