cast about

  1. search anxiously
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How To Use cast about In A Sentence

  • The first time I was in Yugoslavia, Constantine took me down to Macedonia so that I could give a broadcast about it, and when we arrived at Skoplje I thought I should have to run away because he had talked to me the whole time during the journey from Belgrade, which had lasted for twelve hours, and I had felt obliged to listen. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part V
  • He cast about desperately for something to say.
  • While my classmates streamed into on-campus interviews with Wall Street brokerage firms (becoming an "arbitrageur" was all the rage then, even among students who as juniors had vowed to spend their lives painting or composing), I cast about for another test to take, another contest to compete in. Lost in the Meritocracy
  • I'll give you sjambok, my lady!" growls I, and lifted her bodily out of the swing, but even as I cast about for galloping room, she left off gnawing at me and panted: "Wait ... let me show you! THE NUMBERS
  • The dynamic nature of the security market, combined with its seemingly perpetual immaturity, can leave any forecast about its future off target.
  • The police cast about for fresh evidence.
  • Cupped the small flame with a trembling hand. Cast about for a taper.
  • Town himself in his own caroche, till he heard of your Ladyship's trouble, and then he cast about to know of some friend that was going, so he might leave it for you. It Might Have Been The Story of the Gunpowder Plot
  • The police cast about for fresh evidence.
  • She cast about for some excuse for refusing his proposal.
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