cast down

adjective

Examples of cast down in a Sentence

newly widowed, he was cast down at the thought of being alone once again
Recent Examples on the Web The high-energy rays cast down during that time are akin to a laser pinpointing at the eye. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024 Hospital staff near the gurney could be seen casting down their eyesand quietly backing away to provide a modicum of privacy. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 And then, all of a sudden, all of the threads rip loose, and the net gets cast down to nothing. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, 23 June 2023 Make good use of the constructive energies the sun and Saturn are casting down. USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2023 His gaze, too, is cast down. New York Times, 23 June 2022 The beast has been killed, the brush has grown wild, and Elif strides out of the frame with her eyes cast down, carrying her Quran. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2023 Also, he's cast down to Earth due to his arrogance. Kyle Munkittrick, Discover Magazine, 17 Mar. 2011 Their gazes are steely, determined, grim, sometimes cast down. The Indianapolis Star, 8 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cast down was in the 14th century

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“Cast down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20down. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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