Phrases with "cast"

Wilkie Collins But the devil in possession of him was not to be cast out. Love's Random Shot by Wilkie Collins [1884]

D. H. Lawrence So she lay cast upon him, stranded, lifted up against him, melting and melting under his kisses, melting into his limbs and bones, as if he were soft iron becoming surcharged with her electric life. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle I hardly knew whether to be cast down or elated over it. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Florence Dixie Dense masses of smoke curled aloft, and entirely obscured the sky; the flames, which shot fiercely up, cast a strange yellow glare over everything. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

He always wished to be cast there after death. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

O, Valentine, what am I telling you? I cannot bear to cast a shadow on the dead. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Now out amid the castle-garth He cast his cloak aside, And goeth forth to the high-bower Where the dames and damsels abide. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Rudyard Kipling Walking among us, his servants, he cast his eyes upon my child, who was four years old. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Guy de Maupassant He had an abnormal dread of a petticoat and cast down his eyes whenever a female customer looked at him smilingly, and this well-known timidity made him the butt of all the wags in the country. Madame Husson’s “Rosier” (Le Rosier de Madame Husson) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

William Godwin By the direction of an oracle they cast stones over their shoulders; when, by the divine interposition, the stones cast by Deucalion became men, and those cast by Pyrrha women. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Have you been recommended by one of my pupils?” She cast her mind over the scanty list to ascertain which of them might be likely to give such a recommendation. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

From time to time he cast a glance at Lucien, which expressed an uneasiness, that looked very much like fear. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Rudyard Kipling Time was I’d ha’ cast ye doon the stairway for that. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Pippa cast the twenty gold pieces into the mud of the street, where the poor scrambled and clutched and fought for them. Signa by Ouida

He also mounted the throne only to be cast down from it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

William Godwin At the same time I cast my eyes upon Gaddi, who was terrified to such a degree, that he could scarcely distinguish objects, and seemed to be half dead. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Arthur Conan Doyle The setting sun cast a ruddy glare upon his burnished arms, and sent his long black shadow streaming behind him up the level clearing. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Guy de Maupassant He cast a parting glance at the large glass, which occupied an entire panel of his dressing-room, and smiled. All Over (Fini) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Jules Verne I think, then, that we ought to adopt a material excellent in its way and of low price, such as cast iron. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

She had actually no stone to cast at the elaborate and impressive gates of Mundham Hall; apparently she was herself impressed. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

They say that the King’s grace is disquieted about the westlands, and may come himself to cast an eye over them. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

M. P. Shiel By day it cast on the vapouring purple water the reflection of a gaudy basking lizard. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Henry James She won’t cast it up at me — she won’t cast up anything. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle But hark, John, what is that?” Chandos cast up his fierce nose like the eagle which smells slaughter afar. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Jack London Mucluc Charley cast off the painter, and Leclaire shoved the boat out into the current. Lost Face by Jack London

Maria Edgeworth And this is not her own carriage at all; — that is to say, not that which she has with herself, driving; but only just the cast barouche like, as she keeps for the lady’s maids. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Ford Madox Ford There was also — suspended, too, a tall melodramatic object, the head cast back to the sky. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

It was not the custom of the grave governors of Anchuria to enliven their sessions with a beverage so apt to cast a veil of disparagement over sober affairs. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Henry Fielding We were obliged then to cast anchor, and expect the arrival of the officers of the customs, without whose passport no ship must proceed farther than this place. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Edith Wharton Granice cast about for another reason. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Mrs. Hill stretched out her head as far as the narrow casement allowed, but neither David nor anyone else could she see; nothing but the shadows cast by the moonlight. David Garth’s Night-Watch by Ellen Wood [1869]

Again I repeat, you must take no offence at what I say, for I cast no reflection on you; I only urge that you and your character are unknown to me. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Sir Richard Burton Let us break open the doors and see how the case stands, lest it come to the ears of the Wali or the King and we be cast into prison and regret not doing this thing before. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

The candidate, however, cast him a grateful glance, sensing the spirit behind the words. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

She cast side glances at the drunkard manufacturing machine behind her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

The fact did not seem in the least to surprise him, nor did he cast me a look beyond the ordinary glance of one stranger at another. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hardy Edith Harnham was generous enough to be very far from inclined to cast Anna adrift at this conjuncture. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing The silence between them had come of the difficulty they both had in realising that they were together, of the dreaminess so strange an event had cast upon them. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

