cast down

adjective

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newly widowed, he was cast down at the thought of being alone once again
Recent Examples on the Web His company established the template of the editor as a heroic, godlike figure casting down commandments from a print Mount Olympus, a status that continued after Nast’s death through the twentieth century. Kyle Chayka, The New Republic, "The Transformation of Condé Nast," 21 Oct. 2019 Posner axes an act and boils the cast down to seven, a choice commented on by actors in one of many chatty digressions with the audience. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "Dobama Theatre opens 60th season with ‘Stupid (Bleeping) Bird,’ a meta fine sendup of Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’," 13 Sep. 2019 The roof is bordered by flames sheathed in transparent glass and has a fire pit near a small lounge area, plus a triangular skylight casting down onto the ground floor. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Three-story Burgers & Brewhouse with rooftop bar to open in midtown by end of June," 14 June 2018 From 1959 to 1971, Barbie’s eyes were painted to be cast down demurely; her straight-ahead gaze coincided with the crest of feminism’s second wave. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Can Barbie Really Have It All?," 1 May 2018 Sturridge has never been one of Jurgen Klopp's favourites at Anfield and has been cast down the pecking order this season, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah preferred in an attacking triumvirate. SI.com, "Reports Differ Over Daniel Sturridge Valuation as Inter Close in On Loan Deal," 24 Jan. 2018 These were not mysterious events that were cast down upon us by a vengeful or indifferent god. Alex Shephard, New Republic, "The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the worst in history, yet horrifyingly familiar.," 2 Oct. 2017 In one instance, for example, Anthony recruited actors to try their hands at rat fishing, attaching bait to the end of a fishing line and casting down alleyways, hoping to reel in a rodent or two. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "'Rat Film' highlights Baltimore's rat warfare, urban planning failures," 13 Sep. 2017 The 17-year-old stripped off his goalkeeper gloves and one by one extended a hand to each player on the opposing team, his eyes cast down humbly in the wake of Bethlehem High School's 6-2 win over North Bullitt. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Cerebral palsy and surgery don't stop Kentucky goalkeeper from dream: US Paralympic Team," 6 Sep. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cast down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20down. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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