cast aside

phrasal verb

cast aside; casting aside; casts aside
: to stop thinking about (something)
She tried to cast aside her worries and enjoy the party.
She cast all thoughts of making the trip aside.

Examples of cast aside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, the American household closed out 2023 on strong footing: Incomes and wages were up considerably from the year before, and consumers continued to spend heartily to keep the economy growing and casting aside recession fears. Bryan Mena, CNN, 28 Jan. 2024 Partly in reaction to this trend, philanthropies have begun to cast aside the old paternalistic way of working and more frequently let their grantees decide what to do with their money. Mark Malloch-Brown, Foreign Affairs, 15 Jan. 2024 But the union wants to make sure that musicians can use it as a tool, and are not cast aside in the process. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 22 Jan. 2024 There were moments, as she’s described plenty of times, that felt like setbacks of no return for her career after being cast aside for the younger, whiter talents Fox has transparently tried to groom instead. Tyler R. Tynes, Los Angeles Times, 7 Jan. 2024 In a video posted on Dec. 11 to celebrate Ohtani’s signing, Ashley cast aside her husband’s various No. 17 shirts on their front lawn, before Kelly himself appeared at the door. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 25 Dec. 2023 To play devil’s advocate — and no pun intended, given the film — but my theory on it is that a lot of school shootings are done by young people who feel cast aside by society and want to seem powerful or meaningful in some way. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2023 Although lesser known than the Susan Cabot-starring The Wasp Woman (1959), Edward Dein’s The Leech Woman is surprisingly effective in its subtexts about an aging housewife cast aside by her cruel husband. Nicholas Bell, SPIN, 24 Oct. 2023 Republicans had cast aside two previous winners of their closed-door nominating process — Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio — before settling on Mr. Emmer. Catie Edmondson Annie Karni Steve Eder Robert Jimison Annie Karni Michael D. Shear Annie Karni Annie Karni Annie Karni Carl Hulse Carl Hulse Annie Karni Carl Hulse Catie Edmondson Catie Edmondson Catie Edmondson Carl Hulse Kayla Guo Karoun Demirjian Catie Edmondson Catie Edmondson Karoun Demirjian Carl Hulse Catie Edmondson Catie Edmondson Catie Edmondson Carl Hulse Kayla Guo Catie Edmondson Rober, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Cast aside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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