He cast about for a word, seemed to look for it on the sea . Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Wilkie Collins Married — to the villain who had not hesitated to calumniate the woman whom he had ruined, and then to cast her helpless on the world. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Coasting along the great continent, with his canvas still spread to favorable winds, the first place at which Ruiz cast anchor was off the little island of Gallo, about two degrees north. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Guy de Maupassan She planted memories everywhere, as seeds are cast upon the earth, memories whose roots hold till death. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Fouquet ate from a gold service, which artists in his own employ had modeled and cast for him alone. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Jane Austen We may well say that ‘our lot is cast in a goodly heritage. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

She cast an eloquent look on them both, and sank at her father’s knees, and begged his pardon, with many sobs for having doubted his tenderness. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

All unconsciously she cast this crowning spell on Alfred, and he adored her. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Rudyard Kipling If you’re cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind, Don’t grouse like a woman nor crack on nor blind; Be handy and civil, and then you will find   That it’s beer for the young British soldier. Barrack-Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling [1896]

Daniel Defoe I now began to cast up my accounts. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

She left him, and presently heard him cast himself down. The Hand on the Latch by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

It passed us twice, still singing, and as it passed again we saw the shadow it cast upon the world was whiter than snow. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

It’s mony a day since we cast een on ye here, Mr. David, and siccan days as they’ve been for me and mine. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

George Gissing A young ragamuffin drew near with a handful of rich mud, and carefully cast it right into the singer’s inverted mouth. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anthony Trollope When the clatter was at an end, and he was fairly on his legs, he cast a glance before him on the table, to look for a decanter. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

A labourer saw me, and I laid myself flat on the ground till he was out of sight, and then I cast the body back into the grave. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Thomas Hardy And I am come to this! Will it drive me out of my mind?” She cast about for any possible course which offered the least improvement on the existing state of things, and could find none. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hobbes And in case the master, if he refuse, kill him, or cast him into bonds, or otherwise punish him for his disobedience, he is himself the author of the same, and cannot accuse him of injury. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

George Gissing She cast a glance round the room. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Walter Scott But I would desire to cast this golden ball into your master’s lap. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Guy de Maupassan Every now and then the young woman cast an impatient glance at the dial-a glance which seemed to say: “I wish he’d be quick!” But soon there was a sound of voices beneath her feet. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

Whilst making my preparations for bleeding the Banou, I cast my eyes about the tent, in the hopes of seeing the prize, which I was anxious to possess. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

So that if your suffrage be barefaced, I dare say you shall not have one fair cast in twenty. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

They cast lots for these soldiers, together with their arms, and divided them amongst themselves as the lot fell. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

William Makepeace Thackeray Take heart, man! you’re not so misrabble after all: your spirits need not be so VERY cast down; you are not so VERY badly paid. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

R. D. Blackmore When all his bread was cast upon the waters, he set out to earn his own crust as best he might. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Hardy And thus waiting for night’s nearer approach, he watched the placid scene, over which the pale luminosity of the west cast a sorrowful monochrome, that became slowly embrowned by the dusk. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

But I noticed that at the door he stopped and cast a look of inquiry around the room. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Anne Bronte I cast the manuscript on the table, and looked in her face. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Don Abbondio cast a glance at the church in passing, and muttered between his teeth: ‘It’s the people’s business to take care of it, for it’s they who use it. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Nathaniel Hawthorne Happening to cast their eyes on the ground, they smiled, yet with a sense of wonder, to see that a pale lily was growing at their feet. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

I could not cast them down or cease to worship them, but some of their frailties grieved me and put me to secret shame for them. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Yet he speaks of it, not only without blame or regret, but contrives to cast suspicion on the motives of those who were disgusted by it, and bestowed their allegiance elsewhere. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

They were still promenading that wharf on all fours when we cast off. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

By not a word had he cast a shadow over her character or her abilities. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Algernon Blackwood This was obviously LeVallon. The “N.H.” personality scarcely cast a shadow even. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

William Morris But what might we do? we had but two choices, either to cast ourselves into the water, or abide what should befall; and this last one we chose because of the hope of deliverance. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

This so astonished Mr. Gorby that he cast about in his own mind for an explanation of the phenomenon. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

I don’t want to cast any reflections upon the artistic talent of your constituent, Senator, but I, myself, wouldn’t give six bits for the picture—without the frame. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Alfred Ainger We are determined not to be cast down. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Sir Walter Scott It was, indeed, of a cast very different from that which he had been accustomed to. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Meredith She had spoken out more than she had ever spoken to herself, and in doing so she had cast herself a step beyond the line she dared to contemplate. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

G. K. Chesterton And he could not be certain that if he disregarded it altogether, he might not eventually be cast in heavy damages—or even go to prison, in spite of his success in business. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Henry Kingsley Mrs. Buckley now and then looked anxiously at her husband, and Alice cast furtive glances at her father. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

