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away Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words225.3 75 293.5 82.3 36.1 201.4 374 109.1
Number of occurrences341255 28 1 9 32 16
Number of authors44 13 1 4 7 6

Occurrences of away in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
Like a nervous boaxer seconds away fae his call. "Caroline fille on page 179

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
om. My mother recently passed away and we need to make a little on page 72

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
drifted too far away. on page 21
sumthin rite away. on page 30
Whut aboot away thi guy Lord Archer on page 49
go away. on page 61

5 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
sure ae watchin dead skin Pee away fae the backs ae yir heels. on page 13
medal. Ah wis aboot tae walk away when ah heard the teacher sho on page 14
is sure she'd pure twig right away but she jist ripped it up an on page 17
a da's at his work an ma ma's away up the toon the day, an ah do on page 18
throat. He wis aboot tae walk away again when Chariene said, Ha on page 25
Also on pages 29, 37, 45, 47, 48, 49, 54, 56, 57, 58, , 66, 68, 73, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83, 86, 98, 100, 106, 107, 116, 120, 121, 127, 132, 137, 142, 145, 149, 153, 154, 157, 165
51 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
harles Atlas. Ye wir tae send away the coupon an he wid write ba on page 76

3 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
An rear ma thrangs o weans away on page 6
e'd be wise for tae keep weel away. on page 9

2 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Ah want away frae thon; on page 15
Ye'll be vexed when ye come away. on page 28
eccent whin frae hame yir far away, on page 42
Bellamaina wiz playin' away'. on page 45

4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
e get the baa rollin an ye're away! Look it Saft Sandy..." Stevi on page 55
"Come away in, then," said Missus Reed, on page 63
e get back inno the saddle an away ye go." Ah lookit it Ruth an on page 77

3 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
re they aa were grupt an taen away, on page 41
If they hud scored away fae hame, Ye'd no huv heard m on page 43
i syringes!, Come tae tak him away! on page 48
When they taen away the hub, that wis it. on page 65
ey shut the Pit doun, it's aa away on page 66
Also on pages 69, 76, 78, 81, 83, 84
12 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
body and be away . . .
out of himself and be away.
2 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
way she is. She'll be away any time now.'
in your corn today, away and fetch the Rapet woman,
2 matches

Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern, poetry
a’m jist yin day away fae hame
1 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
An away he goes, sometimes waakin bac
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
I widderit clean away:
him to a lady, to ride a mile away, etc
Tae ride a mile away.
3 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
ey were born five hunner mile away
1 matches

BardOfMilebush Untitled poem, (Reddit 2017) Ulster, poetry
Now you may say "och away on wi ye! Yer hardly Tam O Sh
1 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
sure she’d pure twig right away but she jist ripped it up an
’s at his work an ma ma’s away up the toon the day, an ah do
2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
ure ae watchin dead skin peel away fae the backs ae yir heels.
e but she jist laughed at me. Away yi go, she said, An don’t t
medal. Ah wis aboot tae walk away when ah heard the teacher sho
3 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
rtainly don’t. Then he went away an got the yella pages an sta
1 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Cantsmell, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2020) Lallans, prose
ud ma breath. When she walked away, ah said tae ma ma, Aw she wi
1 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
even wi the streetlamp fell away an everythin jist feelin caul
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
roch). Now "I'll away and let you get on with your
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
er was a Dragon-Man, clearing away the rubbish from a cave's mou
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ns and dodgin aboot, jabberin away. Hudnae a scooby whit they we
each landin. He was bletherin away tae us, even though me and Jo
ity wakin up: traffic rumblin away, scraik of metal shutters hau
the beach, aboot hauf an hour away on the train. The seaside
ye aff the beach and drag ye away tae the fierceness of the sea
7 matches

Logan, Kirsty Lego, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
ld jist be uplifted and taken away, but it wis her choice. She w
ssed the big library, an went away through the Clyde Tunnel, whi
, glass Audi building. Turned away fae the motorway. Then we wer
h other, but moved wur haunds away afore the other person could
4 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Sae listen, ... far far away on the Lake o Chad
far away oan magic Lake Chad glides a
away yah bampot, yir huvin me oan.
3 matches

Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Wee Johnny went away
Away wi the fairies
2 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
"fan". Aye, but Jeannie says "away" fir "awaa".
1 matches

McKinlay, Kieran Walk Way to Fame, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
nd Craig Gordon pelts the baw away. The relief is overwhelmin. T
1 matches

Cunningham, Liam Tam, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Bellshill, prose
t the pub, git oan ma horse n away a went.
1 matches

Forrest, Liam Hittin the Toon, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
eh the fumes wit wurr burnin away folks’ nasal hair. Folk soo
1 matches

Macdonald, Amy Evelynn and Peter, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Ayr, prose
hings Ah loved aboot her fade away, for example her passion for
went tae the doctor straight away beaming wi joy; Ah wis gubbed
2 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
mashed, Hink he died straight away.
e lumbers towards me. Ah back away but he’s pickin up speed no
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth In defence o SNHS, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
he needit a pacemakkir richt away. Intae Edinburgh Royal Infirm
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
oll, tortilla, stir-fry, take-away, hae aw been addit tae oor vo
1 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ends barriers, an folk as far away as Japan are interested enoug
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the rest ay the group who ur away in the distance; a green an w
ah’m off, runnin full pelt away fae the mad bastart. Pearcey
ntact an as soon as they’re away ah start runnin again. Ah don
3 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
s mate’s boay but they’re away tae a stag weekend in Benidor
? Get yer claes oan Daniel an away doon tae the shoap an get rol
otors in front start tae pull away as the lights chainge an they
he two currant buns ur walkin away. Joe seems tae huv just aboot
4 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
back doon the ladder. Walkin away, ah rub aw the dust an shite
tae the street. The motor’s away, an Monty wae it just as the
2 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
then get away wi' faur too much - ye were
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the bastarn wheelbarra slips away fae me.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
sel a favour wee man an staiy away fae that cunt. He’s bad new
Away ye go ya cunt, ye’ll get wa
nscious ay it, ah keep lookin away fae him, eyes fleetin aboot t
hinks better ay it, an slinks away, oot the door tae the hall, a
sais wae a smile afore turnin away, embarrassed.
10 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
itty aff the table an stormin away.
ais, steerin the conversation away fae me.
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, snappin its teeth an pullin away fae him, the tension oan the
aye? Where’s the other wan? Away dain yer messages?’ ah sais
anner ay speakin, aye, he is, away dain a message fur me. Monty
ste fae the gear needs washed away. ‘You’re a fuckin glutton
an wae renewed vigour, he’s away tae the shoap tae get a kerry
5 matches

