• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prep From frŏm Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony. From sometimes denotes away from remote from inconsistent with. “Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing.” Shak. From, when joined with another preposition or an adverb, gives an opportunity for abbreviating the sentence. “There followed him great multitudes of people . . . fromthe landbeyond Jordan.” Math. iv. 25. In certain constructions, as from forth from out, etc., the ordinary and more obvious arrangment is inverted, the sense being more distinctly forth from out from from being virtually the governing preposition, and the word the adverb. See From off, under Off adv., and From afar, under Afar adv. "Experience from the time past to the time present.""The song began from Jove.""From high Mæonia's rocky shores I came.""If the wind blow any way from shore.""Sudden partings such as press
      The life from out young hearts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours
    • from Out of the limits, locality, or presence of, or connection with: expressing departure or point of departure, separation, discrimination, removal, or distance in space, time, condition, etc. As regards space: as, to emigrate from Germany; the town is five miles from the sea; to separate the sheep from the goats.
    • from [Sometimes used absolutely, in the sense of distant, absent, or coming from: as, a visitor from the city.
    • from As regards time, or succession in a series or in logical connection: noting the point of departure or reckoning: as, he was studious from his childhood; from that time onward.
    • from As regards idea, aim, or purpose: as, such a result was far from my intention; this is aside from our object.
    • from As regards state, condition, or effect: as, I am far from believing it; he is far from rich (that is, from being rich); he is a long way from being an atheist.
    • from As regards direction: away from.
    • from As regards point of view: out of; off.
    • from Out of: expressing derivation, withdrawal, or abstraction. As regards source or origin: as, light emanates from the sun; the Greek alphabet was derived from the Phenician; illustrations drawn from nature.
    • from As regards occupation, relation, or situation: as, to retire from office or from business; to return from a journey; to withdraw from society.
    • from As regards a principal receptacle or place of deposit: as, to draw money from the bank; coal is dug from mines.
    • from As regards a whole or mass of which a part is taken or considered.
    • from As regards state or condition: as, to start from sleep; to go from bad to worse.
    • from Out of the charge, custody, or possession of: as, his office or the seal was taken from him.
    • from In consequence of; on account or by reason of; on the strength or by aid of; as a result of; through: as, to act from a sense of duty, or from necessity; the conclusion from these facts is evident; to argue from false premises; from what I hear, I think he is guilty.
    • from [From is much used before local adverbs or prepositions used elliptically as nouns: as, from above, from below, from beneath, from behind, from beyond, from far off, etc., such phrases being used as unitary adverbs or prepositions, as in ‘from beyond Jordan,’ ‘from out of the bowels of the earth.’ From forth, from off, from out, etc., are usually transpositions: as, “from forth (forth from) his bridal bower” (Pope, Odyssey); warned from off (off from) the land.
    • from From hence, from thence, from whence are pleonastic, ‘from’ being implied in the adverb; but they have long been in good use.
    • from Forth; out; fro.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word, tattoo originated from the Tahitain word "tattau" which means "to mark."
    • prep From from forth: out of, as from a source: away: at a distance: springing out of: by reason of.
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  • Dennis Green
    Dennis Green
    “The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.”
  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer
    “When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.”
  • Plutarch
    “They named it Ovation from the Latin ovis [A Sheep].”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking.”


Blood from a turnip - It is impossible to get something from someone if they don't have it, just as you cannot get blood from a turnip.
Bolt from the blue - If something happens unexpectedly and suddenly, it is a bolt from the blue.
Cut from the same cloth - If people are cut from the same cloth, they are very similar in terms of ideas, opinions, beliefs, etc.
Dead from the neck up - Someone who's dead from the neck up is very stupid indeed.
Fall from grace - If a person falls from grace, they lose favor with someone.
Far cry from - This means that something is very different from something.
Fresh from the oven - If something is fresh from the oven, it is very new.
From a different angle - If you look at something from a different angle, you look at it from a different point of view.
From Missouri - (USA) If someone is from Missouri, then they require clear proof before they will believe something.
From pillar to post - If something is going from pillar to post, it is moving around in a meaningless way, from one disaster to another.
From rags to riches - Someone who starts life very poor and makes a fortune goes from rags to riches.
From scratch - This idiom means 'from the beginning'.
From soup to nuts - If you do something from soup to nuts, you do it from the beginning right to the very end.
From the bottom of your heart - If someone does something from the bottom of their heart, then they do it with genuine emotion and feeling.
From the get go - If you are familiar with something from the get go, you are familiar with it from the beginning


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. fram, from,; akin to OS. fram, out, OHG. & Icel. fram, forward, Sw. fram, Dan. frem, Goth. fram, from, prob. akin to E. forth,. 202. Cf. Fro Foremost
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fram, from; akin to Goth. fram, Ice. frá.


