cast away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cast away throw or cast away "Put away your worries"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cast away to wreck, to waste
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Quotations

  • John Bunyan
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    “The more he cast away the more he had.”
  • Kenneth Hare
    Kenneth Hare
    “The puritan through life's sweet garden goes to pluck the thorn and cast away the rose.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; as Ice. kasta, to throw.

Usage

In literature:

For this I suffered much, but was at length strengthened to cast away this idol.
"The Grimké Sisters" by Catherine H. Birney
Not until their hunger was fully satisfied did he ask them how they came to be cast away.
"The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales" by Frank R. Stockton
Presently I moved away into the strange dark shadow cast by the bridge.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
It is difficult to suppose that his experience was cast away.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
I may cast away all reserve now.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
Cast me not away from Thy presence, And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
He gave orders, therefore, for building a tower, or fort, with the timbers of the ship that was cast away.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III" by Robert Kerr
I am firmly resolved to cast away my life by forgoing food.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
He, like the base Judean, cast away a pearl richer than all his tribe!
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
Thalassa cast another black look at him, and turned as if to walk away.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
Hath an argosy cast away, coming from Tripolis.
"The Merchant of Venice [liberally edited by Charles Kean]" by William Shakespeare
And this child, of whom we have caught a glimpse in the shadow of the solitudes of Portland, by whom had he been cast away?
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
He cast away his sentimentality, ashamed of it.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
Unfortunately the ball lay thirty feet away, and the path to the hole was bumpy and riddled with worm-casts.
"Murder in Any Degree" by Owen Johnson
The prudent despair of Constantine cast away the purple.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Cast it away, and there shall come no more hideous noises from the tomb.
"The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights" by James Knowles
Will the wise man cast away a pearl, and will my lord in anger lose his servant for ever?
"Judith" by Arnold Bennett
I must be going on to my Hebrew, he said, and he left the sculptor cast away in dreams.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Mr Cotterill had made himself a bankrupt, and cast away the robe of a Town Councillor.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
The hours might pass away, but now she did not even cast a glance into the room.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
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In poetry:

Her to herself his words restore,
The radiance to the day;
A horror to herself no more,
Not yet a cast-away!
"The Woman That Was A Sinner" by George MacDonald
And then I cast that flower away
To die and wither there;
But when I found it dead today
Why did I shed a tear?
"Verses" by Anne Bronte
Give over playing,
Cast thy viol away:
Merely laying
Thine head my way:
Prithee, give over playing,
Grave or gay.
"O Mors! Quam Amara Est Memoria Tua Homini Pacem Habenti In Substantiis Suis" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Our King went forth on pilgrimage
His prayers and vows to pay
To them that saved our heritage
And cast their own away.
"The King's Pilgrimage" by Rudyard Kipling
“Day by day,” the promise reads,
Daily strength for daily needs;
Cast foreboding fears away;
Take the manna of today.
"Day" by Josiah Conder
Shall I with joy Thy blessings share
And not endure their loss?
Or hope the martyr's crown to wear
And cast away the cross?
"Last Lines" by Anne Bronte

In news:

Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' trailer: ' Cast Away ' with a tiger.
Compared to Pi, Tom Hanks in " Cast Away " had it made.
A time to keep, and a time to cast away .
The South Philly mob has faded away, but it still casts a long shadow — just ask George Martorano.
DANVILLE — With about 3,000 early votes still to count late Tuesday night, totals from all the votes cast on Tuesday had the Republicans taking majority control of the Vermilion County Board away from the Democrats.
Kevin Johnson cast a ballot for Barack Obama knowing he was likely casting away thousands of his own tax dollars.
Helping you cast your vote even if you're away on election day.
And bass season in Michigan is right on our doorstep, so I know many of you are anxiously awaiting to cast away, as am I.
Robert Zemeckis hasn't done a live-action movie since the Tom Hanks flick, Cast Away in 2000.
'Nobody Walks,' with intriguing cast, steps away from its potential.
At some point, we hope all the legal measures can be hand-waved away, so CBS can finally come out and admit that their 'Hawaii Five-0' reboot was merely a ploy to get the cast of ' LOST ' back together and continue the series.
The General Election is a week away (November 6) and many voters have already cast their ballots.
Seattle did nothing to cast away its stereotype as the country's wettest city earlier this week.
Joe cast a Rapala toward shore and popped a nice bronzeback right away.
Take away his credit card (wah wah)…and cast him in ceramic.
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In science:

The other point is that we have to cast away the redundant solutions of the equations somehow.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
Why is it then that this solution has been casted away from textbooks? The weaker answer would be because it does not provide quantized energy values, which is known to exist in any confined quantum system.
Solution of the quantum harmonic oscillator plus a delta-function potential at the origin: The oddness of its even-parity solutions
III, which have been cast in the form of a kinetic theory, may be easily extended away from the equilibrium scenarios where they have been derived and applied to the above mentioned situations.
Photon Production from Charge-Asymmetric Hot and Dense Matter
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