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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CASTAWAY

The castaway killed it with an oar; but after that who would have slept?

We could no more leave it, than the castaway sailor could leave his desert island.

The saturnalia that succeeded the capture of the castaway had come to a close.

"I am no castaway, aunt Charlotte," said Linda, rising to her feet.

For ever afterwards,—for ever and ever and ever,—she must be a castaway.

To be in all respects a castaway,—a woman to whom other women would not speak!

If it were true that she was in very fact already a castaway, why should she not go with him?

They had told her that she was a castaway, and she had half believed it.

She would not even yet be a castaway if it might be possible to save herself!

And then, to be a castaway, sharing her treasure with another!

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "one who is rejected," from the verbal phrase (c.1300, literal and figurative), from cast (v.) + away (adv.). Specific sense "one adrift at sea" is from 1799. The adjective is first recorded 1540s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CASTAWAY

derelict

noundestitute or down-and-out person
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