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  • v. Present participle of downcast.

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  • The evil surprises, patiently, scientifically, diabolically matured in the dark for the upsetting and downcasting of a too-trusting world by the enemy of mankind, whose "Teuton-faith" will surely forever outrival that

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  • He confesses that the Regent is probably not “so free as a public reformation perhaps would require,” for that required the downcasting of altars and images, and prohibition to celebrate or attend Catholic rites.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • 'Alexander Gordon of Earlston,' says John Livingstone, in one of his priceless little etchings, 'was a man of great spirit, but much subdued by inward exercise, and who attained the most rare experiences of downcasting and uplifting.'

    Samuel Rutherford

  • It was discoveries like this that accumulated in John Livingstone's note-book till he blotted out all his instances and left only the blessed result, 'Alexander Gordon, a man of great spirit, but much subdued by inward exercise, and who was visited with most rare experiences of downcasting and uplifting.'

    Samuel Rutherford

  • He confesses that the Regent is probably not "so free as a public reformation perhaps would require," for that required the downcasting of altars and images, and prohibition to celebrate or attend Catholic rites.

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • Earlston, 'says John Livingstone, in one of his priceless little etchings,' was a man of great spirit, but much subdued by inward exercise, and who attained the most rare experiences of downcasting and uplifting. '

    Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents

  • It may be said to be a well-ordered covenant in all things, that hath caveated and cautioned the whole matter of our salvation, in such a way, that there is neither place for discouragement and downcasting, nor yet room for liberty in sin.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • · with JCC 2. 5's Java generics support, a lot less downcasting needed

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  • 14; Industrial Strength C++ 10.4; High Integrity CPP Rule 3.3.3 Avoid downcasting base class object pointers to derived class.

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  • In the first shock of his downcasting, wounded pride said, "I will show no sign.

    Pearl of Pearl Island

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