cast out


cast out; casting out; casts out

transitive verb

: to drive out : expel

Examples of cast out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The statue, which has been cast out of bronze, is a testament to Bryant's legendary accolades within the NBA, specifically with the Lakers. Chris Barilla, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2024 And now his son, Donald Trump Jr., has cast out Nikki Haley. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2023 Ava has lost touch with Toussaint’s father, Cass, and has been cast out by her jealous husband, Abemi. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2023 From the late 1940s through the 1970s, China was cast out of the U.S.-led system. Ryan Hass, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 That’s right, after two seasons of swashbuckling and swooning, the two pirates reunited after Ed found the message-in-a-bottle love letter Stede cast out to sea in the season premiere. Hunter Ingram, Variety, 26 Oct. 2023 To have reservations about something that is treated as sacrosanct is to be an unbeliever, or worse, a heretic, and thus someone to be cast out. Ian Buruma, Harper's Magazine, 2 June 2023 Some residents are temporary: a carousel of young misfits who have been cast out of their own homes and found sanctuary in Dita’s patient, LGBT-friendly care. Guy Lodge, Variety, 14 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, Byron Center (28-2) was trying to cast out the demons from a painful 2021 D2 finals defeat after losing in the final six seconds to Brother Rice, 2-1. Brad Emons, Detroit Free Press, 11 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Cast out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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