All writers, celebrities, and citizens with a Twitter account, we must take sides.
“Not a media agenda to take sides,” says Sesno, a former CNN Washington bureau chief.
We are not trying to take sides as to whether you should be conservative or liberal, or whether big or small government is better.
Daily Beast fashion editor Isabel Wilkinson and culture writer/editor Marlow Stern take sides.
Moderate Republicans such as Powell are forced to take sides—again.
The Arabs in the neighborhood awaited the issue of the battle, ready to take sides, for the time being, with the winner.
My own opinion is that he remained reticent and refused to take sides.
Sympathy hardly ever led a tribe to take sides between other tribes at war.
If he must take sides, which side would fill his pockets the fuller?
Sumner of Massachusetts rejoiced in the fight, for he said men must now take sides for freedom or for slavery.
Old English side "flanks of a person, the long part or aspect of anything," from Proto-Germanic *sithon (cf. Old Saxon sida, Old Norse siða, Danish side, Swedish sida, Middle Dutch side, Dutch zidje, Old High German sita, German Seite), from adjective *sithas "long" (cf. Old English sid "long, broad, spacious," Old Norse siðr "long, hanging down"), from PIE root *se- "long, late" (see soiree).
Original sense preserved in countryside. Figurative sense of "position or attitude of a person or set of persons in relation to another" (cf. choosing sides) first recorded mid-13c. Meaning "one of the parties in a transaction" is from late 14c.; sense in a sporting contest or game is from 1690s. Meaning "music on one side of a phonograph record" is first attested 1936. Phrase side by side "close together and abreast" is recorded from c.1200. Side-splitting "affecting with compulsive laughter" is attested by 1825.
late 14c., from side (n.).
A form of job action in which employees declare themselves ill and unable to work; blue flu (1970+)