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adjective as in cast-off

noun as in dereliction

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He found a castoff military uniform, he said, to use as a disguise when he walked the streets.

Controversially, some hikers even live out of these boxes, eating and using others’ castoffs in an effort to save cash.

I spent several days with his team at Nevada two years ago and came away amazed at the culture of a group of players outsiders would have considered castoffs.

That creates a tough task for Kansas City’s battered offensive line, which is littered with backups and castoffs.

People nurtured their starters as if they were particularly needy children, traded recipes for their castoff dough, and photographed the pillowy interiors and artfully slashed crusts like proud parents.

The underdog franchise, then only five years old, was led by a bowlegged castoff named Johnny Unitas at quarterback.

A player comes on under the shadow, made up in the castoff mail of a court buck, a wellset man with a bass voice.

The child pointed to what appeared to be some ragged, castoff clothes left in the hole by the late occupant.

Behold him, beneath the mass of stale and putrid slime, a castoff, friendless and penniless vagabond.

Doubtless she would hail his wish—half a reform in itself—to castoff the outward signs of an accepted degradation.

So he picked up some castoff feathers of the Peacocks and stuck them among his own black plumes.


On this page you'll find 108 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to castoff, such as: deserted, discarded, forsaken, left behind, old, and thrown away.

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