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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAST UP

And Miss Miggs cast up her eyes to signify where that might be.

Humboldt says that they were cast up from subterranean sources.

“Now cast up these figures,” and he handed him a long account.

I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835.

The surf might perhaps have cast up some fragment of the wreck.

And was it for her to cast up to me if I was a bit overtaken?

It will take England some years to cast up the amount of her losses.

For he said to Solly, “One of these days they will find him cast up on the shore.”

Before my cousin went, we cast up our gains and settled our shares.

When the old man saw Robin, he cast up his hands, and thanked God.

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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