cast a pall on/over


: to give (something) an unhappy mood
Their argument cast a pall on the party.

Examples of cast a pall on/over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Senna’s death cast a pall over all racing that month, especially after the death of Roland Ratzenberger in San Marino qualifying the day before. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 1 May 2024 The massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian members of the Black September terrorist organization cast a pall over the 1972 Summer Games in Munich and underscored the violent tensions that are often inseparable from the athletic competitions at the heart of the Olympics. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 17 Apr. 2024 Critics argue the federal government’s less-than-transparent messaging cast a pall over one of the most important higher education reforms in recent decades. Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2024 Since the collapse last week, residents have been processing the loss on many levels, from profound grief for the six workers who died, to concern for the immigrant communities affected by the port’s shutdown, to a sense of emptiness that has cast a pall over their memories. Joanna Daemmrich, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024 The war in Gaza has cast a pall over the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting and reflection, charity and community. Sufian Taha, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 Fair—and it’s understandably cast a pall over the industry. Ruth Umoh, Fortune, 20 Dec. 2023 The Nazi acts cast a pall over the practice of revoking citizenship. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2023 The entertainment business may not have turned the page on the labor strife that cast a pall over 2022. Brent Lang, Variety, 8 Feb. 2024

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“Cast a pall on/over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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