laying aside

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At the instant when the car was close to the ground, the brawny Scot, laying aside his rifle, and seizing the priest around the waist, lifted him into the car, while, at the same moment, Joe tossed over the two hundred pounds of ballast.
He felt me, with ten fingers, laying aside his staff.
I know I shouldn't quote the Bible as this is not some religious column (argue that if you want) but I love the saying:"Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with their neighbour, for we are members of one another.
Abandon, Laying Aside Your Plan for God's Purpose" offers the reader heartfelt guidelines for turning life's circumstances and barriers into blessings and fulfillment.
Contract Award Notice: Dismantling and Laying Aside of existing IDS Equipment.