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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In so doing, we do not only consult our own dignity and ease, but the good and advantage of the reader: for besides that by these means we prevent him from throwing away his time, in reading without either pleasure or emolument, we give him, at all such seasons, an opportunity of employing that wonderful sagacity, of which he is master, by filling up these vacant spaces of time with his own conjectures; for which purpose we have taken care to qualify him in the preceding pages.
Throwing away the stump of a cigar, the planter rose, saying: "I forgot to tell Andrew about those horses." Andrew was the overseer.
Meanwhile, Rangers sources denied the charges levelled against them by the PPP of 'throwing away' of Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari's chief polling agent, Yusuf Baloch, from a polling station in Lyari.
Food disappears in the entire supplier chain however, the final consumer disposed of a majority of food waste, about 50 percent.Watch the red pointFood waste is not only problem in households, but restaurants also deal with the issue of not throwing away the food that has to be eaten that day due to strict hygienic rules.
"We will ensure the baby's mother is reported to the police and punished for throwing away an infant," Mohamed Guleid said.
Cat said: "We're all familiar with the'Address to the Haggis'and I would love to think that people all over Scotland will take a moment to address their tattie waste at the same time, thinking twice about throwing away such a staple Scottish food."
Instead of throwing away or disposing unwanted items, it would be beneficial to the environment if people reused some products.
A Haier spokesperson said: "Throwing away food, especially food that hasn't been touched should be avoidable.
Food should never be wasted when people struggle to make ends meet!" Pat Studholme Southland: "About time we can buy them, shocking on the news last night how much they were throwing away. All the homeless and poor could have been fed with all this veg, not to throw it away."
COMMON sense seems to have finally prevailed with France set to be the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away waste food.
Buying for the sake of having leads to throwing away and we throw away the goods the poor should benefit from but could not afford to buy, he said.
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.