Definition of Discarding:
rejecting (part of speech: verb)
ridding (part of speech: verb)
- casting off,
- letting go,
- parting with,
Indians have always arisen who, discarding the immediate and absorbing prize of the hour, have sought for the realization of the highest ideals in life- not through passive renunciation, but through active struggle.- "Autobiography of a YOGI", Paramhansa Yogananda.
If I am driven to consider the necessity of separating myself from those old and dear relations, of discarding the accustomed support, under circumstances such as I have described, might not my friends who differ from me pause and inquire whether there is not something involved in it which calls for their careful revision?- "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.
The possessive sign itself may and must be omitted in certain cases; but, because it can never be inserted or discarded without suggesting or discarding a governing noun, it is never omitted by ellipsis, as Buchanan, Murray, Nixon, and many others, erroneously teach.- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.