Hopes are dashed, losses mount, and the most bitter change comes uninvited to Downton Abbey.
That hope, however, has been dashed by events over the last several years.
Then a string of missteps, some self-inflicted by the White House, dashed any hope the House might act.
Expectations that the remains of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 would be found soon have been dashed.
I think with that generation, so many of their hopes have been so dashed that nihilism is really a natural response.
Burford dashed from the cabin and confronted Rod and Marian.
He dashed the glass from him, and burst into tears which he did not even try to conceal.
He was not under oath now, and with all speed he dashed into the wood.
She saw the lighted window, flew to it, dashed it open, and entered.
They had heard the news, and dashed to the Plaza in search of the truth.
c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish daska, Danish daske "to beat, strike"), somehow imitative. The oldest sense is that in dash to pieces and dashed hopes. Intransitive meaning "move quickly" appeared c.1300, that of "to write hurriedly" is 1726. Related: Dashed; dashing.
late 14c., from dash (v.). Sporting sense is from 1881, originally "race run in one heat."
A punctuation mark (—) used to indicate a sudden break in thought, to set off parenthetical material, or to take the place of such expressions as that is and namely: “He's running for reelection — if he lives until then”; “Very few people in this class — three, to be exact — have completed their projects”; “She joined the chorus for only one reason — she loves to sing.” In the last example, where the parenthetical material comes at the end of the sentence rather than in the middle, a colon could be used instead of the dash.
The dashboard of a car or other vehicle: I keep a gun under the dash (1867+)