toss out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v toss out throw or cast away "Put away your worries"
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.”
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    “Poverty is uncomfortable; but 9 times out of 10 the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and be compelled to sink or swim.”

Usage

In literature:

Kemp tossed up the last section of thorium and then came out of the hole himself, carrying his torch.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
RIGBY (opening his chests, tossing out his treasures, wild with delight).
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
At last we also were nearly worn out, and we tossed those Sindbad passports into a drawer, then into a trunk.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
So, when Marcella heard the little girl next door calling to her, she ran out of the nursery and gave Raggedy Ann a toss from her as she ran.
"Raggedy Ann Stories" by Johnny Gruelle
Before he knew it his boat shot out of the river among the tossing ice-floes of the bay.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
Back of the shattered glass partition, a mob of men were snatching bottles from the shelves and tossing them out to the crowd.
"Null-ABC" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
She gave a scornful toss of her dainty head, and struck out madly for home.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
Let it rise again, toss on floured board, pat and roll out.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
The only wonder was, that we were not tossed out of our carriage and into the torrent.
"First Impressions of the New World" by Isabella Strange Trotter
He tossed him aside like a sucked orange, a smoked cigar, a burnt-out match.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
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In poetry:

Winds of wrath came down,
Tossed the world about.
Bird and song were gone
When the stars came out.
"Winds Of Wrath" by Gamaliel Bradford
For man and maid a laughing word
She tossed, in notes as clear
As when the February bird
Sings out that Spring is near.
"The Years Had Worn Their Season's Belt" by George Meredith
For in and out,
And round about,
Grow flowers, plants, and trees,
From the lowly moss
To the boughs that toss
Their leaves in the passing breeze.
"The Cascade" by John Lawson Stoddard
One cried out "my mother sings
‘Just as I am though tossed about;’"
And the crowd picked up the anthem—
"With many a conflict, many a doubt."
"Mother's Songs" by Frank Barbour Coffin
White wings are crossing,
Glad waves are tossing,
The earth flames out in crimson and green
Spring is appearing,
Summer is nearing—
Where hast thou been?
"Awake!" by George MacDonald
They leade me in once more, and putting then
Mine own clothes on, they leade me out agen.
Whom devils flie, thus is he toss'd of men:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert

In news:

But ballots often tossed out.
Alexandria would join Fairfax and Montgomery counties in tossing out the practice of naming a valedictorian.
'Vindication' After Suspensions Tossed Out.
Those were some of the words the Iowa State (5-5 overall, 2-5 Big 12) football team tossed out Monday when talking about the Kansas Jayhawks.
Schools try to keep kids from tossing out fruit, veggies.
That's exactly what we do when we toss out food and we toss out a lot.
We toss out 7 pounds of trash a day each, spending billions to manage it.
After working at the Matlacha Hookers ' booth at the Matlacha Mariner's Mullet Toss event, it hit her that she should make a quilt out of the Hookers ' annual Pine Island Fishing Tournament and Derby T-shirts.
A federal court ruling tossing out Illinois ' ban on concealed weapons might end the last such gun prohibition in the country, but not without a fight.
CHICAGO — A federal court ruling tossing out Illinois ' ban on concealed weapons might end the last such gun prohibition in the country, but not without a fight.
Three previous attempts at incorporation over the past two decades were tossed out by the courts after legal challenges from the City of Charleston.
Employers can and will toss out workers whenever they no longer need them or can find someone better.
Dutch Spyker Tosses Out Last-Ditch Bid For Saab.
Lawsuits continue to pour in against the SoHo nightspot where a bottle-tossing brawl broke out between the entourages of two music superstars.
Tagliabue tosses out suspensions of four Saints.
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In science:

After N tosses find out where you are on the axis, and your position defines the random variable YN .
Monte Carlo: Basics
Each of the players tosses one time and the players flipping tails must drop out.
Bernoulli Sieve
The “regeneration” time We point out that our definition of the “regeneration” time τ1 using the coin tosses n(αt (·))t≥1o, is quite arbitrary, and was tailored to Condition (A1).
Random Walk in Dynamic Markovian Random Environment
Toss a coin; if it comes out heads, run a simple random walk on δZ2 conditioned to exit the unit disc in the upper half plane, and if the coin comes out tails, run a simple random walk on δZ2 conditioned to exit the unit disc in the lower half plane.
Loop-erased random walk and Poisson kernel on planar graphs
It will turn out that this simple formula describes the typical amount of entanglement in random pure quantum states (in particular the fact that most quantum states are almost maximally entangled), and at the same time classical coin tossing.
Unifying typical entanglement and coin tossing: on randomization in probabilistic theories
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