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adjective as in makeshift

noun as in aside

noun as in pamphlet

noun as in periodical

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This could be a throwaway prop or it may be nodding at Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which gave Disney the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters.

From Time

While the company has partnered with numerous small business micro-influencers, this isn’t a throwaway campaign — it even features baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

A disposable milk bottle that can automatically sense when its contents is spoiling is clearly out of reach, as is a throwaway wound dressing that can monitor moisture levels to ensure proper healing.

The habit of using disposable items on a regular basis primarily came out of the 1950s when “throwaway living” was advertised as a more convenient alternative than completing household chores like washing dishes.

From Quartz

Moviegoers were so familiar with the position of the town that it was a throwaway line in the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story.

From Time

Life is a series of seemingly throwaway moments strung together in a peculiar tapestry, and Linklater has captured it beautifully.

The Getaway Car is lousy with these throwaway lines and asides.

Even the Vatican weighed in, condemning the case as proof of our “throwaway culture.”

What a throwaway, half-assed response devoid of any sort of research.

Yes, there are the usual references to color-changing T-shirts and Jurassic Park, but it feels more warranted than throwaway here.

The latest message was from a throwaway email address from one of the new Brazilian anonymizers.

The mainland lay not more than a short stone's throwaway, but between it and the island the water ran as swift as a mill race.

But in the straight on the run home when all were in close order the dark horse Throwaway drew level, reached, outstripped her.

And instead of throwaway dishes they used chinaware that could have come right out of a museum.

He had a few bob on Throwaway and he's gone to gather in the shekels.


On this page you'll find 218 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to throwaway, such as: intimate, relaxed, spontaneous, straightforward, unofficial, and breezy.

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