Bennett, Peter Just Another Minute, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
him until it’s gone, wiped away in a single motion, bringin h
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
y bows his heid afore waddlin away doon the stair.
ards the One Way sign pointin away fae him, an the other a loose
gies the roof a bang, steppin away.
3 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
It wis good tae get away fae things fur a bit. Joe’s
louds part, chased an harried away by the North Atlantic winds b
asel fur lettin the prick get away wae it.
nic aboot.’ ah sais, walkin away shakin ma heid.
5 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
s because they’re getting away wae it. Bloody laughin, they
s decide tae throw their life away like that, stickin that blood
wae me, then we’d huv moved away like we’d always said we wi
or age, ye cannae lock yersel away hauf the bloody time.’ Tam
erate the bastarn thing right away.’ Tam sais, dejectedly.
6 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
The train pulls away fae Shettleston, full ay cunt
yer mate!’ he sais, walkin away, talkin intae a walkie talkie
s the van intae gear an pulls away laughin, coverin every cunt -
3 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
. Fuckin nae chance ay gettin away if it’s the polis. Ah’ll
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘Sorry Ange, ah wis miles away there.’
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
fur a wee tap. Staun too far away or attempt another throwin te
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
hoose so’s they kin gie it away tae some bloody work-shy broo
a couple ay drinks tae while away the hours an drudgery ay thei
g brute ay a fella, bletherin away. Ah’m ready fur gien him a
3 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
h. It trundles alang, rattlin away, afore McDade’s heel interv
nce ay the statement an looks away assumin his default position
t ah mean?’ he sais, backin away fae us as we walk taewards hi
‘Get tae fuck away fae me.’ ah sais, shakin hi
4 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ght wind o me drinkin ma wage away doon the pub. But that’s th
hitever time ah’ve gat left away, but the carers who come tae
2 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
but then again so does rottin away in broad daylicht. Ah keep re
. Ah shut ma eyes. Ah’d ran away fae Scotland efter Mammy died
in in the mornin. That’s me away tae ma bed.”
ves a guid twenty-minute walk away. Ah’ll huv tae batter hur d
boot me efter ah left. Runnin away fae ma grief, that’s whit t
7 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
etimes I’d ask tae be taken away, but I thought it wis God I w
1 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ma eyes burst open. Ah wipe away the sleep. It’s jist gone 3
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
It gets me far away frae hame
forget poor Jamie, wha's far away frae amang us the night. Keep
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
day when his team were playin away. Then wan day while we were d
nd that, how they'll take him away when he's a wee bit aulder, t
wi their prayer beads clickin away like knittin needles. Every t
just kept smilin and clickin away at their prayer beads.
4 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
in, refinin plans for wir get away. Funny that, noo A think aboo
1 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
tae the door sayin loudly "Go away!" So I did. An wi ma heedy fa
1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
. The street’s ful o weans. Away oot an play like the rest o t
’s on her ain ower thonner. Away an play wi Jenny.’
Away an play wi Jenny.’
3 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
s theTemple wis up the stair, away aff the street, when ‘We’
r) wis doon the stair. Hidden away so tae speak. Bit then, it wi
nna face up tae it. Jist hide away an’ pretend it husnae happe
3 matches

Geraghty, Martin A Bad Sport, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
’ was standin’ a few feet away. ‘Av got an empty. A fuckin
1 matches

Geraghty, Martin 378, (TheCommonBreath.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
w…cos they prefer peckin’ away at ma fuckin’ brain. Peck p
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Flemings o’ Dalnoid, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
girls told me, I had tae walk away tae grieve. Oan the Wednesday
would be his reply. He's now away wi' Ma. I make a ritual o' sa
2 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
As my life, now, drains away,
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
Or is there a better life? Away frae this stress an’ strife
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
s cause A ay’ gave the game away by includin’ a Scots poem).
“There is a green hill, far away,”
“There is a green hill far away,”
3 matches

McKillop, Roger The Builders, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
here ye canny get yer han’s away. If someone has a shock an’
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ass, A quickly turned ma heid away, tucked the back o’ her spr
1 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
e Debate. His ploy tae git us away frae the Oor Wullie/Big Eck d
s no gonnae let this wan get away.
2 matches

Letford, William This Is It, (Scottish Poetry Library 2016) Lallans, poetry
away bit noo am back an ivery coar
1 matches

The Westender Loupin Salmon, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
rin on and slip. The fish got away and hei slid on his hint end
1 matches

The Westender Ins and oots, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
uist es oov aye hed folk gaun away tae pastures new. It's guid t
1 matches

The Westender Mairchers did oor toon prood, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
ae the twae world wars passed away. There was folk sayin' that w
A sei they've duin away wi' the pin now. The sticky y
2 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
Doon ablow us the hills swept away
away intae the hills. Ah goes:
mi, whit's that white buildin away doon oan
3 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
I’m giving away a signed copy of my novel The(2018)

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric
@Kennysc89883981 Micht pit it away. Still time(2020)

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted in Lallans
ald0 I was outed as asd right away ?? cannae hide anything even (2020)

@OrangRuth tweeted in Ulster

@beast_afc tweeted in Doric
ind losing maist o that black away top tae a fag burn . Deadlier(2020)
Gregor who did choose to walk away.(2020)
indog and Ando tittletattling away(2020)

@cligeey tweeted in Doric
uguid Fit aboot when he voted away food standards is he gan ti e(2020)

