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AWA'Y, adv. See Way.

1. Absent at a distance as, the master is away from home.

Have me away, for I am wounded. 2 Chronicles 35 .

2. It is much used with words signifying moving or going from as, go away, send away, run away, &c. all signifying departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes without the verb as, whither away so fast.

Love hath wings and will away.

3. As an exclamation, it is a command or invitation to depart away, that is, be gone, or let us go. "Away with him." Take him away.
4. With verbs, it serves to modify their sense and form peculiar phrases as,

To throw away, to cast from, to give up, dissipate or foolishly destroy.

To trifle away, to lose or expend in trifles, or in idleness.

To drink away, to squander away, &c., to dissipate in drinking or extravagance.

To make away, is to kill or destroy.

5. Away with has a peculiar signification in the phrase, "I cannot away with it." Isaiah 1 . The sense is, "I cannot bear or endure it."

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Entry for 'Away'. King James Dictionary.

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