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cast adrift

see: cast loose
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  • A few pieces of pork, some cocoanuts, and four cutlasses, were thrown at them as they were cast adrift.

  • 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
  • Soon after the barrel was cast adrift on the current that never before was known to spare a human life once fallen in its grasp.

    The Niagara River Archer Butler Hulbert
  • You cannot escape from this clearing, for I have cast adrift your canoe.

    Almayer's Folly Joseph Conrad
  • This much I learned: the Other, like Lhar and her robot, had been cast adrift by a time-slip, and thus marooned here.

    Where the World is Quiet Henry Kuttner
  • Believe me, you don't until you have been cast adrift in it with empty pockets.

    The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
  • The steamer towed the lifeboat to windward of the wreck into such a position that when cast adrift she could bear down on her.

    Battles with the Sea R.M. Ballantyne
  • She was a brave girl, and to be cast adrift on the world did not terrify her much.

    The Threatening Eye Edward Frederick Knight
  • When the birth of a son leads to discovery, Democles has them placed in an oarless boat and so cast adrift.

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