brushing aside the evidence, Reston held that “all of us had a part in the slaying of the president.”
"That could be arranged, I have no doubt," said the Superintendent, brushing aside that difficulty with a wave of the hand.
Kinton ran at the Tepoktans, brushing aside the concerned Klaft.
He feared himself, that man who could act on a passionate impulse, brushing aside all the restraints that his reason would oppose.
She looked up apprehensively, brushing aside these thoughts with annoyance.
"Mrs. Dallow will send for you—vous allez voir ça," he said in a moment, brushing aside all vagueness.
He had this irritating way of brushing aside generalization and forcing the speaker to get back to first principles.
He nodded, and, brushing aside the trees, we sprang out upon the astonished fellows.
He elbowed his way through the crowds, deaf to all congratulations, brushing aside the hands that were proferred to him.
brushing aside a low-hanging palm leaf, the girl seized her paddle to send the light craft forward.
"dust-sweeper, a brush for sweeping," late 14c., also, c.1400, "brushwood, brushes;" from Old French broisse (Modern French brosse) "a brush" (13c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscia "a bunch of new shoots" (used to sweep away dust), perhaps from Proto-Germanic *bruskaz "underbrush."
"shrubbery," early 14c., from Anglo-French bruce "brushwood," Old North French broche, Old French broce "bush, thicket, undergrowth" (12c., Modern French brosse), from Gallo-Romance *brocia, perhaps from *brucus "heather," or possibly from the same source as brush (n.1).
late 15c., "to clean or rub (clothing) with a brush," also (mid-15c.) "to beat with a brush," from brush (n.1). Related: Brushed; brushing. To brush off someone or something, "rebuff, dismiss," is from 1941.
"move briskly" especially past or against something or someone, 1670s, from earlier sense (c.1400) "to hasten, rush," probably from brush (n.2), on the notion of a horse, etc., passing through dense undergrowth (cf. Old French brosser "travel (through woods)," and Middle English noun brush "charge, onslaught, encounter," mid-14c.), but brush (n.1) probably has contributed something to it as well. Related: Brushed; brushing.