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definition of the word away

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
while again also #146: away against though get

Old English onweġ

away (not comparable)

Positive
away

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. From a place; hence.
    Go away!
  2. Absent; gone; at a distance;
    The master is away from home.
  3. Aside; off; in another direction.
  4. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
  5. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.
  6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.
  7. To release
    Anchors away!
  8. At a distance in time or space
    Christmas is only two weeks away.
    • 1948, Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 25,
      While De Anza was exploring the Bay of San Francisco, seeking a site for the presidio, the American colonists on the eastern seaboard, three thousand miles away, were celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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