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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAST OUT

He gave her sight, and I was cast out of the town like a beggar.

Why cast out hints of voices heard, supernatural in their flavour?

Seraphine knows of two cases where evil spirits have been cast out.

We will return to the same spot we were in before, and cast out our lines.

Just as they had lapped the last drop of blood, he cast out the skin.

These are the evil spirits which prayer and fasting alone can cast out.

The devil was cast out of the house—he had cast himself out.

We have been plotting to cast out the demon of books; and, lo!

He comes not into the Brotherhood, nor can he be cast out from it.

He had given them to see that it was not impossible to cast out even that sort, but they could not.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "a throw, an act of throwing," from cast (v.). In early use especially of dice, hence figurative uses relating to fortune or fate. Meaning "that which is cast" is from c.1550s. Meaning "dash or shade of color" is from c.1600. The sense of "a throw" carried an idea of "the form the thing takes after it has been thrown," which led to widespread and varied meanings, such as "group of actors in a play" (1630s). OED finds 42 distinct noun meaning and 83 verbal ones, with many sub-definitions. Many of the figurative senses converged in a general meaning "sort, kind, style" (mid-17c.). A cast in the eye (early 14c.) preserves the older verbal sense of "warp, turn."

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