an English question

@dufresne (137)
China
May 6, 2009 8:39am CST
In the sentence "I've never been entirely comfortable being cast as the person who calls the shots", does "cast" mean "arranged", or more like the way it is used in the context as "Brad pitt was cast in the film"?
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@pratik87 (1928)
• India
6 May 09
in this sentence it means neither of the two meanings that you have mentioned. it means that brad pitt is saying that he does not like to be labeled the one who takes all the decisions. simply put,it means that he does not like others saying that he is the one who makes all the decisions. happy mylotting
• India
6 May 09
Yes, I entirely agree with ya as brad doesn't want to be calles as the one who calls for the shots and its all a big misunderstanding which is being created upon him!!
• China
6 May 09
yes,you are right.every word has it special meaning in different sentences,so what exactly it's meaning is?that is not the problem,you just make yourself know the meaning of the sentences.that will be ok.never mind a word's meanning,that is not as important as a whole sentence.wish this tip can help you.i am a new comer here.this you can see from my record.i used to start some discussions in mylot.but no one replied me.you are luck.i know you are a new comer too.but you got my reply.so luck.i dont as luck as you.we can help each other.so we can grow together.thanks,if you ask me to make friends with you i will be appreciate you so much.ok?nice to meet you.
@MagicGuy (157)
• United States
6 May 09
I was taught that you cannot know the meaning of a sentence without completely understanding every word in it's context.
• United States
7 May 09
it's probably closer to "put in the position of often" in that sense. sometimes you'll also see "typecast" as one who always gets the same type of job or role.
@MagicGuy (157)
• United States
6 May 09
There are many meanings to the word, but I can see by context that the word is being used sort of like Brad Pitt being cast in a film. More like, to assign a certain role in life. In this case the 'role' is the leader.