Phrases with "cast"

George Meredith He was bound to marry: he was bound to take to himself one of them: and whichever one he selected would cast a lustre on his reputation. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Mr. Compton cast an inquiring glance up at a certain gallery. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Maria Edgeworth Again shame for my mother’s remissness obliged me to cast down my eyes in awkward silence. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

James Joyce He offended the majesty of God by the sinful thought of one instant and God cast him out of heaven into hell for ever. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Anna Katherine Green He pointed to the nick I had myself noticed and said that owing to this defect the bow had been cast aside, and the last time he had handled it —— Here he caught his breath and stopped. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

H. Rider Haggard His idol had been utterly cast down and crushed to powder by a hand stronger than his own. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing Life was barren to him, and would soon grow hateful; only in sleep could he cast off the unchanging thoughts and desires which made all else meaningless. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

He cast questioning glances first toward the ceiling and then toward the floor, scratching his head and tapping his foot in evident perplexity. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

George Meredith He was the son of that fiery Paolo Ammiani who had cast his glove at Eugene’s feet, and bade the viceroy deliver it to his French master. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He cast a horror-stricken and bewildered glance at Miriam, but withdrew it immediately. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

D. H. Lawrence There seemed a spell, almost a blinding spell, cast round their table, as if they were lighted up more strongly than the rest of the dining-room. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

James Anthony Froude There was also one Freeman, who was more than an ordinary doctor, sent for to cast out the devil, and I was there when he attempted to do it. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

But on his lady yit he cast his eye; His laste word was, “Mercy, Emelye!” His spiryt chaungèd was, and wente there, As I cam never, I can not tellen where. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Jack London Our strength, the strength of the proletariat, is in our muscles, in our hands to cast ballots, in our fingers to pull triggers. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

The next day we cast anchor off Charleston, and again a pilot came on board; but the day was stormy and gloomy, and only two of the passengers went on shore. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Gordon’s supper was set out, waiting for him, in the circle of white light that the cracked gas-jet cast upon the table cloth. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Noticeable features, of a Jewish castworn and haggard, but still preserving their grandeur of form — were visible through her veil. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Ford Madox Ford The impulse to say that had come upon her by surprise, for, until that moment, being completely indifferent to criticism, she had intended to cast no veil at all over her proceedings. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Francis Bacon And in all the four corners of that court, fair staircases, cast into turrets, on the outside, and not within the row of buildings themselves. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

It is cast away with every manifestation of indignation and haste. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Andrew Lang Fighting his way through the brambles that tore his clothes, he cast himself down beside the fountain, and seizing the golden cup that hung from a tree, he drank a deep draught. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

From time to time, one of these men, turning towards the east, cast an anxious, inquiring look over the sea. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Margaret Oliphant He cast reason to the winds, and probability, and every convention of life. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

He said again and again that nothing but his DEATH could remove the stain which his indecision had cast upon the name of his family. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf He cast strange eyes upon Rodney, as they encountered each other beneath a lamp-post. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

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]

Guy de Maupassant Is it true?” She cast on us a malicious and furious look as she said: “Oh, no, oh, no, my poor sir! He is perhaps even uglier than the rest. A Mother of Monsters (A Strange Traffic) (La Mere aux Monstres) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Meredith The liquid darkness of his large eastern eyes cast a light that brought her heart out: she confessed it, and she comforted him. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Athos cast a cold and indifferent glance upon the objects we have described, and at the invitation of him whom he came to seek sat down near him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Willa Cather The subtleties of Arabic decoration had cast an unholy spell over him, and the brutal exaggerations of Gothic art were a bad dream, easily forgotten. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Wilkie Collins In brief, it was a foot to be photographed, to be cast in plaster, to be fondled and kissed. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

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

Edith Wharton She had the eerie feeling of having been overswept by a shadow which there had been no cloud to cast . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

I cast no imputation on your honor. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

George Meredith Beauchamp remembered what had brought her home from the Alps. He cast a cold look on his uncle talking with Cecilia: granite, as he thought. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Sir Walter Scott I will be aware of the reasons of his conduct — and then — cast him off for ever,” was the firm and determined answer of her young lady. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Thomas Hardy Their shadows, as cast by the western glare, showed signs of becoming obliterated in the interest of a rival pair in the opposite direction which the moon was bringing to distinctness. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

His cousin, who had not fallen, cast one glance up; their eyes met, and Isidor, as he was called, gave one great sob. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

