(adj.) (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; 'the pitch was away (or wide)'; 'an outside pitch' .
(adj.) used of an opponent's ground; 'an away game' .
(adj.) not present; having left; 'he's away right now'; 'you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away' .
(adv.) from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); 'ran away from the lion'; 'wanted to get away from there'; 'sent the children away to boarding school'; 'the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal'; 'went off to school'; 'they drove off'; 'go forth and preach'.
(adv.) from one's possession; 'he gave out money to the poor'; 'gave away the tickets'.
(adv.) out of existence; 'the music faded away'; 'tried to explain away the affair of the letter'- H.E.Scudder; 'idled the hours away'; 'her fingernails were worn away'.
(adv.) indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; 'he worked away at the project for more than a year'; 'the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it'.
(adv.) in a different direction; 'turn aside'; 'turn away one's face'; 'glanced away'.
(adv.) in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping); 'put the toys away'; 'her jewels are locked away in a safe'; 'filed the letter away'.
(adv.) so as to be removed or gotten rid of; 'cleared the mess away'; 'the rotted wood had to be cut away'.
Editor: Pierre--From WordNet
(adv.) From a place; hence.
(adv.) Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.
(adv.) Aside; off; in another direction.
(adv.) From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
(adv.) By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.
(adv.) On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.
Synonyms and Synonymous
ad. . Absent, gone, off, from home, at a distance, not present.. Begone, let us go.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Far, afar, separate, detached, loose, abroad
Inputed by Lilly
adv. onward along: forthwith: in the direction of about: absent: gone dead fainted.—interj. begone!—Away (elliptically) to go away esp. imperatively Away! or Away with you!—Away with him = take him away.—Fire away fire at once without hesitation.—I cannot away with = bear or endure.—Make away with to destroy.—Once and away once in a way (the usual modern form) once.—There away in that direction thereabout.—To do away (with) to make an end of anything; To explain away to explain till the thing that needs explanation is itself removed; To fall away (with from) to desert; To fight away to go on fighting; To work away to keep on working.
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- But when she went away, he relapsed under the misery of his dissolution. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- They possess significance only as movements toward something away from what is now going on. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- Pray Heaven that I am going away from, have compassion on my uncle! Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- We have been on the look-out for him, and there was some idea that he had got away to America. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- It is curious that my mother, too, ran away from her family, but not for the sake of her husband. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- I wouldn't go away. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- That she had chosen to move away from him in this moment of her trouble made everything harder to say, but he must absolutely go on. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- The girl had a little parlour to sit in, away from the noise of the taproom, and a clean bedchamber at the top of the house. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- My father brought me to the door, not a minute ago, but unfortunately he was not told that you were here, and he has gone away on some business. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- There--take away your property. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- He went away and was gone quite a little while. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- It would be best to be away from here before I see her. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- When the buzzard was put away--he burSt. We will except the buzzard then. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- He then begins to clear away the breakfast. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Was it known why he stayed away? Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Races came and went, species passed away, but ever new species arose, more lovely, or equally lovely, always surpassing wonder. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- You went away just when it began, Clym, she said. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- According to that doctrine, motives deprive us not of free-will, nor take away our power of performing or forbearing any action. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- These she put on, out on the staircase, first shutting and locking the door and taking away the key. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- The Redan was within rifle-shot of the Malakoff; Inkerman was a mile away; and Balaklava removed but an hour's ride. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- My father, who taught me, is away, and I don't get on very fast alone, for I've no one to correct my pronunciation. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- I have thought that if Mr. Yeobright would like to pay me a visit sometimes he shouldn't stay away for want of asking. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- They say, don't they, he went on, that the secretary helped her to get away from her brute of a husband, who kept her practically a prisoner? Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- We kissed Charley, and took her downstairs with us, and stopped outside the house to see her run away to her work. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Sooth to say, they cannot go away too fast, for even here my Lady Dedlock has been bored to death. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- It was under his hand, and I soothed him to let me move his hand away. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Elizabeth turned away to hide a smile. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- Grin away,' said Sikes, replacing the poker, and surveying him with savage contempt; 'grin away. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- Laura Fairlie was in all my thoughts when the ship bore me away, and I looked my last at England. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Couldn't we have gotten away any sooner? Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
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