In literature:

When the tones burst from him like sparks from an anvil, he was a god.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
From day to day he went from house to house, from hospital to hospital, from ward to ward.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He was roused from it one evening by a sound that came from the other end of the room, somewhere near the sideboard.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
But what was to prevent him from going out again at the entrance from Latrigg?
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Pluck them from you, as you would your hand from the fire.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
From every tent men poured like seeds squirted from a squeezed lemon.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The foreign admirals exacted a promise from Ibrahim that he would make no movement until further orders should arrive from Constantinople.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
They had come from afar: one from mighty England, others from Germany and France.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The curse which I fled from, flees not from me!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
I snatched it from her and leaped from the train just as it was lifted off of the track.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Anything to get away from hearing Gregory's praises chanted from every lip.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
I fled from the room to Mrs. Molyneux, and roused her from sleep.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Breakfast from seven to eleven; soups and relishes from eleven to half-past one.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Then each julban took a portion of stale bread and dry goat cheese from a pouch hanging from his saddle, and a single draft from his water skin.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Why, as she came up from under the moon, would she halt and stand off from him?
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
There was no way to break free from the current that was sweeping him away from Saukenuk.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
While the liquor is cooling, remove the spent hops from E, the stove pipe from B, the ash-receiver from the bottom.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Dallas saw that they were sore from stone bruises and bleeding from cactus wounds.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Brookville is a little hamlet, nine miles from Augusta, and eighteen from Maysville.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
I wish to see the city saved, not so much from military as from natural motives.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine

In poetry:

I saw the wreaths of incense
Like little ghosts arise,
From temples under Fuji,
From Fuji to the skies.
"Nippon" by Alfred Noyes
The maidens'
Sleeves wave from the mount:
Where shrine walls,
From times long past
Have I thought of you.
"The maidens'" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
Unto us a Son is given:
He has come from God's own Heaven,
Bringing with Him from above
Holy peace and holy love.
"He Has Come, the Christ of God" by Horatius Bonar
``Where I from sea to sea shall ride,
Shall roll from shore to shore,
And with the Universal Tide
Be one for evermore;
"A Border Burn" by Alfred Austin
There is a hunger and a thirst,
Which nothing can supply,
But bread from God's unsparing hand,
And water from on high.
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
I have come far enough
from where I was not before
to have seen the things
looking in at me from through the open door
"A Form Of Women" by Robert Creeley

In news:

