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cast adrift

see: cast loose
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  • I feared, if you found out who I was, you would expose me, and I should be cast adrift.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • You cannot escape from this clearing, for I have cast adrift your canoe.

    Almayer's Folly Joseph Conrad
  • Believe me, you don't until you have been cast adrift in it with empty pockets.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • He obeyed the order with reluctance, and soon after the boat was cast adrift.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • What ship did you sail in, what has come of her, and how came you to be cast adrift?

    Jarwin and Cuffy R.M. Ballantyne
  • Plainly in his mind they perceived how he had been cast adrift in the emptiness of the void.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • He is not consulted as to when he shall be employed or when cast adrift.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker
  • No sooner had they landed than Dmitri ordered all the boats to be cast adrift.

  • She was a brave girl, and to be cast adrift on the world did not terrify her much.

    The Threatening Eye Edward Frederick Knight

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