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chase away=cast out?
May 17, 2010 4:02 AM
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chase away : force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers cast out : throw away,; drive out compellingly, expel from a group or a community
May 21, 2010
Roughly similar meaning. They both give the same result but they don't interchange well. Whatever you chase away has to be here first. But whatever you cast out has to be inside/within where you are, and originally had a right to be there. "The bear was chased away from the house." = the bear was never welcome, and only came near the house. If the bear were inside, you'd use "chase out". "The eldest son was cast out of the house." = the son was told to leave, he used to be welcome, but no more. "Cast out" has a more older, poetic feel to it, and gives a sense of rejection. It can also work figuratively, eg "cast out of the family". Adam & Eve cast out of Eden: http://www.creationism.org/images/DoreBibleIllus/aGen0324Dore_AdamAndEveDrivenOutOfEden.jpg
May 17, 2010
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