to make damaging or spiteful remarks
I did not intend to cast aspersions on his character.
1749; Henry Fielding in “Tom Jones”
There are a helluva lot of reasons to cast aspersions on Mumford & Sons.
Mumford & Sons Rock Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Marlow Stern February 6, 2013
Paddy cast aspersions on this effort, but Don was always very proud of it.
For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
Do you need more than that, you, who cast aspersions on the courage of others?
The Secret of the Silver Car Wyndham Martyn
Don’t think to bully me or cast aspersions on my political complexion!
The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
Our counsel’s business was to uphold the will, not to cast aspersions upon it.
Miss Cayley’s Adventures Grant Allen
Would you cast aspersions upon a person’s character and treat the matter so lightly?
The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
She had not only deserted him, but she had cast aspersions upon his character.
Settling Day Nat Gould
Nobody could cast aspersions against her intelligence, either.
Molly Brown’s Senior Days Nell Speed
Your officer has no right to cast aspersions on the New Army, and to conduct his work in a manner calculated to stir hostility.
John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
It is true that in the early days of the War some sensation-mongers tried to cast aspersions on the Jews.
The Allied Countries and the Jews Hyman Gerson Enelow
a shipwrecked person. anything cast adrift or thrown away. an outcast. cast adrift. thrown away. Historical Examples At that, from the step, from the moon-blue huddle of the castaway, there came a sound. The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story Various The castaway killed it with an oar; […]
- Cast brace
cast brace cast brace n. A specially designed plaster cast incorporating hinges and other brace components and used in the treatment of fractures to promote activity and joint motion.
- Cast doubt on
Cause something or someone to be questioned. For example, The prosecutor cast doubt on the wife’s alibi. This idiom uses cast in the sense of “throw,” a usage dating from the early 1200s.
the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist. a rock or particular piece or kind of rock, as a boulder or piece of agate. a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose: paving stone; building stone. a small piece of rock, as a […]