H. Rider Haggard Then Otter loosed the dead or senseless priest, and at that moment the body of Francisco, cast thither by Nam, struck the water beside him and straightway vanished for ever. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

My ally the Passenger and I had each cast off a tackle, and slacked away with a run; that done, I promptly clutched the wire guy to steady myself, and tumbled in. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. G. Wells If they went too far mankind turned on them and they were ill-treated and mobbed and ridiculed; they were cast into prisons; beaten and killed. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Sir Walter Scott I cast them from me with disdain. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Meredith It is the brain, the satanic brain which will ever be pressing to cast its shadows: the heart is clearer and truer. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

H. G. Wells He faced his fleet in line abreast south, had the drachenflieger manned and held ready to cast loose, and ordered a general ascent into the freezing clearness above the wet and darkness. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Rafael Sabatini That dastard to whom I had given sanctuary, to whom I had served as a cloak, measured my nature by his own and feared that I must prove unequal to the fresh burden to be cast upon me. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

D. H. Lawrence Orlando, hero of heroes, has a slight inward cast of the eyes. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Virginia Woolf All he could do was to cast his magic spell. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

One of them waved a sheet of paper above his head; another bore on the point of his pike the head of Joulaï, which he cast to us over the palisade. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Jules Verne Joe cast a mournful glance at him; but the doctor made no reply. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

However, he rose and cast a glance over his preparations. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Jules Verne Thousands of luminous sheets and barbed tongues of fire were cast in various directions. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Meredith If ever queen-witch was, she was the crowned one! For a personal proof, now: he had her all round him in a strange district though he had never cast eye on her. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

R. D. Blackmore I have no great affection for a home which cast me forth, whether it had a right to do so or not. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Jules Verne Sergeant Long was a first-rate angler, and nothing could surpass the skill and patience with which he whipped the water and cast his s line. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Jules Verne It was by means of the shadow cast on the sand by the stick, a way which, for want of an instrument, would give him a suitable approach to the result which he wished to obtain. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Abraham Merri Well, those memories had served me on Nansur Bridge when Tibur cast the hammer at me . Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Robert Louis Stevenson Then, with a loud laugh, he cast the bottle forth among the Merry Men, who seemed to leap up, shouting to receive it. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Besant Wherefore, I cast about in my mind for a way of escape. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Guy de Maupassan I cast a glance around the walls, the furniture, the ceiling, the hangings, the floor. An Uncomfortable Bed by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Phineas was, therefore, driven to depend exclusively on Madame Max Goesler for conversation, and he found that he was not called upon to cast his seed into barren ground. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

The straight white shadow it cast across the floor wavered as the candle flickered. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Ann Radcliffe During breakfast, La Motte frequently rose to the window, from whence he cast many an anxious look. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

But cast her off which way you Will, She will requoile to another still — Fa, la, la, la, la, la. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

D. H. Lawrence It cast a shadow over him; but he had three days that were all his own, when he was going to do as he liked. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith She cast the dagger at his feet. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

While thus exerting himself, he cast an occasional dark glance at the shore he had just left, and then a look of anxiety to the one they were approaching. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

They are gone, and thou goest with them the oft trodden path that leads to oblivion — Farewell, sad Isle, farewell, thy fatal glory Is summed, cast up, and cancelled in this story. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Following the blow, he seiz’d his curling crown With his left hand; his other cast him down. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

What nedith it therof to sermoun more? For right as thay hadde cast his deth bifore, Right so thay have him slayn, and that anon. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

His only answer was to cast aside his whip and gloves, as possible impediments later on, and to settle himself, with an elegant arrangement of the choicest gaiters, on the grass at her feet. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Thomas Hardy He was not sure, indeed, that he might not cast his eyes elsewhere. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

John Locke Next to these are men whose understandings are cast into a mould, and fashioned just to the size of a received hypothesis. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Henry Handel Richardson Oh, what a work it was to die! — to shake off a body that had no more worth left in it than a snake’s cast skin, Mary could imagine him saying of himself. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

But before fitting it into the lock, he cast a look behind him. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

That haughty-looking lady, with the Roman cast of features, who must once have been strikingly handsome, an Agrippina, even yet, in a favorable presentation,—is the younger lady’s aunt. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

George Gissing He cast the blame of his difficulties upon sex, and paid more attention to the hints on such afforded him by his reading. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Will lives there now, and they say his wife is as proud as a peacock and has a cast in her eye. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

