Appears 19 times in the Quran. (Root: عرض)
  1. And when We made a covenant with the children of Israel: You shall not serve any but Allah and (you shall do) good to (your) parents, and to the near of kin and to the orphans and the needy, and you shall speak to men good words and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate. Then you turned back except a few of you and (now too) you turn aside.

  2. Have you not considered those (Jews) who are given a portion of the Book? They are invited to the Book of Allah that it might decide between them, then a part of them turn back and they withdraw.

  3. And there does not come to them any communication of the communications of their Lord but they turn aside from it

  4. And if Allah had known any good in them He would have made them hear, and if He makes them hear they would turn back while they withdraw.

  5. But when He gave them out of His grace, they became niggardly of it and they turned back and they withdrew.

  6. And how many a sign in the heavens and the earth which they pass by, yet they turn aside from it.

  7. And We gave them Our communications, but they turned aside from them;

  8. Their reckoning has drawn near to men, and in heedlessness are they turning aside.

  9. Or, have they taken gods besides Him? Say: Bring your proof; this is the reminder of those with me and the reminder of those before me. Nay! most of them do not know the truth, so they turn aside.

  10. And We have made the heaven a guarded canopy and (yet) they turn aside from its signs.

  11. Say: Who guards you by night and by day from the Beneficent Allah? Nay, they turn aside at the mention of their Lord.

  12. And who keep aloof from what is vain,

  13. And should the truth follow their low desires, surely the heavens and the earth and all those who are therein would have perished. Nay! We have brought to them their reminder, but from their reminder they turn aside.

  14. And when they are called to Allah and His Messenger that he may judge between them, lo! a party of them turn aside.

  15. And there does not come to them a new reminder from the Beneficent Allah but they turn aside from it.

  16. And there comes not to them a communication of the communications of their Lord but they turn aside from it.

  17. (And) you are turning aside from it:

  18. We did not create the heavens and the earth and what is between them two save with truth and (for) an appointed term; and those who disbelieve turn aside from what they are warned of.

  19. What is then the matter with them, that they turn away from the admonition