cast off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cast off get rid of "he shed his image as a pushy boss","shed your clothes"
    • v cast off make the last row of stitches when knitting
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
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    “He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.”

Usage

In literature:

But as the boat pulled towards her, she cast off the cutter in tow.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
They tore their things off furiously and cast them to the ground.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward
The report of his eavesdropping leads to the casting off of Hero at the altar.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
At such a moment even a man of Drouet's fortitude might well have stretched a point in the endeavour to cast off odium.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The first step to the casting off of slavery is the risk taken to become free.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
Cast off the gripes!
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Would she ever forgive us, if her lover cast her off?
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
He said, none of these faults would cast off a minister.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
Before she found out this wardrobe-dealer I used to get her cast-offs and managed quite nicely.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
The steamers cast off their fastenings.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
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In poetry:

Will God for ever cast us off?
His wrath for ever smoke
Against the people of his love,
His little chosen flock?
"Psalm 74" by Isaac Watts
Thou wilt not cast me off, when age
And evil days descend;
Thou wilt not leave me in despair
To mourn my latter end.
"Trust in Providence" by John Logan
Lord, hast thou cast the nation off?
Must we for ever mourn?
Wilt thou indulge immortal wrath?
Shall mercy ne'er return?
"Psalm 60" by Isaac Watts
"Cast off, cast off, my May Colven,
All and your silken gown,
For it's oer good and oer costly
To rot in the salt sea foam.
"May Colven" by Andrew Lang
Who's that, said I, beats there,
And troubles thus the sleepy?
Cast off; said he, all fear,
And let not locks thus keep ye.
"The Cheat Of Cupid; Or, The Ungentle Guest" by Robert Herrick
"Cast off, cast off, my May Colven.
All and your embroiderd shoen,
For oer good and oer costly
To rot in the salt sea foam."
"May Colven" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Playbill kicks off its first-ever "Broadway Belt -Off Challenge," pitting the casts of Anything Goes and Mamma Mia.
David Elgas casts off the outrigger.
SONIC REDUCER Who can bring together cast-off crocheted critters and KISS.
The Book of Mormon ' casts off all decency in the service of laughs.
Early voting kicked off with a robust start in Highlands County with more than 2,400 people casting their ballots Saturday.
Four cast members show off their bright feather costumes.
The new work from the creators and cast of the cult-hit, Tony-nominated Broadway musical, opens March 28 in its world premiere at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre.
And, to help Randy and Barry Lanham kick off their 2012 season, Jaclyn and I have joined the cast.
Linda Lavin could have come to Broadway earlier this season in either "Other Desert Cities" (she was in the Off-Broadway cast) or "Follies" (she was in the Washington, DC, cast).
New store sells old cast-offs in Madison County.
Playbill kicks off its first-ever "Broadway Belt-Off Challenge," pitting the casts of Anything Goes and Mamma Mia.
At most non-veg eateries, a veggie burger is a sad, shrunken prospect, some freezer-burned Morningstar cast-off tossed unadorned onto a plate.
This comedy, set on an off the coast of New England in 1965, features an all-star cast including Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Bob Balaban.
Danny Boyle and his cast of thousands will officially kick off the London Olympics on Friday night at Olympic Stadium with what promises to be another memorable opening ceremony.
The internet's most notorious gossip columnist Perez Hilton joins the cast of the off-Broadway musical revue, NEWSical the Musical, for four weeks only beginning Saturday, Sept 8.
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In science:

If a source is observed at large off-axis angles, the shadowgram cast by the coded mask onto the detector is incomplete and reconstruction artefacts emerge in the correlation function.
Coded mask imaging of extended sources with Gaussian random fields
More recent simulations , with higher statistics and larger meshes have cast doubt on this because the increase in the peak height tails off with increasing mesh size.
Steiner Variations on Random Surfaces
These dopants donate charge to the CuO2 plane, and cast off-plane electric fields Ez that cannot be effectively screened by the in-plane carriers31.
Material and doping dependence of the nodal and anti-nodal dispersion renormalizations in single- and multi-layer cuprates
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