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(of a person) be of the type specified:‘he was cast in a cautious mould’
- ‘From cradle to grave one is cast in the mould of fascismo and there can be no escape.’
- ‘His philosophy, his syntax, his lifestyle are all cast in a Biblical mold.’
- ‘An adamantine character cast in a republican mold helped anchor his pedestal in the national pantheon.’
- ‘Jenkins provides an extremely expressive treatment to Lil Armstrong's ‘Brown Gal’ with Doc Cheatham's trumpet firmly cast in a Louis Armstrong mold.’
- ‘Our thinking throughout the Session of 1943 was cast in a serious mold, and the legislation it developed was geared to enabling the State of California and its people to make an outstanding contribution to victory and peace.’
- ‘On issues of economic and social policy he was, as an American diplomat put it, ‘cast in an Edwardian mould’.’
- ‘He might have been cast in the mould of Baudelaire and Mallarmé, but it was Jean-Jacques Rousseau who was Finlay's real leading light.’
- ‘In this respect, he was cast in a similar mould to Leonardo da Vinci.’
- ‘His arrest and deportation in 1907 was his first baptism in fire from which he emerged a high-minded statesman cast in a heroic mould.’
- ‘Hartson, cast in much the same mould as Hughes, put Wales on their way in Helsinki with the opener before Spurs' Simon Davies sealed victory 18 minutes from time.’
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