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Under these reflections I continued very pensive and sad for near month, and did not go down to the Bath, having no inclination to be with the woman whom I was with before; lest, as I thought, she should prompt me to some wicked course of life again, as she had done; and besides, I was very loth she should know I was cast off as above.
I cast off at once, and, leaving the jib down, steered a course for George's junk.
You don't believe--I hope you don't really believe-- that I deserve to be cast off as I have been; do you, miss?
But if this may not be, let the virgins of our people mourn for me as for one cast off, and for the hart that is stricken by the hunter, and for the flower which is cut down by the scythe of the mower.
The master went to the tiller; his four companions leaned on their oars, the painter was cast off, and we sheered off.
If-so-be, Mounsheer, you’d run alongside Mistress Pettybones, as the Squire Dickens was bidding ye, ‘tis my notion you’d have been grappled; in which case, d’ye see, you mought have been troubled in swinging clear agin in a handsome manner; for thof Miss Lizzy and the parson’s young ‘un be tidy little vessels, that shoot by a body on a wind, Mistress Remarkable is summat of a galliot fashion: when you once takes ‘em in tow, they doesn’t like to be cast off agin.
Yes: I want to cast off all my old life, to become just like everybody else here.
I am ready to cast off the ties that have bound me.
The sun came out a few hours after we emerged from the cave, and in its warmth we soon cast off the gloom which our recent experiences had saddled upon us.
Cast off loosely, preferably using a rib cast off method (see notes).
On the upside I had a renewed enthusiasm for my old cast off items.