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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CASTING

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

He glanced about the room, casting his eyes critically at the books.

And, casting his long arms about her, he strove to draw her to him.

And, casting the pen down, he turned his stool round impatiently.

And casting about for an excuse, he grasped at the most sovereign solace he knew of.

He was blandly tapping his fingers on the table, and casting his eyes up at the window.

I stayed with her, casting displeased and furtive glances at the Prince.

His mother was casting the first handful of meal into the pot.

Casting her eyes upon him for an instant, she withdrew, and left him there alone.

She was the Knigin Luise, and the things she was casting overboard were mines.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "a throwing; late 14c., "a metal casting, a product of a cast;" verbal noun from cast (v.). Theatrical sense is from 1814. Casting couch in the naughty-Hollywood sense is from 1948.

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