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cast something down

to hurl or throw something down. She cast the glass down, breaking it into a thousand pieces. She cast down the tray and all that was on it.
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cast down

1. Throw down, hurl to the ground, as in She cast down her coat on the grass. [Late 1400s]
2. Bend down, lower, as in He cast down his eyes. [Late 1300s]
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If I spoke of it to anyone God would know and I would be cast down to become a vessel of the Devil.
And Norwich, former leaders now cast down to the depths of tenth place, have a chance to claw back some ground: they have just one of their rivals to play - Derby - and have four of their six at home.
Michael, along with the other archangels, have been in a battle for truth since the dragon was cast down to the earth 5775 years ago.
e fall of Rome will have lifted the hearts of our men as it will have cast down the hearts of the enemy.
Mr Weiner found himself cast down in disgrace after it emerged that he'd been sending pictures of his nether regions to women on Twitter.
Recent weeks have shown that, even after a single half–hour of aggression, one of Britain's bestknown, successful, wealthy, outwardly confident women was left unable to speak, with, in those shocking photographs, her eyes cast down.
The two paintings, executed in rich autumnal shades of red, maroon and terracotta, each capture half of a child's face in the bottom third, one a young boy, visible from the nose down, the other a beautiful girl, long hair in a thick plait, eyes cast down as though in meditation.
For pounds 5 it fixed a leak in cast down pipe that was just too expensive and awkward to fix right now.
It shows five airmen looking to the sky for aircraft that may never return and two with eyes cast down, reflecting on the ordeal they have just endured.
The Beat Suite managing director Steve Bainbridge said: "MTV was able to use our ISDN and voiceover facilities right here in the North East without the added cost of sending the entire cast down to London.
Chavez, a lanky man with thick dark hair and glasses, sat motionless before the hearing, his back straight, his head level, and his eyes cast down toward the floor.
Dewey during the campaign, was not in the least cast down, according to some who were around at the time.
It's just a shame the script and direction ultimately let the cast down.