So he cast his net into the river and soon drew it forth filled with fish. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Robert Green Ingersoll The pulpit has cast a shadow over even the cradle. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Willa Cather A singer with a poor digestion and low vitality; she needed no seer to cast her horoscope. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Henry James Many another man before this would have cast his perplexities to the winds and declared that Mr. Hudson must lie on his bed as he had made it. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

It was comparatively easy to cast and even to sculpture metallic substances, both of which they did with consummate skill. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Alphonse Daudet In this enterprise the camel did not cast him off. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Gustave Flauber She wore a coral button on the nostril, and she stood beside the bed more erect than a Hermes, and with her eyelids cast down. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

George Gissing The cast she had desired to have was shortly sent to her as a gift, but she could take no pleasure in it. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

William Makepeace Thackeray Many a gallant man of the highest honour is often not proof against these, and has been known to despair over a bad dinner, or to be cast down at a ragged-elbowed coat. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

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

H. G. Wells I believe she would have cast herself into it had I not restrained her. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Andrew Lang It may easily be guessed that all this made the brothers more envious than they were before; and they cast about in their minds afresh how best they might destroy him. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Such a suitor was not likely to have so far presumed without solid assurance; and Agnes Revill was not the woman to cast away, for so trifling a cause, the hope of high dignities. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Anne Bronte It seemed so heavy a charge: if false, too gross an insult; if true, too humiliating a fact to be thus openly cast in his teeth. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

William Hope Hodgson But surely, My Beautiful One had a dreadful love for me, for she cast herself at the dog, to save me, calling to the other hounds. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Andrew Lang Those must be the women who caused Izif and Izouf to dance, and took from them the two talismans of the daughters of Siroco. They only can break the spell that has been cast on us. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

G. K. Chesterton He cast about him for something to attack which was not merely powerful or placid, but was unattacked. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Washington Irving The air of this vault was damp and chilly, and had an earthy smell, and the light scarce cast forth any rays. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Sam sauntered aft to the binnacle, cast his eye carelessly upon the compass, and uttered an ejaculation of astonishment. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Wilkie Collins I noticed — yes, and enjoyed — the glances of admiration which chance foot-passengers on the pavement cast on me. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

That much ridicule will be cast on this story by the intelligent reader, is as sure as that apples grow in summer. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

John Ruskin There can hardly be any doubt, at present, cast on the truth of the above passages, as all the great thinkers are unanimous on the matter. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

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

Anne Bronte I’ve given him up for my partfairly disowned him — cast him off, root and branch. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

The freckled man who goes To a grey place on a hill In grey Connemara clothes At dawn to cast his flies, It’s long since I began To call up to the eyes This wise and simple man. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was this method which had utterly cast down the defences of Andrews. Feather was so wholly left out of the situation that she was actually almost saved from its awkwardness. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

It is he who has cast cannon and cut the woods of Bourgogne. And then, monsieur l’ambassadeur, you may not believe what I am going to tell you, but I have a still further idea. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Charles Dickens He had better have a millstone round his neck, and be cast into the deepest sea. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

Andrew Lang She was innocent of psychical studies, and personally was, and is, in perfect health; the pale cast of thought being remote from her. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan She cast vexed looks on the passers-by. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Ah! come, cast off all fooling, for this, at least, we know: That the Dawn and the Day is coming, and forth the Banners go. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

She stood at one end of the table, and now the reflection of the moon on the linen sheet was cast upon her face, and they saw that she was moving her lips—but no sound issued from them. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Minutes passed rapidly, and he was just on the point of striking out for a little reef, when he cast a glance towards the shore . The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

George Meredith And you permit a doubt to be cast on her!’ ‘Now, is it not true that you have an idea of the country not being worthy of her?’ said Agostino, slyly. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Gustave Flauber The same vision had assailed Matho; but he cast it from him immediately, and his love, that he thus thrust back, was poured out upon his companions in arms. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

However, he was not the man to be cast down at a word: he lighted a cigar, and strolled towards Hardie’s house. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

They were possible only to his waking life, and sometimes from that cast back into the joy of sleep. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Jack London But there were coastwise skippers I would have returned and killed when a man’s strength came to me, only the lines of my life were cast at the time in other places. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

But if you were to look at that plaster cast all your life, you couldn’t realize ten per cent of the horror you’d feel if the snake was there, alive, crushing your bones, and hissing in your ear. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

As I stumbled toward the door I cast a fearful glance over my shoulder. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Thomas Paine In short, had you cast about for a plan on purpose to enrich your enemies, you could not have hit upon a better. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

A string of servants followed, loaded with his luggage; the Patna cast off and backed away from the wharf. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Virginia Woolf What pleasure lies in dreaming When blue and green’s the day? Now cast your cares behind you. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood liked the semi-Jewish cast of her face, a certain fullness of the neck, her dark, sleepy eyes. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle On leading Toby to the place where he had committed his fault, he cast about in a wide circle and finally dashed off in a fresh direction. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The three gentlemen, as they left his room on the evening I have been describing, cast their eyes upon Mr. Dingwell’s desk, and hesitated, and looked at one another, darkly, for a moment in silence. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

And standing in front of her, Goujet looked at her all the while; under the bright light cast by the lamp-shade he could see her well. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

I cast up enormous sums in my head, and accumulated them at compound interest. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

Washington Irving Might not some vagrant foe be lurking before or behind me, in the outer darkness? My own shadow, cast upon the wall, began to disturb me. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

It is said that the first feeling of those who, after being buffeted in the storm, tossed to and fro by the waves, are finally cast up on dry land, is not always one of relief. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Rudyard Kipling Then the Colonel cast the Drum–Horse — the Drum–Horse of the White Hussars! Perhaps you do not see what an unspeakable crime he had committed. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

He cast his eyes upwards and saw, slowly descending into the gulf, a blazing bush tied to a rope. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Arnold Bennett At last a little wizened, stooping old man, with a distinctly German cast of countenance, appeared through the door, and laid some papers on a small table by the side of the chair. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Don’t you know us?” She nodded gravely to them in recognition, but she was unwilling to speak to them; she was in a thoughtful mood, and she cast a look full of meaning on her mother. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Robert Louis Stevenson Whereupon, with scarce more words, we stepped suddenly on board the boat, cast off, and set the lug. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

If her wistful cast of physiognomy is not gone, no more is her careless smile. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

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]

Benjamin Disraeli The expression of majestic scorn that she cast upon the intruder made her, in spite of all her violence and excitement, tremble and be silent: she felt cowed she knew not why. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

E. F. Benson A bright circle of light was cast by our lamps, fading into darkness in front, while at the sides, cut off by the casing of the lamps, the transition into blackness was sharp and sudden. The Shootings Of Achnaleish by E. F. Benson

Margaret Oliphant She cast down her own eyes, and drew back her chair, and even faltered in her speech, when she was obliged to face their observation. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

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

It appeared to her as if, cast hitherto on a foreign shore, she was brought at last to see the forms and hear the language of her native land. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

And now we were able to cast an intelligent glance in review of the scenes made familiar by our first or northern march. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Robert Green Ingersoll He cast off Queen Catherine and Catholicism together. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Clara, long overcome by excessive grief, had to a great degree cast aside her timid, cold reserve, and received our attentions with grateful tenderness. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

As he put away the remnants of a meal he had cooked for himself, he cast a look at his surroundings, and imperceptibly sighed. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang She looked up, and when she saw the King’s son gazing in at her, she blushed red all over, cast down her eyes and span on. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The first amazed look that he cast on her, slowly darkened, while his eyes rested on her face, into a fixed, heavy, vacant stare of superstitious awe. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

William Morris Then shall Eld come to thee and find thee at home with Hell; and Death shall come and mock thee for thy life cast away for nought, for nought. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

His behaviour had been outrageous, and I, with my snub nose and crab-like gait, had been cast aside. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

But he is not here, and the cast of the die is between us two, unless you wish a certainty, Carmel — in which case I will pour out but one glass and drink that myself. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Richard Burton When our first parents forfeited Heaven by eating wheat, which deprived them of their primeval purity, they were cast down upon earth. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Wilkie Collins She cast one viperish look at me as I entered the hall, but said nothing, and went slowly upstairs without returning my bow. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

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]

He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

George Gissing A look which he cast at Adela appeared to move her to speech. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

H.P. Lovecraft Something had lain between me and the window that night, but I shuddered whenever I could not cast off the instinct to classify it. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Leon Trotsky To make one seed grow, nature must cast a multitude of seeds to the wind. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Meredith A little too much through his nose, perhaps; but the poor young man’s nose is a great organ, and we will not cast it in his teeth more than nature has done. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

E. F. Benson You will want therefore neither solace nor support, though your lot will be cast as a stranger in a strange land. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Rudyard Kipling Was this thing possible? He cast about for some means of conviction. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Wilkie Collins However, I was far too anxious to see the charming brown eyes again to ask questions which would be sure to keep them cast down. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Especially Mr. Skidder, who had cast her in his mind for the star part in a private, romantic (unspoken) drama in real life. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

It rests with the chairman now to cast the deciding vote, and say whether this interesting arrangement shall go through or not. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Jules Verne These fellows are made of cast iron. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Henry Handel Richardson Except for the unsteady flickerings cast on the wall by a street-lamp, the room was soon in darkness. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

He tied the flies on a cast and put it ready for use in his own primitive fly-book, and then bestowed the whole in the breast-pocket of his coat. Politics and the Mayfly by John Buchan

He used to cast stealthy glances at it, and feel comforted. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

Henry James If the light however wasn’t, as we have hinted, the glow of joy, the reasons for this also were perhaps discernible to Strether even through the blur cast over them by his natural modesty. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

At that moment d’Artagnan passed in pursuit of Milady; he cast a passing glance at Porthos, and beheld this triumphant look. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

James Hogg But I was not only debarred, but, by the machinations of my wicked brother and his associates, cast into prison. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Jules Verne Cyrus Harding then, standing up, cast the light of the lamp upon the walls of the cavern which separated it from the central shaft of the volcano. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Henry James Then she said: “Do you want to put them in the paper?” George Flack cast about — the air of the question was so candid, suggested so complete an exemption From prejudice. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

D. H. Lawrence But both times Mr. Somers managed to be out of the way, and managed to cast an invisible frost over the rencontre. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson And, under blazing summer suns, or when a full moon floods the night, no shadow falls on the sun-baked or moon-blanched plains, but those cast by the few little stones set up in human remembrance. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

There was no doubt about that, and, notwithstanding his dreadful admissions, something of the pity most people feel for the hunted animal became apparent in the glances which were cast on him. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Mr. Sutherland cast a look toward the dead woman, and again the perfect serenity of her countenance struck him. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

He sometimes felt as if he were a ghost himself, gliding noiselessly in the walks of men, and wondered that the sun should cast a shadow from him. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

H. G. Wells At that she cast down flint and firestone and began wringing her hands. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Thomas Wolfe Amy Carleton had her apologists who tried to cast her in this role. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Nor was this powerful temptation wholly unavailing: her eyes, furtively raised from her work, cast many a peep towards the writing-table, rich in scattered pictures. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

G. K. Chesterton If they could not think with him on essentials he could not stand the idea that they were human souls; he cast them out; he forgot them; and if he could not forget them he caricatured them. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Mark Twain They showed us a cast of his face taken after death, the bullet that killed him, and the two vertebrae in which it lodged. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The net of Heaven is cast wide; its mesh is large, yet nothing escapes. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

Rafael Sabatini But it would seem as if fortune were intent upon making a mock of Casanova, luring him to heights of hope, merely to cast him down again into the depths of despair. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Henry Handel Richardson Before she came out again, Madeleine cast her eyes over the group, and, having made a rapid surmise, said good-naturedly to Johanna: “Well, I suppose we shall walk together as far as we can. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Gourlay cast a look at the dropping heavens. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

She cast a look of solicitude towards the bed and then turned towards me. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

It cast a spell, it gave joy, it lulled gently into boundless faith; then with quick and causeless anger it killed. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Andrew Lang The son had a rope ready to cast round its horns, and throw it to the ground, but the ox was stronger than the rope, and soon tore it in pieces. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

To gain the place they had to pass the house of Miss Carlyle. Young Vane, who was in the thick of the crowd, of course, cast his eyes up to its lined windows, took off his hat and waved it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

They sat talking for hours on the dusty, twig-littered floor, one or other of them getting up from time to time to cast a glance through the arrowslits and make sure that no one was coming. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Anne Bronte He apologized for his intrusion, and said he was only come for a book; but when he had got it, he condescended to cast a glance over my picture. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Wilkie Collins You’ll soon be strong enough, my good friend, to take the cast yourself. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Madame coughed, cast a deadly glance behind her and then beamed on Dr. Byram. “It ees well zat he come here. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

But if I were I wouldn’t pluck it out and cast it away. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Sir Richard Burton For whilst he sat wailing and weeping over his case and cast away all hope of life, and utter misery overwhelmed him, he rubbed his hands together for excess of sorrow, as is the wont of the woeful. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Seeing this, Mr. Byrd flushed and cast a side glance at Hickory, who returned him an expressive shrug. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

When I came finally to cast up my accounts, I found that I had secured a fortune of a trifle over a quarter of a million pounds. Prester John by John Buchan

Again thirst assailed them; and, like Ishmael in the desert of Zin, they were ready to cast themselves down and die. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Wilkie Collins Lady Lundie cast down her eyes, with an expression of virtuous indulgence for human frailty, and divided Sir Patrick’s compliment modestly between herself and her cake. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Guy de Maupassan Before retiring, Jeanne cast a last glance round her room and then regretfully extinguished the candle. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

H. Rider Haggard At its foot Otter cast backwards and forwards among the bushes like a hound. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing He had handsome features, and a not unpleasant cast of countenance, but something, possibly the habit of professional prudence, made his regard coldly, fitfully, absently observant. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Wilkie Collins So much of my early life has been passed abroad, that I have quite cast my insular skin in that respect. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

William Morris There the Maid cast herself down and said: “Friend, no further will thy friend go this even; nay, to say sooth, she cannot. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

To slip around into the deepest shadow cast by the tree was but the work of a moment. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope I can live without going to Greshamsbury.’ ‘But it is not to be endured that she should dare to cast an imputation on my darling. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

He shook his head and cast one prolonged look around him. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

D.H. Lawrence He began to cast about for an alleviation. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

The lurid sunshine cast faint and sickly shadows. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Anna Katherine Green She had found the man who had cast that fatal shadow down the ravine, twelve years before. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Fifty copies are to be cast altogether, and this is the first one. Two Stories by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

It was resolved that, on the morrow, a search should be made for some place from which to cast the fishing line, and that one of the number should fish daily. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Jules Verne Turner and his companion pushed back into the fire the fragments which the violence of the flames cast forth. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

George Meredith He cast one look at the head of the campanile, silly as an owlish roysterer’s glazed stare at the young Aurora, and hurried his feet to check the yawns coming alarmingly fast, in the place of ideas. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

James Anthony Froude There was also an Act made in the days of Darius that whoso for some time called upon any God but him should be cast into the lion’s den. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

George Gissing My dear child, it’s one of two things: either he is out of his mind, or he has purposely cast you off. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson Hundreds of eyes sought the unhappy culprit as she rose, then to be cast down and remain glued to the floor. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins Maddened by jealous rage, Wilhelmina cast the last fragments of her fondness to the winds. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

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]

Henry Kingsley So only at the last did she, as the sole hope of warding off poverty and misery from her child, determine to cast herself upon their mercy. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

George Gissing Here was a jutting rock known as the Lover’s Leap; story told of a noble maiden, frenzied by unhappy love, who had cast herself into the roaring waterfall. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Edith Wharton Beside her was a mahogany stand bearing a cast bronze lamp with an engraved globe, over which a green paper shade had been balanced. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Charles Dickens Thou knowest who said, “Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone at her!” There have been plenty to do that. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Rafael Sabatini If Sakr-el-Bahr prevailed, he would prevail not merely aboard this galley, but throughout Algiers, and Asad would be cast down never to rise again. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

William Morris The sun was high now, and his beams were cast back from the ripple of the lake, and shone wavering on the wall of the chamber, the window whereof gave on to the water. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell It does do good, though not as much as it costs, that I do believe, in setting people (as is cast down by sorrow and feels themselves unable to settle to anything but crying) something to do. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

He sickened at the idea of the struggle it would require to cast off his fetters, and he preferred adapting his nature to endure their weight. Lodore by Mary Shelley

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

We would take a cast of it in plaster-of-Paris. This would give us the solid figure, and satisfy all our wishes. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

His face was lowering with thought, his eyes cast down, and sometimes raised in an abstracted glare to the face of some unobserved bystander for a few moments. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Abraham Merri It cast nickering shadows on the terraces of fallen rock beyond the bastioning cliffs; and that was good, since if we gained their shelter, we, too, would seem but flickering shadows. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Wilkie Collins The eyes Mr. Orridge could not see; they were cast down on the counterpane at the first word that Rosamond uttered. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

George Gissing She cast frequent glances at him; her pursed lips seemed to await an opportune moment. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins She sat with her dark, handsome face steadily averted, her eyes cast down, and the rich color in her cheeks warmer and deeper than usual. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

G. K. Chesterton When given the gift of loneliness, which is the gift of liberty, they will cast it away; they will destroy it deliberately with some dreadful game with cards or a little ball. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle John Marchbank, of Bedhampton, is cast into prison. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Poor thing! Poor Isabel!” he added, touching her hand, “how she marred her own happiness! Carlyle, I suppose this is your wedding ring?” Mr. Carlyle cast his eyes upon the ring. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]