throwing away


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Noun1.throwing away - getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirablethrowing away - getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
abandonment - the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
staging - getting rid of a stage of a multistage rocket
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Anne Elliot, with all her claims of birth, beauty, and mind, to throw herself away at nineteen; involve herself at nineteen in an engagement with a young man, who had nothing but himself to recommend him, and no hopes of attaining affluence, but in the chances of a most uncertain profession, and no connexions to secure even his farther rise in the profession, would be, indeed, a throwing away, which she grieved to think of
Philip's change of mind caused him bitter distress, and he really thought he was throwing away his chance of happiness in life for he knew not what.
I thank you, Prince," he said, "for throwing away the mask.
James Harthouse, throwing away the last small remnant of the cigar he had now smoked out.
No, no; instead of throwing away strength and opportunity by crossing to the fort, we lay by, under the bank of the Hudson, waiting to watch the movements of the Hurons.
He revealed straight after the Vikings game that his players would pay the price for throwing away a good lead with an uncomfortable week's training.
The most obvious problem with this wastage is that while people are throwing away food, there are others who are going hungry.
The main reason given for throwing away out of date food was because we had "forgetten" it was there.
Some 22 per cent of people confess to throwing away food that is more than a week past its sell by date.
Over one fifth (22%) of Brits confess to throwing away food that is more than a week past its sell by date, whilst four percent of unknowing Brits have found an item in their fridge that was more than a year past its sell by date.
BEFORE you think of throwing away anything that is to be replaced by a new gift you had for Christmas - spare a thought for the shed (or allotment).
The study into UK food waste by Wrap (Waste and Resources Action Programme), claims the average family wastes around PS60 a month throwing away food.