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To cast aside


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To cast aside to throw or push aside; to neglect; to reject as useless or inconvenient.
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In literature:

She objected to supervision in any form, cast aside criticism and declared roundly that she would lead her own life.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
An old childish superstition crept for an instant upon my mind, to be instantly cast aside.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
She was ever gentle and kind to him, but never cast her thoughtful quiet manner aside.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Permit me, however, to request you to cast aside a little of your Swiss prejudice against royalty.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
And now our turn has come to be cast aside, and so here we are with the rest of the old pensioners!
"Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves" by Frances Freeling Broderip
I longed to cast aside the dark disguise I had vowed to wear, but dared not while Rodolpho was at liberty.
"Comic Tragedies" by Louisa M. Alcott
Why should we cast aside the solid facts presented to us by material objects?
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Then he thought he would go to Duplex Street first, but he cast the idea aside.
"A Little World" by George Manville Fenn
As the fashion of plate armour changed, the smith might adapt an old harness to the new taste, but more often it would be cast aside.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Was he to cast aside these newly forged bonds of honour as though they were useless shackles?
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
She shall see my success, and learn that I am not a man to be cast aside and crushed by her.
"The Man with a Shadow" by George Manville Fenn
Her woes cast aside and filled with excitement, Mrs. Curtis dried her tears and returned to the other room with the girl.
"The Triumph of Virginia Dale" by John Francis, Jr.
Now matters had become unendurable, and she was compelled to cast the burden aside.
"What the Swallow Sang" by Friedrich Spielhagen
But was the happiness of Margaret's life to be cast aside?
"Geoffrey Hampstead" by Thomas Stinson Jarvis
Love is not alone induced by ties of blood, and the world is not so rich in love that one can afford to cast any aside.
"The Jews of Barnow" by Karl Emil Franzos
Then started to explore his kingdom, casting dull care aside.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
He saluted the general, but seemed not to observe the presence of the young Count, who, standing aside, cast at him an angry glance.
"Saint Michael" by E. Werner
All these, or less, were enough to induce one to cast suspicion aside and descend upon the city with an open mind.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
One was to be taken and sported with, then cast aside for another.
"Menotah" by Ernest G. Henham
Dr. Magnus showed at once that he meant to cast aside all sentimental considerations and adhere solely to the judicial elements.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy

In poetry:

Now out amid the castle-garth
He cast his cloak aside,
And goeth forth to the high-bower
Where the dames and damsels abide.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
Go quietly. The tall gods here
Would wear your beauty like a flower,
To crush with jests and cast aside
In one unpitying, splendid hour.
"Half Moon" by Robin Hyde
"And who are they," I question'd, "that receive
This boon of His high grace?" and he replied,
"The firm in heart, who have the power to sieve
The restless day, and cast its dregs aside.
"The Two Watchwords" by Alexander Anderson
It makes thee cast each worldly thought aside —
It makes thee strive each virtue to obtain —
It makes thee spurn the world, and all its pride,
To follow Christ with all thy might and main.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
"But thou art too lovely and precious a gem
To be bound to their burdens and sullied by them—
For shame, Ellen, shame!—cast thy bondage aside,
And away to the South, as my blessing and pride.
"The Yankee Girl" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The chieftain Ben Kamir, tho’ rejected, stayed to plead,
But Abu Khan replied, ‘Thy suit is vain.
I cast aside my kinsmen and I scorn the prophet’s creed;
So get thee to thy tents, across the plain.’
"The Dream Ring Of The Desert" by J Milton Hayes

In news:

Still, getting to know the difference between a cobbler and a slump can mean casting aside the same old piece of pie for something unexpected.
He'll consider it a success if Gunner casts his demons far enough aside to be a good pet for someone back home.
"Mubarak and King Abdullah are not just allies, they are close friends, and the King is not about to see his friend cast aside and humiliated, " a senior source in the Saudi capital told The Times.
When most adults reach the twilight of their lifetimes, they tend to slow down and cast athletic activities aside.
Jobs aren't an issue to cast aside .
Seven quarters of misery were quickly cast aside thanks to one potentially season-saving quarter for the Northeast Hamilton girls' basketball team over the weekend.
All kidding aside, I take voting seriously and firmly believe that if you are of legal voting age and have the ability to cast a vote, you should, regardless of who's corner you're in.
Matthew McConaughey has enjoyed a bit of a reinvention over the past year or so, casting aside eager-to-please roles in forgettable romantic comedies for dark, serious work in films with more shading and complexity.
Let us cast aside our post-poultry haze, overcome the fact that we are stuffed with stuffing, and head to the mall.
Robbery suspect Brent Woodall cast aside a Taser-like device (behind police officers) before surrendering to Portland police officers in this June 20 still image courtesy of KATU.
Any thoughts of rust from too much rest were cast aside as the Thunder committed a franchise-record playoff low four turnovers, pushing the lead to as many as 35 points in the fourth quarter.
The cast of 'Jersey Shore' aside, there's pretty much only one kind of human being these days — but according to a new scientific discovery, it may not have always been that way.

In science:

It took the free spirits of Frank Winchell and Jim Hall, and their measurement and simulation groups at Chevrolet R&D and Chaparral, to cast aside convention and explore the possibilities of this new and now obvious way to increase performance,” (Wright 2001, p124).
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics