5th dnd – Can I throw a sword that does not have the property Launched on someone?

In previous D & D editions, such as 3.5, a character could cast a melee weapon using exploits like Throw Anything.

In the 5th edition of D & D, is there a rule, ability, or method that allows a character to cast a hand-held melee weapon without the Launched property, such as a long sword?