draw out


  • Drawing Out Clear
    Drawing Out Clear
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v draw out lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer "We prolonged our stay","She extended her visit by another day","The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
    • v draw out cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
    • v draw out remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense "pull weeds","extract a bad tooth","take out a splinter","extract information from the telegram"
    • v draw out remove as if by suction "aspirate the wound"
    • v draw out deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
    • v draw out make more sociable "The therapist drew out the shy girl"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year because it's built on top of an underground reservoir. Wells are drawing out more and more water for the city's growing population of more than 15 million people.
    • Draw out to leave the place (of an army), &c
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.”
  • Maria Weston Chapman
    Maria Weston Chapman
    “We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out, and hold him to it.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.”
  • Bible
    “The purpose of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. [Proverbs 20:5]”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A later form of Drag.


In literature:

Then he began to draw out the man and woman.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
The sound that was like the smack of glutinous lips, or some creature drawing itself out of thick, viscid slime.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
The shape of the arm is a little out of the ordinary, but the drawing indicates quite clearly how it is cut.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
Completion of the drawing out of the cotton roving to the required size.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
What can you do with it when you draw it out?
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Aunt Marjorie felt like a shipwrecked mariner, as she sat now in the lovely drawing room and looked out over the summer scene.
"A Young Mutineer" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
It was empty, and he sat down, and drawing out the paper, made a dash at the first question.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
He strove hard to draw out the sword, but all his might could not move it.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Not content with this she hunted out a huge sheet of drawing paper and drew upon it an original pen-and-ink design after her own heart.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The figure was also a little out of drawing, so to speak; it was tall and loosely-jointed.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward

In poetry:

But those are just two stories
and I have more to tell
from the outhouse, the greenhouse
where you draw me out of hell.
"Cripples And Other Stories" by Anne Sexton
Look how the Earth puts forth her pride
And blooms around, to draw
Thy soul out till it toss aside
The phrases of the law.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
That I, when weary with the fight,
And wishing for a rest at length,
Might look and draw from out its light
A comfort and a strength.
"One Star Alone" by Alexander Anderson
By which they rest, and ocean sounds,
And, star and system rolling past,
A soul shall draw from out the vast
And strike his being into bounds,
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Jim was the tough guy of Texas,
Quick on the draw was Jim,
He'd pull out his gun but like blazes he'd run,
If the other guy was tougher than him.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
Out in the garden your head is already low.
(Can you smell the rose? Ah, no.)
But your limbs can draw
Life from the earth through the touch of your padded paw.
"Dog" by Harold Monro

In news:

"I think there are a ton of patterns out there," said Bradley Roy of Lancaster, Ky. You don't have to draw the top boat number on Day One and rush to a particular spot in order to have a chance to win the tournament.
Voters turned back previous unions dues measures, also known as " paycheck protection" because they limit the ability to draw money out of members paychecks , in 1998 and 2005.
Denver Police used gas to draw a man out of a Denver hotel room ending.
Penalties are handed out to draw drivers, team owners and car chiefs for breaking rules or causing undo safety violations.
Jerry Brown has rolled out his long-awaited proposal to reform publicly financed pensions for government workers, drawing protests from Republicans and Democrats alike.
St Petersburg , Russia – The St Petersburg Open lost its second seed on Wednesday when Denis Istomin bowed out of the draw.
The world's biggest software maker, will introduce a new, free Web-based email portal under its Outlook brand and phase out Hotmail over time as it seeks to draw users from Google's Gmail.
In deciding which one of these excellent pies to make, however, you are drawing on forces that are out of your control.
What's the best way to play a draw to the nuts while out of position.
With grouse season drawing to a close this weekend, I have been trying to get my young pointer out to hunt when the weather cooperated.
We draw our impressions of the new Polaris during a land check and test drive of the first model out of the mold.
Just this morning, Craig Newmark came out swinging on his latest cause: drawing attention to the wave of new "voting rights" laws that could impact millions of voters come November.
Still, there are those times where pulling out your phone will draw dirty looks from everyone in the room.
Gencor Industries introduces the Quick Draw -- a unique concept that combines both fast load-out time and reduced segregation.
Fishermen from Alaska's commercial and charter industry are heading back to the drawing board to figure out potential management solutions to the halibut decline in southeast and southcentral Alaska.

In science:

PASTA is a statement about the steady-state behavior of the draws; in general the first several draws taken at positive times will be out of equilibrium.
How to Couple from the Past Using a Read-Once Source of Randomness
This cylinder can be be seen on the other hand as an open string with one of its end-points describing the closed (loop) string |B in >, while the other end draws |B out >.
Limits on the size of extra dimensions
Indeed, many molecules which one could draw on the board for their beautiful presumed NMR properties turn out to be unstable, very hard to synthesize, or toxic.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
With these preparations out of the way we may now draw already some first conclusions about the action of the final operator (ℓ) ˆeE k (S ).
Consistency Check on Volume and Triad Operator Quantisation in Loop Quantum Gravity II
He pointed out that the earlier models had not included the effect of Chandrasekhar’s dynamical friction (Chandrasekhar, 1943), and showed that the effect would draw the colliding galaxies into a merger.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era