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And what workman will throw away a sharp tool, because it may cut his fingers?

But that does not mean that you two have to throw away your lives also.

Must he then throw away his pen, renounce action, and do nothing in future but exist?

Is it for this that we are asked to throw away the civilization which is the growth of ages?

"Throw away that revolver," shouted Granger, in a voice that was thick with anger.

A stone's throw away on his right the common was bordered by a thorn hedge.

If you only knew what it means, to throw away the best years of one's youth in a hole like this!

No, no, I can't afford to throw away a hundred and fifty dollars so easily.

Nowadays you could not afford to throw away six or seven hours of a steamer's time.

The land already seemed to be his to tear to pieces, squeeze, and throw away.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to reject, cast from oneself," from throw (v.) + away. More literal meaning of "dispose of as useless, release from one's possession as unneeded" is first recorded 1520s. Throw-away (adj.) is first recorded 1924, originally of prices so low they amounted to giving away the merchandise; with reference to disposable goods, it is attested from 1969.

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