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric
news I've hid a wik, the wife away fer the wicked wee her cronie(2018)
on nowadays we idiots howling away #bringbackdustybin https://t.(2018)

@glenlivetloon tweeted in Doric

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric

@alistairdunn tweeted in Lallans
@shannnnan am away tae investigate(2014)

@DavidJWood2 tweeted in Lallans
ippers I dinnae want to throw away ?????(2020)
e other day. No mask, singing away. ??(2020)
. Auld dear behind me singing away, nae mask. It’s all ages. Wo(2020)
@TheGunnersPub @ChelseaBronco Away yi go ??(2020)
cannae stay fecken two meters away fae me ! Sláinte ???? https:(2020)
and 1 other matches.

@_Erinboyle_ tweeted in Lallans

@gordimhor1 tweeted in Lallans

@jack_capener tweeted in Lallans

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans
.(see picture attached) Richt away tae get in zone before ma Coa(2014)
@JeffBrazier I'm away across tae facebook tae find (2015)
zier Me pleeeeeease! Richt Im away tae put monies fir coachin se(2015)
Typing away at ma computer an realise a h(2015)

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
their eyes oot TV “Home and Away” ????(2020)

@fourmenterian tweeted in Lallans

@MartinBroon tweeted in Lallans
aud back, then stoap over the away stand at fulll tim e??. ?????(2020)
Right, A’m away tae wurk! ??. Still, huv a go(2020)
sheenz_m_ Recognise ye a mile away??. ??????????????(2020)

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
dd the lad's room while he is away.(2020)

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
aw come oot in the waash. Now away and vote for me ??(2020)
he boats. Great place tae get away tae close by when ye lived in(2020)
n and exploring. Great tae be away fae the Scottish Special hoos(2020)
edd oot is tae tidy up, clear away, organise.(2020)
ld yins, my own dad, Barclay, away now but still here where it m(2020)
and 2 other matches.

@johnkmitchinson tweeted in Orkney

@Angela1Sinclair tweeted in Lallans

@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans
@ScotEdChat @PeterHTodd Away ye go, Peter - aw ye need is(2016)

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
@ashwilsonauthor good away win there m8 (2021) twitter link
rive - al tell them hees run away lol (2020) twitter link
od @MusselburghAth jist daein away quietly n enjoyin ma mix of a (2020) twitter link
e you just singled me out? - away n get a life ya roaster lol (2021) twitter link
ing control every where - go away you stupid it consultant - i (2021) twitter link
and 16 other matches.

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans

@Julie_Dennison tweeted in Shetland

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted in Shetland

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland
re it was found where it was, away from pupping… https://t.co/N(2018)
y need to be released 3 miles away? It's a wet n windy night. ht(2020)
n/gannet dive fae half a mile away https://t.co/dI6kxf0aCT(2020)
roll last night, and I stayed away fae the bar, so all was well (2019)
ia is now less than 400 miles away fae home ???(2020)
and 1 other matches.

@cammyrudkin tweeted in Southern
@iona_gibb away and boil yor heed wumin #eerj(2012)
@Bulla7 the bus is away e on???? #cumoan(2012)
day nite and am STILL graftin away #naerestforthewicked(2012)
@BrodieDru @stuartwhogg_15 away and boil yir heed disco puss (2012)
@Bulla7 @malty118 away e go(2012)
and 5 other matches.

@jamie_ginger tweeted in Southern
When yir mother says “am away ti toss yir fithers pancake (2019)
@mousey77 @hornet_2011 darts away ti the golf b the morn night?(2012)
an epic at the dart but came away with a 6-4 win. A waz fuckin (2012)
d b like getting hit by a run away fridge. #massive #walesinbuts(2012)
bson46 nut all the weemen run away frae him.div e like wat a din(2012)
and 4 other matches.

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted in Ulster
Am gye scunnerd! *Phil wipes away tear https://t.co/Na0CXNsEOt (2021) twitter link
ed to Switzerland. She passed away a few years ago??(2021)
ea wait to get a fishing trip away at some point the year!(2021)
tha craiter ta houl tha coul away! Monie thenks ta @Zippo an @S (2021) twitter link

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