They cast lots: the negro cast lots of stones, and the ostrich cast lots of feathers. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

G. K. Chesterton Never did human creatures seem so dear and so desirable: but I seemed like a cold ghost; therefore I cast off their dust from my feet for a testimony. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell Folks said you’d cast her off, and said you’d never speak to her again. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Henry James She wore a so-called gypsy hat — a little straw hat, tied down over her ears, so as to cast her eyes into shadow, by a ribbon passing outside of it. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

And grandmother herself one would think she had been cast in copper was unchanged. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Robert Green Ingersoll As a rule, there is nothing in the death of a pirate to cast discredit upon his profession. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Wilkie Collins He nodded to the girls who had just spoken, cast one farewell look at Nanina, and moved down the room to get round to the side of the table at which the Yellow Mask was standing. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Walter Scott The door opened, and Douglas, raising his eyes hastily, cast them again on the earth, when he perceived it was only the Lady Mary Fleming who entered. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Marjorie Bowen In the evening the sun would lie reflected in the dark water, a stain of red in between the thick shadows cast by the buildings. The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes by Marjorie Bowen

Nathaniel Hawthorne Among other feminine qualities, I threw away my pride when Hilda cast me off. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

He cast about to find an attitude which he could justify. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At last every one had something to talk about — and almost every one fully enjoyed it, as though they had been cast for parts in a sombre and romantic play. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Andrew Lang So the people chose for king the man who had been kind to his mother when first she was cast on the island in the great chest. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray His aim, therefore, was to leave the matter to explain itself to his Highness; and, when the time was ripe, he cast about for a means of carrying his point. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

She cast a glance at the door; the baron had had a plank nailed over the grating. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I cast my eyes back on the road we had come, and I thought I saw some figures a mile back, on the edge of the Letaba gorge. Prester John by John Buchan

This, then, was the end of all her hopes and joys — she was cast aside carelessly by this man now that he wearied of her. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

We’re going to cast away the schooner right enough; and I’ll make it my private business to see that we get paid. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Robert Green Ingersoll The pulpit has cast a shadow over even the cradle. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Charles Dickens Heavy stage waggons crawled from the inn-yard opposite; and travellers peeped out; and as they rolled sluggishly away, cast many a backward look towards the jail. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Meredith But I pity the young who have to cast themselves off and take up arms. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Elinor looked up mechanically, — the rider was John Sandal, — he cast a look of horror at the pale bride, and plunging his desperate spurs deeper, disappeared in a moment. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

John Donne As a fountain casteth out her waters, we cast out our wickedness, but we have done worse than our fathers. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

He cast his mind back to all he had noticed about the girls, when both at the Arragon Hotel and Wickham Towers. Certainly, there was not much to help him but he remembered one thing. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

The heart that took in the venom cast its poison on the brain, and the mind fled before the presence of a thought so deadly to all the ideas which its innocence had heretofore conceived. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Mark Twain Later, cast them from the battlements — or — how many priests have ye on hand?” “The day’s results are meagre, good my lord. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

What I should do when I found myself cast out into the street, I had no idea. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

William Hope Hodgson Presently we were ready, and had cast over the bundle of oars and the mast, which was to serve as our sea-anchor, and so we lay waiting. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

George Meredith It becomes a subjugation; inciting to revolt, but a heavy weight to cast off. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

The great dogs crouched in the corner by the rails, and I, only a few feet away, crouched in the shadows cast by the abutting wall. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Come, then, let us cast off fooling, and put by ease and rest, For the Cause alone is worthy till the good days bring the best. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Wilkie Collins She had been cast off from her moorings ten minutes before eleven, and as the clock struck she had sailed out of the harbor. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

He cast one agitated glance at the white face looking up at the ceiling, and then went quickly to the hall. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Willa Cather And without — the frontier warfare; the yearning of a boy, cast ashore upon a desert of newness and ugliness and sordidness, for all that is chastened and old, and noble with traditions. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Walter Scott He cast his eye hastily around as he entered. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

George Gissing Can I but see Robb cast down, I shall withdraw from the arena and hum (I have no voice) my Nunc dimittis. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

William Cowper For ere the beech and elm have cast their leaf Deciduous, and when now November dark Checks vegetation in the torpid plant Exposed to his cold breath, the task begins. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

George Meredith He relaxed his exertions sufficiently to take this new burden on his brain, and immediately cast it off. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Olaf Stapledon Suffice it that, before the process was perfected, many a populous world was either cast adrift to freeze in space, or was roasted by its own artificial sun. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Robert Green Ingersoll He cast off Queen Catherine and Catholicism together. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

