One day I was dissatisfied with it and dashed a tone of light rose over the former gloomy background [he reported to a friend].
The result in all three cases is a chasm between image and performance that magnifies the narrative of dashed expectations.
They almost all start out in youth leagues, where the coaches are usually dads who may have their own dashed dreams.
In Louisville and Baltimore, the horse had dashed to the front of the field, setting the pace.
I think with that generation, so many of their hopes have been so dashed that nihilism is really a natural response.
Burford dashed from the cabin and confronted Rod and Marian.
But his hopes were dashed, for suddenly there came the dreaded warning shot.
He was not under oath now, and with all speed he dashed into the wood.
In dashed Conbeg the hound, his eyes blazing with the fierceness of the chase.
They had heard the news, and dashed to the Plaza in search of the truth.
c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish daska, Danish daske "to beat, strike"), somehow imitative. The oldest sense is that in dash to pieces and dashed hopes. Intransitive meaning "move quickly" appeared c.1300, that of "to write hurriedly" is 1726. Related: Dashed; dashing.
late 14c., from dash (v.). Sporting sense is from 1881, originally "race run in one heat."
A punctuation mark (—) used to indicate a sudden break in thought, to set off parenthetical material, or to take the place of such expressions as that is and namely: “He's running for reelection — if he lives until then”; “Very few people in this class — three, to be exact — have completed their projects”; “She joined the chorus for only one reason — she loves to sing.” In the last example, where the parenthetical material comes at the end of the sentence rather than in the middle, a colon could be used instead of the dash.
The dashboard of a car or other vehicle: I keep a gun under the dash (1867+)