Definition of Cast down

1. Verb. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted. "The performance is likely to cast down Sue"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

Exact synonyms: Deject, Demoralise, Demoralize, Depress, Dismay, Dispirit, Get Down
Specialized synonyms: Chill
Generic synonyms: Discourage
Derivative terms: Dejection, Demoralisation, Demoralization, Depressant, Depressant, Dismay
Antonyms: Elate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cast Down

cast-iron plant
cast a chill
cast a pall
cast a shadow
cast about
cast accounts
cast adrift
cast anchor
cast around
cast aside
cast aspersions
cast away
cast brace
cast down (current term)
cast fossil
cast fossils
cast iron
cast net
cast nets
cast of characters
cast off
cast on
cast one's vote
cast out
cast out nines
cast pearls before swine
cast the first stone
cast up

Literary usage of Cast down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER LVII That a man must not be too much cast down when he falleth into some faults " MY Son, patience and humility in adversities are more pleasing to ..."

2. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington (1901)
"The answer from the friendly vessel at once came back, "cast down your bucket ... ran up from the distressed vessel, and was answered, " cast down your ..."

3. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"Mordecai's countenance fell : he cast down his eyelids, looking at his hands, which lay crossed before him, and said no more. Deronda had now noticed more ..."

4. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"6: 4.and / will cast down your slain (men) 30:22. and I will cause the sword to fall Dan 11:12.and he shall cast down (many) ten thousands: Hll'HIL ..."

5. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1800)
"cast down headlong on a sudden. Or put case they escape, and rest unmasked to their lives end, yet after their ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... says: " It was expected the Irish would have been much cast down upon King James's leaving Dublin, and the certain News of King William's Landing, ..."

7. Publications (1847)
"Good urn be not cast down, thou yet art right. Thy way to Heaven, lies by the gates of Hell . Chear up, hold oat, with thee it shall go well. ..."

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