H.P. Lovecraft I drew out my torch and cast a brilliant beam into the opening. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Manford, as she unhooked the receiver, cast a nervous glance at the clock. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Washington Irving From the summit of one of those hills the unfortunate Boabdil cast back his last look upon Granada, and gave vent to the agony of his soul. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Gigantic chestnut trees cast dark shadows. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

After this he became physician to Louisa de Savoy, mother of King Francis I. This lady was curious to know the future, and required her physician to cast her nativity. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

There was room for an innocent mistake, but he cast ashes on his head that it should have happened to Mr Tibbets. Then Casimir’s English began to fail him. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Charles Dudley Warner I have felt cast down, blighted, and broken-spirited, and these sudden rays of sunshine agitate me more than they revive me. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Here was One upon his knees with his eyes cast up to heaven, and praying most devoutly; There Another was creeping away upon all fours. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Yet at her age it was perhaps more difficult to cast off the goods of this world, than at a more advanced one. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Daniel Defoe I cast about innumerable ways in my thoughts how this might be done. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

William Henry Hudson It is right to repent your faults, and to bear the burden of them quietly; but it is a sign of an undisciplined spirit to feel bitterness, and to wish to cast the blame of your suffering on another. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Maria Edgeworth I had a suspicion that, notwithstanding the veneration with which it had been said to be treated, it might have come to the common lot of cast clothes. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing Had not that been true of her from the very morrow of their marriage? Her life was cast away upon shoals of debasement; no sanctity of womanhood remained in her. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

She cast one glance at Vernon, and then turned wearily to the other. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Rudyard Kipling They know all the countries in the world, and to read and write in their language and to cast accounts. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

I cast about me for a way to begin my explanation, but for the life of me I could find none that suited me. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Thomas Hardy Yet it was in perfect and passionless repose, which imparted a Minerva cast to the profile. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Anthony Trollope But having been thus, as it were, cast off by his father, he had resolved that it behoved him to depend only on himself. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Show us now where his old body lies, — the body he cast away because he had no more need of it. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Jules Verne It was the last sound uttered by old Silfax. Just as Jack Ryan laid his hand on the edge of the canoe, the old man, foiled in his purpose of revenge, cast himself headlong into the waters of the lake. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

George Meredith The spell she cast had likewise power to raise him clean out of a neighbourhood hinting Erebus to the young man with thirst for air, solitudes, and colour. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith Mr. Forth is in a glass house, and is wrong to cast his sneers at perfectly inoffensive people. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

But with undiminished ardour he picked up every glove cast before him into the merry lists of adventure. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Walter Crane But if we place a figure so that the light falls from one side, we perceive that it at once stands out in bold relief in broad planes of light and shade, further emphasized by cast shadows (p. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

George Meredith She indeed may be cast in the terrors of Nature, and yet be sweet with Nature, beautiful because she is purely of Nature. Woodseer did his best to present his view irresistibly. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Henry James I do wrong, however, to insist upon these things, for I fall thereby into the error of treating the work as if it had been cast into its ultimate form and acknowledged by the author. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Daniel Defoe I cast about innumerable ways for my future state of life, and began to consider very seriously what I should do, but nothing offered. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Sir Richard Burton Then, raising his eyes heavenward, he said: “O my God! Verily Thou wettest that I cast not my net each day save four times. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

And she stepped quietly, and stole to his bed, cast up the curtain, and crept within, and seated herself full softly on the bedside, and stayed there surprisingly long, to see when he should awake. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

George Gissing And the while he cast glances at Jack, side glances, half savage. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jules Verne And finally one stormy night pale flames, reflected from the clouds above the summit, cast upon the district below a sinister, warning light. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Henry James It was an obstacle to her lesson, and she cast her eyes about. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Sir Walter Scott It shall be so no longer; my lot is cast with Evandale, and with him I am resolved to bear it. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Poor Sir John sobbed over the grave, and did not mind who saw and heard him, while they cast the earth on the coffin. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

Evil looks were cast upon the noble strangers. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

It was Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. Mrs. Pollard started, cast a hurried look above and tore the note-book out of my hands. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Algernon Blackwood Others were about her, too, and ardent eyes on all sides cast delirious glances upon her, but her own eyes were always for One only, one whom she held by the hand. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Miles Franklin She cast on me a glance of severe disapproval, and denounced my conduct as shameful; but uncle Jay–Jay’s eyes twinkled as he dexterously turned the subject. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

T. H. Huxley One-third the natural size, by Mr. Busk: the details from the cast and from Dr. Fuhlrott’s photographs. Essays by T. H. Huxley