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  • v. Present participle of upcast.


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  • The roguish upcasting of starry eyes, and the deprecating little manner, tied my tongue for the instant.

    The Love Story of Abner Stone

  • A wave, higher than any they yet had had to ride, came boiling down upon them ... and twisting, writhing, upcasting imploring arms to the elements -- the implacable elements -- a girl, a dark girl, entwined, imprisoned in silken garments, swept upon its crest!

    The Yellow Claw

  • There was no roadway, as it seemed no pathway at all up the overhanging cliffs-ridges of granite and grey and green rock, belted with mist, crowned by sun, and fretted by the milky, upcasting surf.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Uncle Rob, our dandy, had changed his coat and put on a new neckcloth, an act which, as all who know a Scots farm town will understand, cost him a multitude of flouts, jeers and upcasting from his peers.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • If a member function is virtual, then when you send a message to an object, the object will do the right thing, even when upcasting is involved.

    The Gadgeteer

  • An object-oriented program contains some upcasting somewhere, because that's how you decouple yourself from knowing about the exact type you're working with.

    The Gadgeteer

  • We call this process of treating a derived type as though it were its base type upcasting.

    The Gadgeteer

  • Thus, casting to a base type is moving up the inheritance diagram: "upcasting."

    The Gadgeteer

  • Across the gray distances one fancies now and then to have seen the first stray flakes of snow, and in some old street, between tall, gray houses leaning backward, sidewise, each after its fashion -- as some girl, pale, with shawl wrapped about her shoulders, hurries past with a quick upcasting of dark eyes, one thinks of Mimi and the third act of "La

    Antwerp to Gallipoli A Year of the War on Many Fronts—and Behind Them


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