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  1. Thrown Away

    Thrown Away is a short story by British author Rudyard Kipling. It was published in the first Indian edition of Plain Tales from the Hills, and in subsequent editions of that collection. Thrown Away tells of an unnamed 'Boy', a product of the English "sheltered life system" that Kipling abhors: "Let a puppy eat the soap in the bath-room or chew a newly-blacked boot. He chews and chuckles until, by and by, he finds out that blacking and Old Brown Windsor make him very sick; so he argues that soap and boots are not wholesome. Any old dog about the house will soon show him the unwisdom of biting big dogs' ears. Being young, he remembers and goes abroad, at six months, a well-mannered little beast with a chastened appetite. If he had been kept away from boots, and soap, and big dogs till he came to the trinity full-grown and with developed teeth, just consider how fearfully sick and thrashed he would be! Apply that motion to the "sheltered life," and see how it works." Having been protected from all unpleasantness, the Boy has not been toughened and has not learned "the proper proportions of things". The Boy is sent to India, not having met his parents' expectations at Sandhurst, and becomes a subaltern in an Indian regiment. "This Boy — the tale is as old as the hills — came out and took all things seriously": he quarrels, and remembers disagreements; he gambles; he flirts, and is too serious; he loses money and health; he is reprimanded by his Colonel. When, finally, he is insulted by a woman, he contemplates, and then asks for shooting leave, to go after Big Game where only partridge are to be found. He takes a revolver.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrown away in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrown away in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of thrown away in a Sentence

  1. Eleanor Hamilton:

    A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.

  2. Development Initiative -RRB- Yunus:

    The real human being is a mixture of both selfishness and selflessness, modern-day economists have thrown away the selfless.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Where was Secretary of State Clinton in all of this? Like the president himself, she had opposed the surge, then joined in claiming credit for its success, then stood by as that hard-won victory by American and allied forces was thrown away.

  4. Sir Arthur Helps:

    Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.

  5. Philip Athill:

    Normally, fashion illustrations of the period were thrown away after they had been published, but something inside That Stonehouse made That Stonehouse keep everything.

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