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cast down

1. To throw something to the ground. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "down." When she heard us mocking her, she cast down her book and stormed out of the room.
2. To lower something (typically one's gaze). Because my son is so shy, he usually casts down his eyes whenever he meets someone.
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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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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.
Snook and tarpon under bridges at night: I normally cast down and across the current.
It's just a shame the script and direction ultimately let the cast down.
Modern slashers mainly focus on stomach-churning gore, contriving elaborate methods to cut the cast down to size.
But shortly after picking them up from his local breeder, the desert sky cast down thunder, lightning and lots of rain.
Ken and John were cast down onto the earth by Kevern, and as they fell, the teenager looked up at the stars, which were so bright without earth's turbulent atmosphere.
He shows some realisation that the countryside has been in a state of continuous revolution for centuries--revolutions that begin locally and spread unevenly, that raise up some but cast down others.
It is a huge disappointment - the script is utter pants and lets the whole movie and cast down.
I am meeting the Shiverpool cast down at The Slaughter House for last minute checks before the Sirolli North Liverpool and the MSIF teams join us for a night they'll never forget on the Auld City Tour.
The skinny: Based on the Norse god of the same name, Thor is basically an arrogant bastard cast down to Earth to learn humility.
In the book of Revelation (12:14) the woman, a symbol of Israel and the church, is given eagle's wings to escape into the wilderness from the serpent after it had been cast down from heaven by Michael and the angels, another image of a miraculous escape from death and evil.
But whether or not our era is immune to nostalgic misrecognition, to being cast down into its own private barrio, these nine-by-six-foot masterstrokes are here to remind us otherwise.
Voorhis, a 48-year-old mother of four, did not look once at the black-clad relatives during their impact statements, and she kept her eyes mostly cast down.
The all-star cast down at The Liberty should qualify ahead of London Irish, Harlequins and Worcester from Group C.