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When the boy got through, he cast a speculative glance at the carpetbag.

You know you have but cast your bread upon the waters—so no more of that!

Release can come only when the race at large is willing to cast the evil thing off.

Casting from us our own faults first, let us cast from us and from him our neighbor's also.

Stand fast with the anchors in the waist, and be ready for a cast.

If poor Troubadour had not cast a shoe, we should not have had this trouble.

His usual vacuity of expression was cast off like a mask and alarm twisted his features.

Come, bring thy load, cast it on Him Who fashioned thee from clay.

They loved the trees for the shadow that they cast, and the forest for its silence at noon.

Rico cast one look at the fiddle, and departed with deep sadness in his heart.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse kasta "to throw" (cf. Swedish kasta, Danish kaste, North Frisian kastin), of uncertain origin. Meaning "to form in a mold" is late 15c. In the sense of "warp, turn" it replaced Old English weorpan (see warp (v.)), and itself largely has been superseded now by throw, though cast still is used of fishing lines and glances.

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