Sharks Cabot Ellert from Culver, Cameron Riddle from Plymouth and Jarod Cargo from Knox are ready to go at the Plymouth Sharks recruitment sessions during the last two weeks of September.
This year, the program is bringing in seven fellows from around the globe, but Forson was the first fellow from Ghana, and she is 1 of 5 from the African continent to have received the fellowship since its inception.
PATH station flooding from Superstorm Sandy In this security camera footage released from the Port Authority, flooding can be seen from Sandy in the Hoboken and Exchange Place PATH stations.
Sonic booms could occur Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am to noon and 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday from 10 am to 7 p.m. And Friday from 11 am to 1 pm At this time no flights are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday, Dec 16.
Those joining receive invaluable help from others members, and from Professional Genealogist Harlan Jessup, who is in the Genealogy Room of the library on Monday afternoons from 2 to 4 to assist with research.
On Saturday, Oct 6, from 1 to 5 pm, Peter and Donna Thomas, book artists from Santa Cruz, Calif, will have their gypsy wagon parked in the circle behind the West Science Center, up the hill from the library.
The Halo P 7 preamplifier from Parasound is designed for listeners who want low-noise performance from classic stereo sources as well as multichannel music and movies from Blu-ray, DVDs, and SACD players.
As can be seen from this week's data table, information regarding imports of hogs and pigs from Canada is still not available from USDA.
It would seem that everything one does, from eating to watching television, from meditating to juggling Chihauhau's, or from painting your masterpiece to lion taming, could also be done while spinning.
Get the latest Hints from Heloise column and view past Hints from Heloise columns from The Washington Post.
It used to be easy to separate the hippie bands from the hard rockers, the indie-alternative darlings from the classic dinosaurs, the exploratory jazz trios from the shrieking noise-rockers.
Net worth for households and nonprofits increased by $1.72 trillion from July through September, or 2.7 percent from the previous three months, to $64.8 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Thursday from Washington in its flow of funds report.
Since my scheduled guests from Nova cancelled, I made a couple of calls…and I'll have Marshall Doss from Nottaway and Patrick McNerney from Forever Falls on tonight's show.
An image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, authenticated by AP reporting, shows attempts to rescue the wounded in Idlib, northern Syria following heavy bombing from military warplanes.
And they are counting on this military to protect them against possible and probable retribution from these militias who've taken so much punishment from this military and from the Assad regime.

In science:

The first is obtainable in part from the parameter Q6 and the second is obtainable in part from the radial distribution function g (r) (e.g., from a scattering experiment).
Is Random Close Packing of Spheres Well Defined?
Note that the −1 in the above counting comes from the fact that the last (resp. first) step from r ′ to r ′′ (resp. from r ′′ to r ′ ) is fixed.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
If we reject, we remove from At (and also from Et ) a component of size M and (from Et ) all of its adjacent edges.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Plotted are the 12 Chandra HDF-N area sources in Table 2 that are detected in the soft band (stars), the 221.9 ks Chandra sources from H01 (triangles), the 100 ks Chandra sources from Mushotzky et al. (2000; open circles), and the ROSAT sources from Schmidt et al. (1998; dots).
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
Mg2 index from the SMAC survey and (V −I )0 colour from the SBF survey are plotted against the central stellar velocity dispersion σ from SMAC.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
It follows from the discussion above that we are going to look for conditionals in the set PC = 3Ω+ of three-valued functions c from the set Ω+ of finite nonempty sequences of atomic events from Ω into 3.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
Comparison between diffusion coefficients from exact diagonalization methods, as given in Ref. , and as obtained from the calculation of r(ε) = v/N ε from the DMRG algorithm with m = 18 for decreasing ε.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
For any X, Y ⊆ {a, a′ , b, b′} X | Y will be the same in both cases, but, seen from a or a′ , the distance to {b, b′} is closer from a′ in the first case, closer from a in the second.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Each photon with sufficient energy (>100 MeV) which arrives from a position sufficiently far from the Earth’s limb (<95◦ from the instrument axis) during a valid instrument mode is accepted for analysis.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
We assume here that the Cn and Cm always originate from different original curves (one from A and the other from B ).
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
Thus the horizontal line separating region I from region II continues across the diagram, separating region V from region VI and region II from region IV.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
In NGC 720, for example, the total emission from discrete sources has been estimated from both the hard spectral component detected with ASCA and from the spatial distribution of the X-ray surface brightness with ROSAT .
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
SUGRA model ), (ii) the massinsertions (δ ij LL )RHN arising from RG running from MGU T to the right handed neutrino mass scales MRi , and (iii) the chirality-flipping mass-insertions δ ij LR,RL arising from A−terms that are induced solely through RG running from M∗ to MGU T involving gauginos in the loop.
Lepton Flavor Violation within a realistic SO(10)/G(224) Framework
Let h− be the result of deleting from h all the edges from the li , and for 0 ≤ j ≤ n construct hj from h− by adding an edge from li to g(l− ) for 1 ≤ i ≤ j , and from li to f (l− ) for j < i ≤ n, and also an edge from l− to f (l− ) (or g(l− ); the choice is arbitrary).
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
The first equation means that drawing a variable ν from bPL amounts to drawing a constraint function ψ from ρ, k − 1 i.i.d. variables ηi from PL and computing ν from Eq. (12).
On the freezing of variables in random constraint satisfaction problems