airing


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Synonyms for airing

Synonyms for airing

the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate

a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air

the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air

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An airing would do me a great deal of good, I am sure.
If there were time to spare from more important matters, I should be glad to tell you of Medea's fiery chariot, drawn by winged dragons, in which the enchantress used often to take an airing among the clouds.
But a grumpy recluse cannot worry his subordinates: whereas the man in whom the sense of duty is strong (or, perhaps, only the sense of self-importance), and who persists in airing on deck his moroseness all day - and perhaps half the night - becomes a grievous infliction.
Several times she sent me to give the General an airing in the streets, even as she might have done with a lacquey and her spaniel; but, I preferred to take him to the theatre, to the Bal Mabille, and to restaurants.
As she rose she spoke to me, and then I reflected that perhaps, secure in my almost inveterate absence, it was her nightly practice to take a lonely airing.
Smallweed out for an airing, attended by his granddaughter Judy as body-guard.