cast down


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To those of the white race who look to the incoming of those of foreign birth and strange tongue and habits of the prosperity of the South, were I permitted I would repeat what I say to my own race: "Cast down your bucket where you are." Cast it down among the eight millions of Negroes whose habits you know, whose fidelity and love you have tested in days when to have proved treacherous meant the ruin of your firesides.
But Demeter, bringer of seasons and giver of perfect gifts, would not sit upon the bright couch, but stayed silent with lovely eyes cast down until careful Iambe placed a jointed seat for her and threw over it a silvery fleece.
360-369) `Go now, Persephone, to your dark-robed mother, go, and feel kindly in your heart towards me: be not so exceedingly cast down; for I shall be no unfitting husband for you among the deathless gods, that am own brother to father Zeus.
'The old man cast down his eyes at this reproof, and they met those of his daughter.
"They are here; "the other answered, with his eyes cast down and his hands crossed upon his chest.
Hast forgotten that the five-and-thirtieth rule of the order is that in the presence of a woman the face should be ever averted and the eyes cast down? Hast forgot it, I say?
Because in such a wilderness of running rigging, whose various different relations aloft cannot always be infallibly discerned by what is seen of them at the deck; and when the deck-ends of these ropes are being every few minutes cast down from the fastenings, it would be but a natural fatality, if, unprovided with a constant watchman, the hoisted sailor should by some carelessness of the crew be cast adrift and fall all swooping to the sea.
As I walked close by her and looked keenly into her face, she cast down her eyes and half turned away.
Each time this happened Rostov felt uncomfortable and cast down his eyes.
He saw nothing of it, for before he looked at her, she had again cast down her eyes!
Convinced at last that they were neither within sight nor hearing, we ceased from our useless efforts; and, too cast down for speech, silently gathered up our things, and the little effects of those who were lost, and then completed the descent.
'Yaghuzzu min absaarihim' ('Yaghzuzna min absaarihinna' for females) has variously been translated as 'cast down their eyes', 'avert their glances', or 'cast down their looks'; but an overwhelming majority of translators have favoured 'lower their gaze' (or its equivalent in other languages) - a phrase that has stuck in the consciousness of many Muslims who take their religion seriously.
That was the "sin" for which he was cast down into the netherworld.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.
With a cast down face, the Toyota man told the Peugeot man that he had just borrowed it from the wife to test its roadworthiness.