cast down


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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 Black grandparents who were part of the Great Migration brought their experience of Jim Crow with them, cautioning their grandkids to keep their eyes cast down. Kate Stone Lombardi, Good Housekeeping, 9 June 2021 It’s made from all the judgment that was cast down on us. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 20 May 2021 This iteration of Rugrats takes the cast down to its pre-movies size. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 5 May 2021 Engineers assess how much light is cast down the road, improving the driver's opportunity to see hazards and respond, and whether the light produced creates too much glare for an oncoming driver. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 22 Apr. 2021 To sum it up, Zendaya looks like an angel cast down from heaven — perfect in a way that truly wasn't thought possible until this very moment. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 20 Sep. 2020 Start by tying on a buoyant imitation, like a Wulff or a Stimulator, and making a fairly short cast down and across. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, 26 June 2020 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, 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,, 13 Sep. 2019 See More

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cast down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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