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Cast adrift

Posted by ESC on October 26, 2005

In Reply to: Cast adrift posted by Rachel on October 26, 2005

: What does "cast adrift" mean, in terms of "somebody cast adrift into the world of mysticism". I've been checking out the definitions of "cast" some are okay, some don't work at all, and I was wondering if there was something better.

It's a nautical thing. Cast as in cause to move forward by tossing or throwing. says "cast off" is - To let go.

Adrift (Merriam-Webster):

Main Entry: adrift
Pronunciation: &-'drift
Function: adverb or adjective
1 : without motive power and without anchor or mooring
2 : without ties, guidance, or security
3 : free from restraint or support

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